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Hi, I am new to this site and I am currently studying to gain registration with the CPNBC. I am nearing completion of my pre-reg studies as I am an IEN. I have a case study that I am unsure about, having asked several colleagues, without much success. The case study and the question is as follows:

Provide a timeline for your nursing care, which includes details of your rationales and decision-making priorities for each skill/ assessment. Include your head to toe assessment charting.

Diet sips to DAT.

Mobilize as tolerated.

Vital signs with motion and sensation checks lower limbs Q1 hr x 4, Q2hr x 4, Q4 hr x 4, routine.

IV D5NS @ 100cc/ hr.

PCA Morphine 1-2 mg/hr prn.

Gravol 12.5-25 mg iv q3-4 hr prn.

Indocid suppository 100 mg bd.

Hemovac to closed suction; D/C on post-op day 2 if drainage less than 50 cc/ 12 hr.

Foley catheter prn.

Change or reinforce dressing if soiled prn.

Change dressing post-op day 3 before discharge.

Ted stockings.

Any help would be greatly received.

Thanks, Nick.


Specializes in Home Care.

What is it specifically that you don't understand about this assignment?

This assignment is all about nursing care for a post-op patient over a 3 day timeline.

The assignment will take you several hours to complete, the information you can get from a care plan book and your text books.