Hi, question about the assessment re-cap quesiton in Module 1. It says:
“The ward is full: there are 22 patients, 10 of whom went to surgery in the morning, and 8 are going on your shift. Half of these a patients have Intravenous access and antibiotics at some time during your shift.”
?Where it says half of these have IV access and antibiotics, does it mean half of the 8 patients left to go to surgery require cannulation and antibiotics or is it saying that half of the 22 have IV access and they require antibiotics
Apologies for the delayed reply.Half of the 22 total patients, so lets say 11 with IV’s and A/B’s, assume they are all cannulated.
10 patients post-op, 8 pre-op going this afternoon. Lets assume the other 4 are lazy sods who should be either discharged at some stage or transferred to an inpatient ward – take your pick on which option [just include them in your considerations].
As for staff you have: RN (in charge with pt load), RN (you), EN, AIN, AIN, & AIN.
Don’t get too ridiculously worried about all of the specific details, I’m more interested in looking at your thought processes and justification for decisions that you make.
Hope this helps.