Scenario: A gravida two, para-one 34 year old woman comes into the office for pre-natal care. She is 28 weeks pregnant. Her blood pressure is 160/90 with a weight of 220 lbs and a height of 5’1. Her previous blood pressure at her visit 4 weeks ago was 122/ 78. Her previous weight was 210 lbs. She reports a history of gestational diabetes. Her fasting glucose is 150.

What focused assessments would you expect the practical nurse to perform? What important data would need to be communicated to her health care team?

Scoring Rubric

Criteria Week 6: Care of a patient with prenatal complications  
Spelling and grammar is correct throughout the presentation. APA format is consistently done and correct. All information is referenced throughout the body of the presentation. Uses a minimum of 3 credible references. 0/1
Discusses the significance of the blood pressure. Outline what other assessments will be made by the nurse.

What will be reported based on this finding?

What condition are you assessing for? How urgent is the reporting of this problem?

1.5/2
Discusses the significance of the blood glucose finding. Outline what other assessments will be made based on this finding.

What will be reported based on this finding?

What condition are you assessing for?

How urgent is the reporting of this problem?

1.5/2
Briefly discuss the common findings of preeclampsia and nursing care and management of this disorder.

 

2
Briefly discuss the common findings of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and nursing care and management of this disorder. 2
Includes SBAR report for this patient.

In your SBAR you are diagnosing her problems-you cannot do that. Preeclampsia and Gestational Diabetes are suspected but need to be diagnosed with the recommendations for the labs and further evaluation.

0/1
  5/10

Thanks Michael

A large portion of your power point has been copied from online sources such as mayo.org. Although the sources are on the reference slide there are no citations in the body of your work. Also, some of the information presented (and not cited) was from the American Heart Association-a great source but I want you looking at a pregnant woman and the guidelines are different.

A rule of thumb is that no more than 20% of work should be cited from a source. When I ut your slides into Grammarly up to 90% of many slides were directly copied from websites. This is why points have been deducted. The written assignments are to show me your knowledge and understanding of the material. I need to read your work, not copied work.