Required Uniform Assignment: Interdisciplinary Care
The purpose of this assignment is for the student to reflect on the nursing care of a critically‐ill individual from a clinical experience. The student will demonstrate clinical reasoning skills and will discuss
interdisciplinary care that had been incorporated and/or anticipated during the care of the critically‐ill
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO 1: Provide nursing care to patients and their families in critical and emergent care settings based on
theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines.
CO 2: Initiate the use of appropriate resources in direct care responsibilities within critical‐care and
emergent care settings.
CO 3: Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication and relationship skills in providing care to
patients and families in critical‐care and emergent care settings.
CO 4: Demonstrate effective clinical decision‐making based on critical thinking skills and legal, ethical,
and professional standards and principles when caring for patients and families in critical care and
emergent care settings.
CO 5: Implement a plan of for continued personal, professional, and educational development related to
nursing practice within critical‐care and emergent care settings.
CO 7: Use evidence including research findings from nursing and related disciplines to answer clinical
questions related to nursing care of patients in critical care and emergent care settings.
DUE DATE: See Course Calendar. This assignment falls within the college’s Late Assignment Policy.
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 100 POINTS
REQUIREMENTS: THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE PAPER
Background Information Summary:
- History of present illness
- Relevant past medical and surgical history
- Admitting diagnosis (diagnoses)
- The course of current hospitalization to date
- Significant assessment findings during the day(s) of care. Include vital signs, focused assessment,
and data from monitoring devices. (This information can be presented in a table).
Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Identify and list a summary of relevant and significant lab values and diagnostic tests/procedures
performed. Include the rationales for performing the tests and for any abnormal results. Provide
an analysis of the relationships between/among the diagnostic tests and lab results with the
critically‐ill individual’s current condition(s).