This purpose of this assignment is for the student to present a complete picture of nursing care of a critically-ill
individual encountered during the course. 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 individual.
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
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
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