This highly interactive Course takes you through a real-life case study. It requires you, the Clinical Detective, to consider why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken.
As you move through the case study, you’ll be able to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the Course that will assist you with this and your learning.
- What are red flags in your assessment findings?
- Why are certain diagnostic tests ordered?
- Which diagnoses can be ruled out?
- How are clinical conditions treated?
- What does this mean for the patient?
We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice.
It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise and respond to deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.
The purpose of this Course is to enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.
Connect signs and symptoms from a patient’s presentation and history with a possible health condition.
Implement timely action based on interpretation of the data obtained from a comprehensive assessment of the patient.
Relate results from diagnostic tests that confirm a condition and immediate treatment recommended for the patient.
Identify expected outcomes for the patient related to the potential treatment and nursing management.
Registered nurses, registered midwives and other health professionals working in primary health care, community and acute settings.
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.