Vital signs

Topic: Vital signs
Note: You are to pick one key element from your CSA and discuss it throughout your
reflection, for example if you needed to improve on hand hygiene you could discuss hand
hygiene relating to hospital acquired infections and patient safety.
During the Clinical Skill Assessment, I need to improve to know more about Oxygen
Saturations. I know how to check oxygen saturation but could not explain properly the
function of oxygen saturation. I need to focus this part for my improvement. I was bit
nervous but did all the vital signs properly.
TASK 2: PART B – Written Critical Reflection Word limit: 750 words +/- 10% Uploaded via the
submission link provided on Moodle. Submission instructions (including how to name your file) can
be found in the `Critical Reflection Submission Guidelines` located on Moodle. Alternatively you can
access the guidelines by [Clicking Here] NOTE: If any student is experiencing difficulties with the
submission of assessment tasks they should contact the Course Coordinator prior to submission.
Feedback: Results will be made available to students via the grade book on Moodle within 21
working days. Marking of the critical reflection: University staff will mark this assessment task. Premarking moderation will apply to this assessment task. Marking guide for this assessment task is
provided on Moodle. Description: Each student will submit a written 750 word critical reflection on
performing the allocated skill. It is most important that students begin to appreciate that a reflection
is much more than simply a narration of what was done or not done. In the context of clinical
reasoning, a critical reflection is your thoughts on what was done and what improvement is required
for being a more effective and safe practitioner in your future practice. In order to facilitate this
process, students should follow the Gibbs Reflective Cycle. The written critical reflection needs to be
an individual piece of work by each student. Even though the same or similar elements may be
discussed in the reflection it must be submitted in each students own words. If the same work is
submitted plagiarism penalties will apply. It is advisable that students do the writing up of this
reflective part of this assessment as soon as you complete the recording of video clips and while the
event is fresh in your mind. Details of reflection: Using a recognised model of reflection (Gibbs
Cycle), reflect on the clinical event/situation you experienced during your clinical skill assessment for
this course. Each student should undertake the critical reflection in order to analyse one aspect of
their clinical skill within the context of the simulation scenario they undertook and the nursing role
they performed. In addition, your critical reflection should address – your understanding of
knowledge related to the clinical event/situation, how the clinical event/situation has increased your
understanding of the role and scope of practice of the registered nurse in Australia, and where you
believe you need further development and/or learning. You may also utilise the information that you
have received from assessor feedback and video (if recording was performed) to help with this
process. Structure your assignment with these headings: fdlGrades UD_NURBN1006_2019/20_2019-
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PRACTICE 2: ASSESSMENT & NURSING MANAGEMENT 1. Description: Provide the context for
reflective writing. Include background information, such as what it is youre reflecting on and tell the
reader who was involved. Its important to remember to keep the information provided relevant and
to-the-point. For example: I was required to undertake the role of the Airway Nurse within the
context of a deteriorating patient simulation scenario of a patient with increased shortness of
breath―. Introduce the reader to the aspect of your skill you are reflecting on. (Allow
approximately 125 words). 2. Feelings: Discuss your feelings and thoughts about the experience of
undertaking that particular skill. Consider questions such as: How did you feel at the time? What did
you think at the time? What did you think about the incident afterwards? Why is it important for
nurses to consider their feelings after an incident or challenging situation? What are the potential
implications of these thoughts and feelings when faced with a similar situation? You can discuss your
emotions honestly, but make sure to remember at all times that this is an academic piece of writing,
so avoid chatty text. (Allow approximately 125 words). 3. Evaluation: What helped or hindered you
in undertaking the skill? If you are writing about a difficulty, did you feel that the situation was
resolved afterwards? Why/why not? (Allow approximately 125 words). 4. Analysis: Examine and
explore the experience by identify an overarching issue (use the issue identified in the evaluation
section), or key aspect of the experience that affected it profoundly for example,
communication―, safety issues―. Use evidence-based practice resources (references) to support
this discussion. (Allow approximately 125 words). 5. Conclusion: It is important to acknowledge:
whether you could have done anything else; what you have learned from the experience; consider
whether you could you have responded in a different way. If you are talking about a positive
experience…discuss whether you would do the same again to ensure a positive outcome. Also
consider if there is anything you could change to improve things even further. If the incident was
negative…tell your reader how you could have avoided it happening and also how you could make
sure it doesnt happen again. (Allow approximately 100 words). 6. Action plan: An Action Plan sums
up anything you need to know and do to improve for next time. These need to be real and tangible
plans you can make for yourself. Perhaps you feel that you need to learn about something or attend
some training what article will you read? What training would be relevant? What clinical practice
guideline will you review? Could you ask your tutor or placement supervisor for some advice? What
goals will you include for your clinical placement? What can you do which means you will be better
equipped to cope with a similar event? (Allow approximately 125 words). 7. Reference List: List any
resources you have cited as per APA 6th ed. Guidelines. There is no minimum number of resources,
however if you are using the work of other authors, they must be acknowledged. Sourced
information can include journal articles, text, contemporary and current clinical practice guidelines
or nursing standards.
Marking criteria: