You are to choose one of the following scenarios for your 3000-word (+/- 10%) essay-based scenario:
Fazia is a 52-year-old woman who has been taking regular Ibuprofen tablets for her rheumatoid arthritis.
Fazia has been experiencing abdominal discomfort for the past 24 hours but has continued taking her over
the counter ibuprofen to ease the pain. This morning Fazia experienced three episodes of vomiting fresh
Fazia is brought into the Medical Assessment Unit by Ambulance with a provisional diagnosis of a gastro
You go to see Faiza and she appears pale and looks drained and lethargic. She complains of
epigastric pain and feeling dizzy. When you check her vital signs, you find the following parameters:
Respiratory rate: 24 breaths per minute
Oxygen Saturations: 90% on room air
Pulse: 120 beats per minute
Blood pressure: 85/53 mmHg
Capillary refill time: 3 seconds
Temperature: 35.4 degrees centigrade
Monty is a 44-year-old man who has a respiratory tract infection and was commenced on oral
antibiotics four days ago. He calls his GP today as he feels his condition is worse. The GP is very
concerned about his breathless condition and refers him to the medical assessment unit.
On arrival he feels very unwell, unable to speak in full sentences, looks flushed and is shivering.
Monty is diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia. His vital signs are as follows:
Respiratory rate 28 breaths per minute
Oxygen saturations 89% on room air
Pulse 125 beats per minute
Blood pressure: 87/40 mmHg
Capillary Refill Time: 4 seconds
Temperature: 38.7 degrees centigrade
Critically discuss, with reference to the relevant pathophysiology, the nursing assessment, priorities of care
and nursing management of this acutely unwell patient for the first 24 hours following admission.
Your answer should also demonstrate your underpinning knowledge of relevant pharmacology, psychosocial
aspects as well as any potential complications.
You are required to provide a cover sheet
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The essay must be submitted before: 2 pm on 18
th January 2022
This is a 3000-word assignment. The front page provided should be used.
The word count can be +/- 10% of the total and should be declared on the front page.
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The assignment should be present in an academic essay format, with a clear introduction, body and
conclusion. It should demonstrate and appropriate formal academic style, avoiding contractions (e.g. dont,
wont, etc.) informal or spoken forms of language.
Headings and subheadings should not be included.
Your work should be written in the third person
Ensure you do not identify any individual or organisation, directly or by implication, in your work (NMC,
2018). Equally, unless crucial to the argument and or where the information is already in the public domain,
refer to organisation only in general term e.g. an NHS Trust.
Referencing and research requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online
(http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and
Shields, G. (2019) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 11
th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan. Copies are available via the University library.
How your work will be assessed
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning
outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the Universitys
institutional grading descriptors. If it is appropriate to the format of your assignment and your subject area,
a proportion of your marks will also depend upon your use of academic referencing conventions.
This assignment will be marked according to the grading descriptors for Level 6.
More information about CW1 will be given during your assignment support seminar.
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you have not achieved the pass mark of 100% for exam 1 and/or 40% for CW1, a decision will be made
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to resubmit, and the confirmed deadline. An announcement will be made once the Board results are
You are strongly advised to seek referral support from the AN623 module team.
This assignment should be submitted electronically. Please use the relevant Turnitin submission
point in the Submit your work area in your Blackboard module shell.
Please ensure that your work has been saved in an appropriate file format. Turnitin will only accept
the following file types: Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF,
OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs, or plain text. Your file must also contain at least
20 words of text, consist of fewer than 400 pages and be less than 40MB in size.
You can submit your work as many times as you like before the submission date. If you do submit
your work more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by the most recent version.
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You are reminded of the Universitys regulations on academic misconduct, which can be viewed on
the University website: https://bucks.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/9546/Academic-MisconductPolicy.pdf. In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and
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