In this assessment, you will be required to analyse the case study related to a common clinical presentation in childhood and develop a care plan.
Refer to the Assessment Instructions for details on how to complete this assessment.
This assessment provides an opportunity for you to use the theoretical knowledge you have acquired so far in CCA206 Care of Children and Adolescents. You are encouraged to analyse the information presented to you in the case study, recommend appropriate courses of action based on best practices, supported by academic references. Consider the principles of atraumatic care and family-centred care in your analysis and care planning.
Consider using the Clinical Reasoning Cycle to analyse the case study and develop the care plan. For more information, you may refer to: Levett-Jones, T. (2017). Clinical reasoning. Pearson Education Australia, Chapter 1- Clinical reasoning: What it is and why it matters.
To complete this assessment, you must:
- Read the case study document found in Assessment 2 resources folder on
- Analyse the information provided in the case study scenario and respond to the following questions
- Define the clinical diagnosis/es.
- Describe the pathophysiology of the clinical
- Analyse the aetiology, risk factors, signs, and symptoms of the clinical diagnosis in relation to the current clinical presentation of the child
- Analyse the growth and development of the child in the case study and identify specific requirements for care during hospitalisation (based on age/ developmental stage)
- Identify any complex safeguarding issues related to the child in the case
- Describe the multidisciplinary processes for managing any complex safeguarding issues related to the child in the case study, based on the child protection responsibilities of a Registered Nurse in your State or
- Identify and discuss the medication management complexities in the case study scenario and include in care
- Appraise suitable risk assessment tools, and apply one tool to determine the risk management measures to be integrated into the child’s care
- Based on your analysis above, develop a family centred care plan for the child in the case study highlighting FOUR care priorities/problems identified. In your care plan, include assessment data, problems or issues identified, goals/expected outcomes, nursing interventions/actions, and evaluation. As you are not providing care in the real world, to write your evaluation, consider that the child’s condition is improving after your interventions.
- A cover page must be included which includes; subject name and code, assessment number, student name, student number and word count
- Present your assessment in 12-point font, Arial or Times New Roman, 1.5 line spaced and a minimum of 5cm margins.
- Page numbers should be included in the footer along with student ID number
- Suggested Structure
- A brief succinct introduction should be written to introduce the case study and intention of the case study analysis (100-150 words).
- A conclusion should be written which sums up any significant findings and concludes the case study analysis in an engaging way. No new information should be introduced in the conclusion (100-150 words).
- Use Headings and Subheadings where appropriate to indicate the question is being addressed
- Write your case study report in the third
- Familiarise yourself with the rubric to ensure you are addressing the relevant elements within your case
- Submit your report as a word document (unprotected) and not PDF.