Bryan is an international tourist from Korea, studying in Sydney.
Setting the Scene:
Bryan Sim is a 26 year old male, pulled from Bondi Beach unresponsive requiring CPR and defibrillation before having return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after approximately 6-8 minutes. Ryan is then transported to the hospital where you are the receiving nurse. It is Thursday afternoon, 11th March 2020. You are working in the Emergency Department when you receive the following phone (BAT) Call from the ambulance paramedic enroute with patient Bryan Sim.
Ambulance handover (call via Car 978)
I: Bryan Sim, 26 year-old male
M: Pulled from the surf at Bondi Beach unresponsive
I: Witnessed salt water near drowning with absent respiration and circulation. Submersion time unknown
S: Pulseless VT ®
CPR & DC shock x 1 ROSC
Ingested water +++
T: C-spine collar insitu
Log roll and suction of vomit
SpO2 90% in NRB Oxygen 100%,
Cardiac monitoring – irregular sinus tachycardia, systolic 90 mmHg
Conscious, responsive to voice (GCS 13/15 – E3 V4 M6), speaks minimal English
14Fg cannula to right cubital fossa
ETA approximately 5 minutes
Following handover, you complete a clinical assessment and collect the following vital signs:
Students are required to apply the Clinical Reasoning Cycle by Levett-Jones, T. (ed) 2018 to the case study of Bryan Sim and demonstrate their ability to analyse patient information that supports the provision of best practice nursing care. Students will need to draw upon their understanding of comprehensive patient assessment and prioritisation of patient care needs. Students will then describe how they will interact and deliver the appropriate nursing care to the patient with near drowning.
You may use this to help you structure your assessment. This is not a formal essay, however, referencing guidelines still apply. Percentage of marks is applied to each section with suggested word count.
Clinical Reasoning (2000 Words)
1. Consider the patient situation 5% (50 words)
Provide a relevant and concise description of your observation of the context and situation for Bryan
2. Collect cues and/or information 5% (250 words)
Review / Gather / Recall: Review current information and gather new information. Support this information through the recall of knowledge
3. Process Information 25% (500 words)
Interpret: Analyse the clinical data and come to understanding of the signs / symptoms relevant to Bryan’s presentation