Explain in visual format (concept map) the causes, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures, management, course, prognosis and prevention of a severe acute exacerbation of childhood asthma.
The purpose of this assessment is to enable students to:
1. Explain in visual format (concept map) the causes, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures, management, course, prognosis and prevention of a severe acute exacerbation of childhood asthma. (Learning outcome 1)
2. Discuss nursing strategies and evidence-based rationales to manage a child with a severe acute exacerbation of asthma. (Learning outcome 4)
3. Describe the nursing role and responsibilities in the use of pharmacological interventions related to a severe acute exacerbation of asthma. (Learning outcome 3)
You are to develop a concept map for the topic severe acute exacerbation of childhood asthma and answer three questions related to a severe acute exacerbation of asthma. References are to include at least three (3) recent, relevant journal articles as well as textbook material and evidencebased
The concept map must be computer generated.
When researching the topic, use the pathophysiology template that is on the unit vUWS site to assist you in organising your information. The template will also assist in identifying key concepts and their relationships.
Concept boxes should have titles with relevant content summarised within the box.
The summarised content may be in point format and size 10 font (Arial or Times New Roman) may be used on the concept map.
Concept boxes must be linked using lines and linking words/phrases to demonstrate logical relationships between concepts.
For conciseness, numbers may be used to replace traditional APA referencing within concept boxes. If you use numbers, you must include a reference list in numerical order, corresponding to your references immediately after the concept map.
Critical thinking and creativity are essential components of
the concept map. The map design needs to be visually stimulating.
Question 1. (475 words) (Learning outcomes 1 and 2)
In a severe acute exacerbation of asthma explain the pathogenesis that results in widespread expiratory wheezes and dyspnoea.
Question 2. (175 words) (Learning outcome 3)
Discuss two high priority nursing strategies used to manage a child with a severe acute exacerbation of asthma and provide rationales for these strategies.
Question 3. (275 words) (Learning outcome 3)
To manage a severe acute exacerbation of asthma in a child continuous nebulised salbutamol is given. Three doses of ipratropium is added to the nebuliser at 20 minute intervals.
a) Discuss the mode of action of each of these drugs (salbutamol and ipratropium) relating to the underlying pathogenesis.
b) Relating your answer to the pharmacology of the two drugs, discuss nursing implications including how you will monitor and respond to adverse effects and how you will evaluate the therapeutic effect.
When answering questions:
Responses are to use full sentences, paragraphs, correct
spelling and grammar.
All sources to be referenced using APA style.
There is a word limit of 1500 words for the assignment. Each question has been allocated a word limit .Use your computer to total the number of words used in each question. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at:
500 words plus 10% in question 1
200 words plus 10% in question 2
300 words plus 10% in question 3
Formatting to follow that as listed on page 18 of Learning Guide.
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