Word case study about a patient requiring mechanical ventilation.

The aim of this assignment is to provide a reflective critical analysis of a case study

detailing the care of a patient requiring mechanical ventilation. The case study documents the acute deterioration in respiratory

function of a patient presenting with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

The main focus of the assignment will be the critical analysis of literature relating to

the knowledge and skills applied by nurses to optimise mechanical ventilation and

the decisions regarding the physical positioning of the patient.

Within the discussion should be reflection on what you have learned from the experience and how you will apply this new knowledge to future nursing practice. An appendix may be used to describe the clinical context (e.g. past medical history, ABG results, ventilation settings) with the essay focused on critically analysing the case.

Essay Guidelines

The essay must be presented professionally:

o Typed in black

o Double spaced

o Using plain script (e.g. Arial)

o Font size 12

No names of individuals / localities / Trusts should be named in the submitted work a ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times.

Each page should be numbered and an index or contents page included where appropriate.

All work must be original and correctly referenced using the Harvard System in the Chicago Style.

Appendices a as a rule these should not be more than 10 percent of the word limit. The body of the assignment should specify the relevance and refer to the appendices used. Appendices should be placed after the Reference List.

Diagrams and Charts should be labelled and correctly referenced.

The following are not included in the word count:

Title pages, acknowledgements, abstracts, headings, tables, appendices, reference lists, bibliographies, references that are in brackets in the text