PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE NURSING CASE STUDY ANSWERS
This case study is most common in the unit SNPG923 at the University of Wollongong. And a number of students get stuck with their case study assignment when it comes to critical analysis of the cases by Professional Standards Committee (PSC).
Now, as I understand, there were a couple of case studies that you must have got. Some might involve the case of 2 registered nurses and death of an infant. Others might have got the one where one patient killed his roommate.
The point is that irrespective of the case, there are a couple of things that are common and I am going to explore that. For the ease of understanding, let us stick to the one with the death of infant.
Recognise this case study?
The case here is that 2 registered nurses were on duty. A 6 month old baby was brought in and the nurses diagnosed gastroenteritis. Later, it was found to be bowel obstruction and the infant died while being transferred.
The complaint said that the nurses did not manage and communicate paediatrician changes and response of the patient. It was also alleged that the nurses did not maintain proper records of observation.
It was concluded that the nurses did not display satisfactory professional conduct. The paediatrician was also charged. The hearing found that the nurses did not have knowledge, skill, judgement or care that is expected in nursing.
What do you have to do?
The task is simple. All you have to do is write 2500 words critically analysing the case study.
How do you have to do that? You need to refer to the legal and professional issues raised in the case study.