You are required to read a short case study after which you will address the questions that follow in the word document provided. For more instructions, please read attached documents. Medication charts has been provided as well.
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Nurses have an active role in medication management, including safe administration
practices, knowledge of risks such as medication errors, adverse effects and drug
interactions. Patient participation in medication management and patient education
are also essential to patient safety.
On 6th of March at 1500 hours, Mr. Michael Fazio, aged 74 years, was admitted to the
medical unit having been transferred from the emergency department where he was
admitted with a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It is now
7th March at 1200 hours and Mr. Fazio is in bed six and his wife is in attendance. Mr.
Fazio has a history of hypertension, and hyperlipidaemia.
Mr. Fazio’s vital signs were taken two hours ago:
Heart rate: 62 bpm, regular
Blood pressure: 103/60 mmHg
Respiratory rate: 22 breaths/min
Oxygen saturation: 96% on room air
Blood glucose level: 9.1mmol/L
The plan for Mr. Fazio is to have serial electrocardiograph’s (ECG’s) and cardiac
Q1a. Assess Mr. Fazio’s medication chart and identify and explain two significant
risks that may be associated with the use of these medicines. (Expect approximately
Q1b. Describe the nursing strategies a nurse may implement to prevent/manage the
risks you have identified in Question 1a. (Expect approximately 400 words) HN 216 Quality use of Medicine
Q2a. Explain the clinical benefits of patient participation in medication
management during hospitalisation. (Expect approximately 300 words)
Q2b. Describe the nursing strategies that could be implemented to enhance Mr
Fazio’s participation in his medication management. (Expect approximately 400
Unit learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
This assessment task provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the following
Unit Learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes;
Unit Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Apply the principles of quality use of medicines in nursing practice.
ULO2 Compare and contrast drugs within the broad drug groups and discuss their
potential for adverse interactions, effects, and events.
ULO3 Synthesise knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to inform
clinical decision making for patient assessment, education, and evaluation.
ULO4 Identify and evaluate strategies used to manage risk when administering
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
GLO1 Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of
study related to a discipline or profession.
GLO2 Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to
inform, motivate and effect change.
GLO3 Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
GLO4 Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking
GLO5 Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined)
GLO6 Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking
responsibility for personal actions.
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Due date: Wednesday May 3, 2017 assignment to be submitted no later than
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Student instructions for assessment task
Front page: to include student name and number, Assignment title and word
Adhere to word limit requirements (within 10%). The word count does not
include headings, references page, reference citations and direct quotes.
A reference list should be provided on a separate page headed ‘References’ at
the end of the assignment.
Appendices (if applicable) are attached after the reference list page.
Table of contents: Do not include a table of contents unless instructed to do so. HN 216 Quality use of Medicine
Headings to be used in assignments of >3,000 words.
Specific presentation requirements as per APA style guide. (2012). Retrieved from
12-point type size (never use a larger point size for headings or on the title
Use Times or Times New Roman.
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