? Students are to choose one (1) of the case studies below and answer the associated
questions. The assignment is to be presented in a question/answer format NOT as
an essay (i.e. no introduction or conclusion).
? Each answer has a word limit (1600 in total); each answer must be supported with
? A reference list must be provided at the end of the assignment.
? Please refer to the marking guide available in the unit outline for further information.
** The following questions must be answered for your chosen case study **
The following questions relates to the patient within the first 24 hours since
admission to the emergency department (ED):
1. Outline the causes, incidence and risk factors of the identified condition and how it
can impact on the patient and family (400 words)
2. List five (5) common signs and symptoms of the identified condition; for each provide
a link to the underlying pathophysiology (350 words)
a. This can be done in the form of a table – each point needs to be appropriately
3. Describe two (2) common classes of drugs used for patients with the identified
condition including physiological effect of each class on the body (350 words)
a. This does not mean specific drugs but rather the class that these drugs
4. Identify and explain, in order of priority the nursing care strategies you, as the
registered nurse, should use within the first 24 hours post admission for this patient