Complex Care Task 1B Case Study

Step 1: Choose one case from those listed on the BB

Step 2: Conduct a comprehensive secondary assessment of this patient and

outline the systems assessments using the systems framework.

CNS/ CVS/ RESP/ ABDO/ RENAL/ Other. Not all information for the case

will be provided. You need to research what assessments might be important

here and include these. For example blood tests or other diagnostic tests and

present what these tests may show. You may add data as needed. Eg chest

inspection showed decreased air entry in left chest. This section may not need

extensive referencing as it is the assessments needed.

Step 3: Identify the main priorities of treatment for this case. Usually only 3-4

priorities will be needed and these need to be explained with appropriate

references and evidenced based practice. In this section you will identify the RN

responsibilities for care and how these will support the management of this


NOTE: for the case on sepsis you may need to identify the main 6 priorities.

(Each of the cases will be supported through work in tutorials).

Step 4: Outline and discuss appropriate discharge planning for this patient that

aligns with the social justice framework and the principles of equity, rights and

access for the case.


1. Make sure you draw on best available evidence to support your assessment.

Journal articles must be no older than 5 years old. Textbooks no older than

7 years old.

2. Referencing correctly is an easy way to secure marks. Make sure you

reference from credible journals that are related to the topic.

3. Use the library databases.

4. Draft safe assign is set up for you to use so you can check the writing and

referencing in your assessment.

5. This is an academic essay written in academic language: use third person,

do not use ‘I’

6. Make sure you use correct terminology within your assessment and only

acceptable abbreviations.

The case study assignment is an Individual Assessment Item. You may work

collaboratively with other students to understand concepts in this course, but

your answers must be your individual research, interpretation and application of

the materials.

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