Mrs Charini Tamang is a 96 year old lady of the Buddhist religion: Discuss infection control precautions needed in a residential aged care facility and why these are necessary

1809NRS EFFECTIVE NURSING PRACTICES: 

Aim:

The aim of this assignment is for the student to demonstrate a beginning understanding of professional patient-centred nursing care, integrating scientific knowledge, infection control practices, interdisciplinary care, and patient safety, including cultural safety. This will address learning outcomes 1,2, 3 & 4.

Task:

You are required to write a 1500 word structured essay, in response to the following case study:

Mrs Charini Tamang is a 96 year old lady of the Buddhist religion who originally came from Nepal with her husband and two children 15 years ago. Her husband died 5 years ago but she has the support of her two children and 5 grandchildren who all live nearby, her spoken English is good. Mrs Tamang is now a resident of Sunshine Residential Aged Care Facility, she has complained of abdominal pain and has had 3 bouts of diarrhoea since you arrived on duty at 0630 hours.  Another resident, Mrs Mona Charles, also states that she feels unwell and had abdominal pain. A common reason for vomiting and diarrhoea in residential aged care facilities is Norovirus, and it is assumed that these residents have this virus.

 

 In your essay:

 

1.              Discuss Norovirus, modes of spread and risks in relation to the older person

2.              Discuss infection control precautions needed in a residential aged care facility and why these are necessary;

3.              Discuss other  risk assessments and nursing cares needed, including safety and cultural aspects for this patient;

4.              Discuss other health team involvement that may be needed and provide a rationale for this;

5.              Support all sections with current scholarly literature (at least 10,  published in the last 5 years)

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