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Patient Assessment Essay

  • Submitted by: ironsoldier
  • on February 27, 2014
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 2,643 words

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The aim of this assignment is to evaluate the care of a patient with abdominal pain at a primary care facility where the author practices.   It seeks to demonstrate and critically analyse the author’s knowledge, understanding and application of current evidence base treatment.   The care provided was in accordance with accepted current research of acute abdominal pain. The author will critically analyse the care given to a 27 year old refugee prisoner, who was admitted to the medical centre with a history of abdominal pain over the past 24 hours.   The focus of this assignment will be placed on the authors’ assessment by eliciting information of the patient’s presenting condition.   In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct, (NMC, 2008) confidentiality will be maintained.   To do this a pseudonym will be used and the patient would be known as Mr Alba.
Mr Alba was a 27 year old man who presented to the medical centre complaining of abdominal pain in the right iliac fossa (RIF), with nausea and vomiting for the past 24 hours.   On arrival to the medical centre the author introduced himself while observing Mr Alba posture for clues about aetiology.   Patients presenting with pain normally adopt a comfortable position (Huggins 2009). In this case, Mr Alba was restless and preferred to be upright indicating possible obstruction, gall stones or kidney stones (Liang 2005).   Mr Alba was taken to a private room for the consultation to maintain his privacy and dignity in accordance with Royal College of Nursing (RCN, 2008).   However, Mr Alba was a prisoner and was therefore escorted by a police officer.   Steel et al, (2007), states that prisoners must be escorted when seeking medical attention for the safety of healthcare professional.   On the other hand, While (2002), states that some patient might not disclose all relevant information through the fear they might be overheard. On the contrary, some prisoners are accustomed to lack of...

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