Assessing and planning

Topic : 2.1 Complex care 1: Assessing and planning Introduction This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and strategies to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills. These skills will enable you to undertake the assessment and planning of complex situations and health conditions across the life span in a variety of nursing settings. Building on the skills developed in the level four modules you will learn about: detection, analysis and interpretation as part of the assessment process and how to escalate assessment findings appropriately. As part of this process, you will become skilled in individual need identification and both family and person-centred care plan development. You will have a good understanding of identified physiological systems that may impact a patient. Throughout this module, you will be required to build on your existing communication skills and apply professional principles such as the duty of candour to complex, challenging and sensitive health care situations. You will also consider meeting care needs in relation to the legal principles of consent and capacity.

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate the ability to accurately gather and process all information from the assessment process to identify needs for planning individualised nursing care. Use evidence-based assessment tools and accurately interpret their findings and take appropriate actions when planning care. Compare and contrast the communication skills required to care for people with health problems and their families in complex, challenging and sensitive health care situations. Examine the principles of courage, transparency and professional duty of candour within the demands of professional practice for individuals with complex healthcare needs and their families

The Module Case Studies Four case studies have been woven throughout the module, as a means of helping to translate the concepts and theories of complex nursing assessment into the world of practice. You will need to choose one of these case studies when completing your assignment.
Click on the links below and you will meet Maggie, Semina, Anton and Matilda .
Please out of the four case studies, I would like you to choose either Maggie or Anton for this Assignment and let me know that one you have chosen to write on as soon as possible
Margie Reading resources
Post-Session Work Here’s an overview of some common assessments, frameworks and tools Link to communication article You will have to do a separate search to access others in this series as you cant link from one to another. Useful Resources This chapter from Wilson et al (2018) Care Planning: A Guide for Nurses provides a useful insight into identifying assessment tools that are being used in your clinical areas, concepts of reliability, validity, sensitivity and specificity and provide some advantages and disadvantages of assessment tools in nursing. NICE Pathway – Constipation – everything NICE says in an interactive flow chart Nursing Standard podcast on constipation and approaches to assessment Listen to how a student conducts a Top to Toe assessment of Colin and Ben A quick incite into delirium – Dean (2017) Delirium The chapter below from Wilson et al (2018) Care Planning: A Guide for nurses on assessment might help your thinking on assessment with your chosen case study and give you a refresher of these nursing process elements. Chapter 8 – Assessments Assessing the spiritual needs of patients (Timmins & Caldeira, 2017) Pizzonia et al. (2020) Frailty assessment, hip fracture and long-term clinical outcomes in older adults.
Aston Additional Resources Managing risk in OCD – Government guidelines on Managing and assessing risk in Mental health services – See less