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Written Assignment: Poster transitional complex care
Marked out of 100; Weighting: 20%
Due Date: Week 5 by 1700hrs, Monday 26 November 2018.
Poster A3 size, Report 1300 words
Aim:
The aim of this task is to enable students to demonstrate their understanding of transitional care and high-risk moments in the management of the complex client (and family) related to their area of practice. Transitional moments in care are noted to be particularly risky for patients, and can vary according to the practice environment or the model of care in place (e.g. do patients access care from your organisation in the community from different providers, or are they admitted patients who are under transition care when they are transferred to another ward, or when nurses caring for them change shift or change assignments, etc.?)
This assignment addresses Course Learning Outcomes 2 and 3.
2. Interpret evidence to identify and manage deteriorating clients and support their families.
3. Appraise transitional care of complex clients.
Task Description:
There are two (2) parts to this task.
Part A - You will develop an A3 sized poster that includes a flow chart and identifies action points for the patient as they access care in your practice environment. You will need to choose a complex client group (e.g. children with asthma, post-surgical patients transferred back to the ward, admission of cardiac patients via emergency, etc.) specific to your clinical context, and describe key points during that care that are high risk. The patient assessment and management that should be used to reduce the risk of patient deterioration should also be identified. Submit to the Assessment 1 poster forum (via Discussions in left menu OR Assessment 1 Poster forum link in Assessment folder).
Part B - Your flow chart will be accompanied by a 1300 word explanatory report elaborating on the inclusions in your flow chart and in which you appraise assessment and management approaches (including family where appropriate) that are essential for upholding patient safety. Ensure you consider interdisciplinary roles in this explanation in relation to risk mitigation and transitional care. Use the report template provided and submit via the Turnitin submission point in the relevant Assessment folder.
Further task information:
Your poster containing the flow chart will:
• Be A3 size (297 mm x 420 mm)
• Highlight key points/moments that are high risk for patients transitioning in and out of your practice environment in relation to deterioration
• Identify patient assessment required to identify client deterioration (interdisciplinary) at each of the high-risk points/moments in the patient journey through your practice environment
Your explanatory report will:
• Introduce the flow chart and client group (150 words)
• Justify the client group’s complexity and areas of risk for deterioration [children with asthma, patients after post-surgical transfer, admission of cardiac patients via emergency] (350 words)
• Appraise assessment and management approaches (including family where appropriate) that are essential for upholding patient safety - ensure you consider an interdisciplinary focus in this discussion (650 words)
• Your discussion must be supported with current or seminal literature (minimum of 8 scholarly references)
• Conclude your main points related to risk mitigation and high-risk aspects of transitional care for your chosen patient group in your practice environment (150 words).
Other elements:
• Always refer to the Health Writing and Referencing Guide.
• Use APA 6th edition referencing style.
• Ensure that you use scholarly literature[1] (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and text books) that has been published within the last five years.
• Use academic language[2] throughout.
• Refer to the marking guidelines when writing your assignment (see attached file at the top of this item). This will assist you in calculating the weightings of the sections for your assignment.
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[1] Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles are written by scholars or professionals who are experts in their fields, as opposed to literature such as magazine articles, which reflect the tastes of the general public and are often meant as entertainment.
[2] Everyday language is predominantly subjective. It is mainly used to express opinions based on personal preference or belief rather than evidence. Written academic English is formal. It avoids colloquialisms and slang, which may be subject to local and social variations. Formal language is more precise and stable, and therefore more suitable for the expression of complex ideas and the development of reasoned argumentation.

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