401000- Professional Practice Experience- Nursing Case Study Assignment Help
Aim of Assessment:
The purpose of this holistic health assessment task is to help you increase your knowledge and skills in
performing an assessment on an adult person focusing on vital signs measurements. You will need to
demonstrate an insight into how differences in vital signs measurements may commonly indicate a person’s
wellbeing. Satisfactory completion of this assessment item will assist in enabling you to demonstrate that you
have met the learning outcomes 1-9.
Tony Milano is visiting the General Practitioner (GP) clinic for a check- up. You are the Practice Nurse who will
interview Tony for his health assessment before he sees the GP.
Tony is a 49yr old male who is widowed and lives alone since his wife passed away from cancer 2 years ago. Tony recently retired 2 months ago as his job was physically demanding as a builder and informs you that there is a strong family history of cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Tony mentions that he has felt “run- down, lethargic and has had a runny nose for the last couple of days ‘’. Upon assessment you notice Tony’s skin is warm to touch. Further questioning highlights that Tony does not cook at home, as it is easier to buy takeaway food. This is usually deep fried food 3 to 4 days a week. He drinks very little water and instead drinks soft drinks and drinks up to 8 cups of coffee a day. Tony also states that he does not do any regular exercise and watches television all day.
You take Tony’s set vital signs which are:
Temperature 37.9 C
Using the case study and the vital signs above answer the questions below. You are required to refer to the supplied resources on the vUWS site to support each of your answers using in-text reference citations that are correctly cited in your reference list according to APA guidelines at the end of your work. Only use the resources provided on the vUWS site to answer the questions.
1. State when a temperature measurement is considered not within normal range, and what are the indicators from the case study that Tony may have a temperature above normal range? (150 words)
2. Define systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurement, and what are the indicators from the case study that Tony may have a blood pressure above normal range? (150 words)
3. Based on Tony’s current lifestyle, what are the 2 modifiable risk factors? Using the resources provided on the vUWS site, discuss one intervention in the prevention of one of the modifiable risk factors?
i. Supplied resources will be provided on the vUWS site under the assessment tab for assessment 2.
To achieve a satisfactory grade:
Please refer to the assessment item rubric and criteria sheet on page 14 of the learning guide.
In addition, please note the below information:
• The health assessment should be constructed in a scholarly manner (i.e. your answer to each question should be set out using a paragraph with full sentences and appropriate punctuation) and submitted through Turnitin.