Explain the pathogenesis that leads to the structural and functional changes resulting from Mr Black?s stroke.

Explain the pathogenesis that leads to the structural and functional changes resulting from Mr Black?s stroke.

WEIGHTING: 40% WORD COUNT: 1250 WORDS DUE DATE: FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST, 2013 AT 5PM SUBMISSION DETAILS:…

3.3 Assessment details

Assessment 1: Case Study

Weighting: 40% Word count: 1250 words Due date: Friday 30th August, 2013 at 5pm Submission details: Refer to Submission Requirements (p.16) Marking
criteria and standards: See pages 12 – 14. Aim of assessment The purpose of this assessment is for the student, by analysing information from a case study,
demonstrate knowledge of the pathophysiological processes involved in health breakdown affecting alterations in work/leisure specifically resulting from a
stroke. The student will also discuss pharmacological concepts related to the case study. Details Review the case study: Mr Black (detailed below) Complete
the pathophysiological template (Part 1) for an ischaemic stroke that has affected the left dominant cerebral hemisphere and answer three questions. To
complete the template you must summarise the relevant information for each component. This summary may consist of a combination of sentences, flow diagrams
and dot points where relevant. The information in the template must be accurately referenced using the APA referencing style.

Part 2. Three questions are to be answered using correct sentence structure, paragraphs, grammar and spelling. Your answers must be accurately referenced
using the APA referencing style

Length: Pathophysiology template 400 words Answers to questions 850 words Date due: Friday 30th August, 2013 at 5pm

CASE STUDY Mr Black, a 61 year old businessman was watching the 7pm television news when he developed sudden onset of difficulty in speaking and drooping
of the right side of his mouth. He was not able to lift his right arm or stand up. His wife immediately called the ambulance. The paramedics, using the
FAST protocol assessed Mr Black as having had a stroke and transported him to a hospital with an acute stroke thrombolysis centre. He was admitted to the
Emergency Department at 8pm.

History obtained from wife. Mr Black was diagnosed with hypertension 10 years ago for which he takes Metopropol daily. He smokes about one packet of
cigarettes/day and drinks alcohol socially. There is no history of serious illnesses or allergies. His father died of a heart attack at the age of 60.

400815 ? Alterations in Breathing, Work/Leisure and Mobility Learning Guide ? Spring 2013

?School of Nursing and Midwifery Page 10 of 22 University of Western Sydney

Vital signs BP 150/80 mmHg Pulse 90bpm and regular Respirations 20 breaths/minute Temperature 36.5? C SaO2 95%

Neurological examination Pupils equal – 2mm and reactive to light Right facial droop Paralysis of right arm and weakness of the right leg Normal strength
in the left arm and leg Decreased sensation on right side of the body Right knee and ankle reflexes moderately brisk compared with those on the left
Plantar response is extensor on the right and flexor on the left Difficulty with speech ? repeats yes to all questions

Laboratory tests Full blood count ? all values within normal range Blood glucose level ? 6.5 mmol/L Electrolytes, urea and creatinine ? all values within
normal range ECG ? normal sinus rhythm


 

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