Module 04 Written Assignment Nursing Diagnosis
Purpose of the Assignment
1. Assist students in clustering assessment data when developing a nursing diagnosis.
2. Develop students ability to write client based outcomes when planning care.
Explain components of multidimensional nursing care for clients with musculoskeletal disorders.
Using the template below, write 3 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses in a proper format based on the client case provided below. Write one SMART client-centered goal for each nursing diagnosis. Consider the clients medical history and medications.
Kacie Benson, a 19-year-old woman, is a client on your unit due to a skiing accident. She is unconscious and may or may not regain consciousness. She is on complete bedrest. She requires frequent repositioning to maintain correct body alignment and attention to her ROM. She responds to painful stimuli with slight non-purposeful withdrawal. No spontaneous movements are noted. The recent lower extremity ultrasound showed no evidence of venous thrombosis, and she continues on low molecular weight heparin injections. Her fluid and electrolyte balance is being maintained by a tube feeding at 60 mL per hour continuously. She is incontinent of stool and has an indwelling Foley catheter. Her heels are reddened, but otherwise, her skin is intact.
Use at least two scholarly sources to support your nursing diagnoses. Be sure to cite your sources in-text and on a reference page using APA format.
Check out the following link for information about writing SMART goals and to see examples:
You can find useful reference materials for this assignment in the School of Nursing guide:
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Module 04 Written Assignment Nursing Diagnosis Rubric
Total Assessment Points – 35
Levels of Achievement
Nursing Diagnosis (should fit the data)
Nursing diagnoses are insufficient and/or do not fit the data.
Failure to submit Nursing Diagnosis will result in zero points for this criterion.
Writes ONE NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis in the correct format (including related to/as evidenced by) with a strong connection to identified data.
Writes TWO NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses in the correct format (including related to/as evidenced by) with a strong connection to identified data.
Writes THREE NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses in the correct format (including related to/as evidenced by) with a strong connection to identified data.
Points – 9
Points – 10
SMART Goal (should reflect the diagnosis and follow guidelines)
The goals meet few SMART goal guidelines and/or are not related to the nursing diagnoses.
Failure to submit SMART goals will result in zero points for this criterion.
Writes ONE goal for ONE nursing diagnosis and the goal meets all the SMART goal guidelines and are related to the nursing diagnosis.
Writes ONE goal for TWO nursing diagnoses and the goals meet all the SMART goal guidelines and are related to the nursing diagnoses.
Writes ONE goal for THREE nursing diagnoses and the goals meet all the SMART goal guidelines and are related to the nursing diagnoses.
Points – 12
Points – 13
Spelling and Grammar
Numerous spelling and grammar errors, which detract from the audience’s ability to comprehend material.
Some spelling and grammar errors, which detract from the audience’s ability to comprehend material.
Few spelling and grammar errors.
Minimal to no spelling and grammar errors.
APA in-text citations and references are missing.
Attempted to use APA in-text citations and references.
APA in-text citations and references are used with few errors.
APA in-text citations and references are used correctly.
Week 2 – Cyber
Week 2 Discussion – Question #2
As the demand for systems and applications continue to grow, organizations are striving to get things correct the first time as barriers are high and alternatives are plentiful. Review the elements systems engineering discussed in Chapter 2 and select the most critical element and one you see commonly overlooked.
Use only as example!
I hope this week finds you all doing well. This week we are discussing the elements of system engineering. I will admit I have not delved into the systems engineering process in my previous studies too extensively before this course. From my previous life experiences though I would have to be one of the more critical steps that is often overlooked would be the process of investigating alternative solutions (Jacobs, 2015). I know it sounds like this should be something done all of the time, but I know from what little project experience I do have people tend to focus in on one main plan and not want to budge. Meanwhile an alternative solution could make the system implementation go much smoother, or there are more cost effective options available to the team. In reality this task is paired with another in our reading which seems to walk hand in hand and that is modeling the system (Jacobs, 2015). By modeling the system the systems engineers can lay out a roadmap of the system, and see where potential alternatives may be helpful.
By investigating alternative systems, and modeling each one the systems engineers can lay out each of the models and see the value of each in different functionality areas, as well as lay out the cost of the individual models, and performance based information. This side by side comparison of alternatives will allow the management to decide which option is the best fit overall and thus save time in the long run by not having to continuously go back to the drawing board as they say. In the words of this weeks reading exploring the alternatives will help examine the performance, cost-benefit, and trade-off analysis for each of the alternative designs (Jacobs, 2015). I thought the reading from this week was extremely interesting, and I am working a bit ahead because of my operational requirements while deployed, but I look forward to reading what you all have to say about the reading. Best of luck to you all.
Jacobs, S. (2015). Engineering information security: The application of systems engineering concepts to achieve information assurance. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated.