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Purpose of assessment task The purpose of this assessment task is to provide you with the opportunity to engage with key knowledge and skills drawn from each of the five Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs) paying particular attention to ULO one, two and three. This will allow you to demonstrate your ability to use this knowledge to organise and explain assessment findings, using principles of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and health assessment frameworks. Completing this task will assist you to engage with, and to demonstrate attainment of, key knowledge and skills.
Due date: 14th August 2020
Time: 8.00pm
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Topic background: Health assessment is a foundational skill for nurses in all contexts of care. Assessment informs identification of patient problems in relation to risk, symptoms and patient function. Appropriate use of assessment data will assist students to further develop clinical decision making skills foundational to the provision of quality patient care. In your role as a student nurse, you will be asked to undertake elements of health assessments in a range of settings during your clinical placements.
Assignment Question / Task Description: You are required to answer 5 questions that are presented as part of an ongoing case study. Each question draws on one of the first 5 weeks of content in this unit.
Answered Same Day Aug 13, 2021 HNN114 Deakin University


Sunabh answered on Aug 14 2021
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Student Name: _________________
Student Number: _________________
Assignment title: HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Unit: HNN114
Unit chair name: _________________
Word count: 1523
Table of Contents
Week One – Focus: Abdominal Assessment    3
Week Two – Focus: Respiratory Assessment    4
Week Three – Focus: Cardiac Assessment    5
Week Four – Focus: Central Nervous System (CNS)    6
Week Five – Focus: Musculoskeletal    7
References    9
Week One – Focus: Abdominal Assessment
Anatomy and Physiology –
It would be essential to consider that the patient does not reflect any morphological abnormalities. Patient’s vital signs reflect normal conditions and the pain assessment reflect 2/10 score at rest increasing by up to 6/10 upon movement. Further, constipation could be considered as a major rational behind non-passage of bowls from past 2 days. Moreover, pain medications such as muscle relaxants, or the use of opioids along with anaesthesia can also result into presented condition (Chang et al., 2020). Likewise, patient reports bloating because of non-passage of stools by her body for the past 2 days because of which rectum are passing on signals that it is not empty.
Pathophysiology –
In order to conduct abdominal assessment for the patient, three steps followed were inspection, percussion as well as auscultation. During inspection patient was settled in a supinated position with her abdomen region exposed and visible followed by observations such as colour of abdomen skin, which should reflect normal condition if bloating is due to constipation. Further, inspection is followed by auscultation where different sounds emerging from patient’s stomach were heard. During percussion, patient’s abdomen area was tapped with hands and fingertips in order to detect areas with any pain. Patient should not report any pain during percussion if bloating is due to constipation; likewise, some voices from abdomen should be heard during auscultation, which reflects the movement of gas inside the stomach (van Genderen et al., 2014).
    Abdomen examination would be followed by oral examination where questions would be asked regarding her fi
e intake since last 2 days along with the quantity of fluid intake. This assessment should result into conclusion directing towards constipation; therefore, major focus here would be upon improving dietary fi
e intake, increasing fluid intake or other medications to facilitate the passage of stools.
Week Two – Focus: Respiratory Assessment
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiological Data Collection –
Patient was supposed to be discharged after 4 days of her surgery; however, occu
ence of a sudden asthma attack delayed it. It would be essential to consider that patient does not report any triggers or allergies, which could have triggered asthma attack. Therefore, presented situation could be resultant from one possible condition that is, non-intake of asthma medications that are ‘seretide inhaler’ and ‘salbutamol’. However, some other nosocomial infections could also have triggered the asthma attack.
Abnormal assessment –
Abnormal symptoms observed from the patient include shortness of
eath, tachypnoeic along with an audible respiratory wheezing and these symptoms can be considered as characteristic of an asthma attack. As evident from the primary findings, use of accessory muscles & tracheal tugging is the most appropriate assessment, which could be considered as valid in the presented case. Duong, Zeki and Louie (2017) suggested that during an asthma attack chest muscles become stiff, na
ow and inflated leading formation of extra mucus; thus, making it hard for the...

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