Patient case studies in critical care nursing

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dc.contributor.advisor Shelley, Allison
dc.contributor.author Wiggington, Emma
dc.date.accessioned 2023-02-28T16:52:30Z
dc.date.available 2023-02-28T16:52:30Z
dc.date.issued 2022-05
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/203511
dc.description.abstract Adult Health 4, a critical care nursing class, is a vital piece in the transition from nursing student to registered nurse. The course brings together knowledge from previous nursing courses and applies it to a critically ill patient with multisystem crises. The complexity of critically ill patients requires critical thinking, clinical judgement, and clinical decision-making skills which are all put into practice throughout time spent on intensive care units. Nursing students must be able to apply their critical thinking skills to develop a plan of care that promotes improved patient outcomes. This thesis contains five patient case studies based off five clinical days spent on different intensive care units. Each case study contains a patient history, course of illness, pathophysiology, assessments, nutrition, diagnostics, nursing diagnoses/interventions, drugs/IV solutions, medical interventions, patient safety and quality, and an interpretation, analysis, and synthesis. Every component contributes to the overall view or status of the patient, and the critical thinking that was applied. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.title Patient case studies in critical care nursing en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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