Quality use of Medicine

Topic: Quality use of Medicine
Task: Case Study
Duration: 14 Hours
Word Count: 1500 Words
Reference: APA
Minimum Reference Count: 5

Task Description
You are required to read a short case study after which you will address the questions that follow in the word document provided. For more instructions, please read attached documents. Medication charts has been provided as well.
HNN215 and Quality use of Medicines

Assessment Task 1

1500 words and 40% weighting

Purpose of assessment task

Nurses have an active role in medication management, including safe administration

practices, knowledge of risks such as medication errors, adverse effects and drug

interactions. Patient participation in medication management and patient education

are also essential to patient safety.

Assessment task:

On 6th of March at 1500 hours, Mr. Michael Fazio, aged 74 years, was admitted to the

medical unit having been transferred from the emergency department where he was

admitted with a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It is now

7th March at 1200 hours and Mr. Fazio is in bed six and his wife is in attendance. Mr.

Fazio has a history of hypertension, and hyperlipidaemia.

Mr. Fazio’s vital signs were taken two hours ago:

Heart rate: 62 bpm, regular

Blood pressure: 103/60 mmHg

Respiratory rate: 22 breaths/min

Oxygen saturation: 96% on room air

Temperature: 36.8°C

Blood glucose level: 9.1mmol/L

The plan for Mr. Fazio is to have serial electrocardiograph’s (ECG’s) and cardiac

enzymes.

Questions

Q1a. Assess Mr. Fazio’s medication chart and identify and explain two significant

risks that may be associated with the use of these medicines. (Expect approximately

400 words)

Q1b. Describe the nursing strategies a nurse may implement to prevent/manage the

risks you have identified in Question 1a. (Expect approximately 400 words)

Q2a. Explain the clinical benefits of patient participation in medication

management during hospitalisation. (Expect approximately 300 words)

Q2b. Describe the nursing strategies that could be implemented to enhance Mr

Fazio’s participation in his medication management. (Expect approximately 400

words)

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Unit learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

This assessment task provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the following

Unit Learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes;

Unit Learning Outcomes

ULO1 Apply the principles of quality use of medicines in nursing practice.

ULO2 Compare and contrast drugs within the broad drug groups and discuss their

potential for adverse interactions, effects, and events.

ULO3 Synthesise knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to inform

clinical decision making for patient assessment, education, and evaluation.

ULO4 Identify and evaluate strategies used to manage risk when administering

medications.

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

GLO1 Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of

study related to a discipline or profession.

GLO2 Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to

inform, motivate and effect change.

GLO3 Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

GLO4 Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking

and judgment.

GLO5 Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined)

problems.

GLO6 Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking

responsibility for personal actions.

Submission information:

This assignment task is to be submitted into the designated assessment dropbox for this

unit.

Due date: Wednesday May 3, 2017 assignment to be submitted no later than

11.59pm.

To ensure appropriate support is available should any technical issues arise, you are

strongly advised to submit your assignment into the designated dropbox before 4pm

on the due date.

You are responsible for ensuring that the correct version of your assessment task is

properly uploaded into the correct assessment dropbox.

Extension Requests

Requests for extensions should be made to Unit/Campus Chairs well in advance of the

assessment due date. Please follow the link for detailed information and form.

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http://www.deakin.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/292913/assignment-extension-

form.pdf

Special Consideration

You may be eligible for special consideration if circumstances beyond your control

prevent you from undertaking or completing an assessment task at the scheduled time.

See the following link for advice on the application process:

http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/assessment-and-results/special-

consideration

Student instructions for assessment task

Presentation:

Front page: to include student name and number, Assignment title and word

count.

Adhere to word limit requirements (within 10%). The word count does not

include headings, references page, reference citations and direct quotes.

A reference list should be provided on a separate page headed ‘References’ at

the end of the assignment.

Appendices (if applicable) are attached after the reference list page.

Table of contents: Do not include a table of contents unless instructed to do so.

Headings to be used in assignments of >3,000 words.

Specific presentation requirements as per APA style guide. (2012). Retrieved from

http://www.apastyle.org

Font:

12-point type size (never use a larger point size for headings or on the title

page).

Use Times or Times New Roman.

Spacing:

Double-line spacing (Do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the

references list entries.) Use one space after all punctuation except certain

periods within abbreviations, quotations or parentheses (e.g., p.m.; “et al.,

2014”).

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Page numbers

Page numbers to be provided on all pages except front page. Place page

number in top right hand corner.

Margins

2.54 cm at the top, bottom, left-hand, and right-hand sides of the page.

