1.Demonstrate the use of research evidence for nursing practice applied to the care of a surgical patient

2.Augment skills in clinical decision making and reasoning through synthesising and analysing information required to care for a surgical patient

3.Apply appropriate assessment, problem solving, planning, prioritising of interventions to care for the selected client scenario chosen

4.Demonstrate the nurse’s role in monitoring and implementing prioritised nursing interventions in response identified patient needs

Demonstrate the ability to communicate specific patient care issues succinctly according to scholarly writing and referencing conventionsPart A: Using the clinical reasoning cycle, devise a post-surgical plan of care for a patient who has undergone a total knee replacement

Parts B: Discuss the impact of co-morbidities and a general anaesthetic on post-operative recovery

Part C:  Discuss discharge planning for the patient following a total knee replacement

1. Provide an INTRODUCTION (approximately 150 words)

An introduction should provide clear scope about the direction of your assignment.

Part A  Utilising the case scenario and considering the pre and post- operative clinical data and academic literature devise a plan of care (approximately 600 words)

1.This section will concentrate on the first 24 hours of post-surgical care.

2.Analyse the case and formulate an appropriate prioritised plan of care for Frank within the defined 24 hour period.