Discuss two high priority nursing strategies used to manage a child with a severe acute exacerbation of asthma
Your concept map must contain Definition: of the disease, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, course of disease, prognosis, treatment and prevention. Have a look at the attached pathophysiology template for stroke.
You must make the concept map using computer, it must be attractive and clear, you can write up to 500 for the map.
Please read carefully the assessment details which have the three questions you have to answer.
You also have to look at the marking criteria sheet and stick to it.
The assessment details also tell you how to make the concept map.
Assessment 2: Concept Map and Guided Question Response
Aim of assessment
The purpose of this assessment is to enable students to:
Explain in visual format (concept map) the causes, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations,
diagnostic procedures, management, course, prognosis and prevention of a severe acute
exacerbation of childhood asthma. (Learning outcome 1)
Discuss nursing strategies and evidence-based rationales to manage a child with a severe acute
exacerbation of asthma. (Learning outcome 4)
Describe the nursing role and responsibilities in the use of pharmacological interventions related
to a severe acute exacerbation of asthma. (Learning outcome 3)
You are to develop a concept map for the topic severe acute exacerbation of childhood asthma
and answer three questions related to a severe acute exacerbation of asthma. References are to
include at least three (3) recent, relevant journal articles as well as textbook material and evidence based
The concept map must be computer generated.
When researching the topic, use the pathophysiology template. The template will also assist in identifying keyconcepts and their relationships.
Concept boxes should have titles with relevant content summarised within the box.
The summarised content may be in point format and size 10 font (Arial or Times New Roman)
may be used on the concept map.
Concept boxes must be linked using lines and linking words/phrases to demonstrate logical
relationships between concepts.
For conciseness, numbers may be used to replace traditional APA referencing within concept
boxes. If you use numbers, you must include a reference list in numerical order, corresponding
to your references immediately after the concept map.
Critical thinking and creativity are essential components of the concept map. The map design
needs to be visually stimulating.
Question 1. (500 words) (Learning outcomes 1 and 2)
In a severe acute exacerbation of asthma explain the pathogenesis that results in widespread
expiratory wheezes and dyspnoea.
Question 2. (200 words) (Learning outcome 3)
Discuss two high priority nursing strategies used to manage a child with a severe acute exacerbation
of asthma and provide rationales for these strategies.
Question 3. (300 words) (Learning outcome 3)
To manage a severe acute exacerbation of asthma in a child continuous nebulised salbutamol is
given. Three doses of ipratropium is added to the nebuliser at 20 minute intervals.
a) Discuss the mode of action of each of these drugs (salbutamol and ipratropium) relating to the
b) Relating your answer to the pharmacology of the two drugs, discuss nursing implications
including how you will monitor and respond to adverse effects and how you will evaluate the
When answering questions:
Responses are to use full sentences, paragraphs, correct spelling and grammar.
All sources to be referenced using APA style.
There is a word limit of 1500 words for the assignment. Each question has been allocated a
word limit .Use your computer to total the number of words used in each question. In-text
citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more
than 10% the marker will stop marking at:
500 words plus 10% in question 1
200 words plus 10% in question 2
300 words plus 10% in question 3
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