Paragraph indents

Indent the first line of each paragraph (using the tab key or paragraph tool).

Exceptions: abstract, block quotations, titles and headings, table titles and

notes.

References list indents

Apply the hanging indent for the second and subsequent lines of a reference.

Justification of text

All text needs to be aligned to the left, not justified.

Your assignment should be converted to a PDF document before submission. Please

check the document before submitting to the dropbox to ensure the formatting has not

changed. Software for converting word documents to PDF is available to download

from the Deakin software catalogue at no cost.

Structure:

Answers to case study questions should normally be organized in paragraphs

of approximately 100-150 words, with each paragraph focused on explanation

of one idea. There should be a logical progression of ideas as demonstrated by

linked arguments/points made in each paragraph. Each paragraph should

commence with a topic sentence and end with a link to the next paragraph.

You are not required to provide an introduction and conclusion for this case

study.

Communicate using academic writing:

Adheres to conventions of written English eg. word choice, professional

language, grammar, use of appropriate sentence structure, punctuation and

spelling. Use of direct quotations: unless really necessary, most assignments

do not require the use of direct quotes. Instead, re-expression of author

arguments into your own words is required. If a direct quotation is used, you

must explain how it adds to the discussion.

Referencing style

Acknowledge sources and adhere to referencing conventions as per APA Style

www.deakin.edu.au/referencing

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Unit Code and title: HNN215 Quality use of Medicines

Assessment task 1: Case study 40% of overall grade

Total marks: 100

Performance Standards High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Unsatisfactory

Criterion 1

In question 1a accurately compare and

contrast drugs, explain their potential for

adverse interactions, effects and events; and in

question 1b apply knowledge of

pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to

inform clinical decision making for patient

assessment, education, and evaluation (ULO2,

ULO3)

(40 marks)

All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor

errors/gaps

(32-40 marks)

All elements of this criterion met with several minor knowledge errors /gap

(28-31 marks)

Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor

knowledge errors /gaps or one

significant gap or error

(24-27 marks)

Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one

significant knowledge

error/gaps

(20-23 marks)

Does not meet the criteria and/or contains multiple

errors.

(0-19 marks)

Criterion 2

In question 2a accurately explain the

principles of quality use of medicines; and in

question 2b describe strategies to manage risk

when administering medications

(ULO1, ULO4)

(30 marks)

All elements of this criterion met with occasional minor

errors/gaps

(24-30 marks)

All elements of this criterion met with several minor

knowledge errors /gap

(21- 23 marks)

Most elements of this criterion met but has many minor

knowledge errors /gaps or one significant gap or error

(18-20 marks)

Meets most elements of the criterion but has more than one

significant knowledge error/gaps

(15-17 marks)

Does not meet the criteria

and/or contains multiple errors.

(0-14 marks)

Relevant literature selected and used to

support discussion

(10 marks)

All elements of this criterion

met with occasional minor errors/gaps

(8-10 marks)

All elements of this criterion

met with several minor knowledge errors /gap

(7 marks)

Most elements of this criterion

met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one

significant gap or error

(6 marks)

Meets most elements of the

criterion but has more than one significant knowledge

error/gaps

(5 marks)

Literature selected was either

irrelevant or inadequate and/ or not used/rarely used to support

discussion

(0-5 marks)

Referencing style is accurate and consistent

with APA style

(10 marks)

All elements of this criterion

met with occasional minor errors/gaps

(8-10 marks)

All elements of this criterion

met with several minor knowledge errors gap

(7 marks)

Most elements of this criterion

met but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one

significant gap or error

(6 marks)

Meets most elements of the

criterion but has more than one significant knowledge

error/gaps

(5 marks)

Consistently incorrect referencing

style

(0-5 marks)

Assignment is presented and structured

according to instructions.

AND

Writing is in accordance with standard

language conventions

(10 marks)

All elements of the criteria

met with occasional minor errors/gaps

(8-10 marks)

All elements of the criteria met

with several minor errors/gaps

(7 marks)

All elements of the criteria met

but has many minor knowledge errors /gaps or one significant

gap or error

(6 marks)

All elements of the criteria met

but has more than one significant knowledge

error/gaps

Errors in grammar, sentence

and / or punctuation which

detract from readability at times

(5 marks)

Not presented according to

instructions. Lacks expected structure.

Multiple errors in

spelling/grammar and/or

punctuation that significantly

detracts from readability throughout.

(0-5 marks)

80%+ 70%+ 60%+ 50%+ <50%

 

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