Task 1 Triage
a) Identify the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS) you would assign to Gail on her arrival at the triage via the ambulance bay without any nursing assessment findings. Provide a rationale for your score
b) What location in the emergency department would you allocate Gail for assessment and treatment? Provide a rationale for your answer.
Task 2 Patient Assessments
a) Would you perform a secondary survey on the patient? Provide a rationale for your answer
b) Would you perform an ECG on Gail? Provide a rationale for your answer
c) Using the ECG provided, calculate the patient’s heart rate and Identify the rhythm. Provide a brief explanation of how you came to this conclusion.
Task 3 Focused Assessments
Task 3 focused assessments (200-250 words): a) Identify the specific body system(s) related to Gail’s presenting condition, you would conduct a focussed assessment. Provide a rationale for conducting this type of nursing assessment(s).
Task 4 Medication Management
a) Critically evaluate the pharmacological pain management prescribed for Gail. What medication would you use, if any, to treat Gail’s pain? Provide a rationale for your answer.
Task 5 Patient Safety
a) Identifying any concerns, complications or issues that may develop for Gail or the nursing staff as a consequence of a prolonged stay in the emergency department. Briefly explain why they may be an issue or concern.