1. Briefly explain the variations in health needs and activities of daily living across the person’s lifespan.
2. Briefly explain in your own words how the wellness approach to health addresses the physiological and psychosocial aspects of health.
3. Identify and describe three (3) approaches to understanding human growth and development.
4. Briefly describe four (4) factors that promote and four (4) factors that impede comfort, rest and sleep for a person in a clinical setting.
5. Discuss five (5) recommended nursing interventions when providing care for a client with fluid and nutritional deficits.
6. When a person is admitted in a clinical setting, a nurse should conduct a range of assessments to identify risks associated with the following parameters or areas of concern. Discuss why it is important to identify risks associated with each of these when providing episodic care.
d. Cognitive status
e. Deep vein thrombosis
f. Venous thromboembolism
g. Pulmonary embolism
i. Length of stay
j. Mental health condition
l. Nutritional status
n. Presence of morbidity
7. Refer to ARC guidelines and industry recommendations on hospital emergency codes and summarise your findings on each of the following aspects underpinning basic life support and emergency codes.
• Recommended depth of compression when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in adults and the rationale for it.
• What happens to an unconscious person’s upper airway during head tilt/chin lift intervention?
• Examples of situations where you could cease providing CPR.
• Recommendation to avoid fatigue interfering with the delivery of adequate chest compressions when there are multiple rescuers.
• How will you prepare a client’s skin prior to AED pad placement?
• How will you ensure safety when using AED and administering shock?
• Discuss the use of MET call and Code Blue in a hospital. What is the expected response to MET call and Code Blue?
8. Briefly describe appropriate strategies a nurse must implement in establishing a safe bedside environment to prevent patient falls in a healthcare environment.
9. Refer to the falls prevention guidelines provided by SA Health and access the fall and injury risk assessment form from their website. Briefly describe when to use this form in a healthcare environment and discuss key considerations in completing a falls risk assessment.
10. Briefly describe appropriate strategies a nurse must implement in promoting active exercises for a patient in a healthcare setting.
11. Briefly describe appropriate strategies a nurse must implement in promoting passive exercises for a bedridden patient in a healthcare setting.
12. Briefly describe key considerations in promoting deep breathing and coughing exercises for a patient in a healthcare setting.
13.Briefly describe appropriate strategies a nurse must implement in maintaining skin integrity of a bed ridden patient. Include in your response key considerations in providing pressure area care.
14.Briefly describe strategies a nurse could implement to ensure physical comfort of a patient.
15.It is common for most clients to experience sleep disturbances when admitted in a clinical setting. Briefly describe strategies a nurse could implement to minimise sleep disturbances of a patient.
16.Briefly describe key considerations when addressing the healthcare needs of a person with immobility.
17.Briefly describe four (4) pieces of information you must gather when assessing the respiratory status of a person and identifying any actual or potential problems.
18.Briefly describe the recommended nursing interventions when providing care for a client experiencing multi-system problems associated with circulation, including pain or discomfort with exercise, difficulty breathing, palpitations and fatigue.
19.Briefly describe a nurse’s role in the assessment and management of a client’s pain.
20.When planning actual and potential nursing care for a client admitted in your clinical setting, it is important to consider the underlying medical conditions. Provide a rationale to support this statement with an example.
21.Provide two (2) examples of sensory deficits and identify personal aids and devices appropriate to manage the identified deficits.
22.Provide five (5) examples of cognitive deficits. Briefly describe three (3) strategies for managing clients with attention and memory difficulties.
23.Research and briefly explain the admission and discharge planning processes that occur in a hospital setting. Outline documentation required when admitting and discharging a patient.
24.Briefly describe the key considerations when using various equipment for health assessment and data collection.
25.Briefly describe how you should assist a person to ambulate using a Zimmer Frame
26.Briefly describe the key considerations when interpreting and analysing a person’s health-related information.
27.How could you recognise a deteriorating patient? When working in a hospital, how and when should you raise issues of concern about a person’s deterioration?
28.Briefly describe appropriate strategies a nurse should use when gathering information from a patient’s family or carer if the patient is unable to communicate.
29.Nurses must apply problem solving strategies and skills when performing clinical health assessments. Briefly discuss this with an example.