Assessment 1 Essay
Due date Week 5 (Wednesday 3rd April, 1700hrs)
Weighting 30% Submission
Your assignment will be submitted into a Turnitin submission box within the SNUG102 Moodle site.
You will have the opportunity to review and re-submit your assignment up to the due date and time.
Type of Collaboration Individual Assessment Length 1000 words.
Details Case Study :
When Vinko “Vince” Juric had his heart attack 5 years ago he was mistakenly given metoprolol (a beta blocker) that he had a known and documented allergy to. Vince had an anaphylactic reaction to the drug and ended up intubated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The nurse that gave him the drug had dispensed several patients’ medications at once and gotten the patients mixed up and gave Vince the medications meant for the patient in the bed next to him. Vince the family’s sole provider was off work for several months recovering from the ICU admission.
Is it likely that the nurse would be found guilty of negligence if the family had decided to take legal action?
In this assessment you are required to outline each of the elements required for a successful negligence claim and if these were met or not.
Use the following headings and suggested word counts.
1. Introduction (100 words)
2. Duty of care owed (200 words)
• Outline what is a duty of care and whether the nurse owed it?
3. Duty of care breached (400 words)
• Outline if the duty of care was breached and why?
• Was this below the expected standard? (support with evidence)
4. Harm & Causation (200 words) • What must be proved and by whom?
5. Conclusion (100 words)
6. References All information presented is to be supported by academic resources. APA 6th Style Refgerencing
The focus of this assessment is negligence NOT the MI or anaphylaxis.
Style and format Essay
Subject Learning Outcomes 4,5,6
Marking Criteria See Rubric page 6
SUBJECT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
1. describe the regulation of nursing from both the perspective of the profession and the individual
2. recall the professional codes, standards and guidelines that structure practice for the registered nurse
3. describe and use ethical principles in decision making
4. identify legislation and common law principles relevant to the nursing profession and health care
5. understand the importance of evidence-based practice for the nursing profession
6. demonstrate fundamental academic skills, such as reading, writing, database searching and referencing.