Develop and submit a mind map on the topic of Anaphylactic Shock
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Research and Evidence of Best Practice: Students will research and critically analyse anaphylactic shock within the context of the deteriorating patient. Identifying primary concepts of anaphylactic shock and the basic concepts of the underlying pathophysiology i.e. Anaphylaxis can be immunologic or non-immunologic etc, key principals in management, nursing assessments, and interventions for anaphylactic shock.
To create and refine your mind map, begin with anaphylactic shock as your central concept. This will be the focus of your mind map and most connections will be made with this. Branching off from this central concept, include the following:
- Pathophysiology: Identify key pathophysiology of anaphylactic shock. Demonstrating understanding of the disease progression to patient deterioration.
- Causes: Show understanding of causes associated with anaphylactic shock using connecting lines to branch out from the central idea.
- Clinical Manifestations: Add clinical manifestations and how these would present within physical assessment findings in the context of an acute presentation. Ensure you present assessment findings – for example: changes to perfusion should be described in terms of capillary refill, pulse pressure, skin colour/warmth etc. You can further link these with the underlying pathophysiology that is causing these manifestations.
- Management: Identify the management or treatment related to clinical manifestations including pharmacological interventions. (Hint: There is a state-wide protocol)
- Nursing Assessments and Interventions: Identify priority nursing assessments and priorities of care for anaphylactic shock. Include at least 3 nursing interventions that can be implemented by you as a graduate nurse to support the deteriorating patient with anaphylactic shock. Link these to clinical manifestations and pathophysiology.
- Presentation: Connect each concept, with a line to the central concept (this may go via other linking concepts along the way), to create a map. You may wish to use colour coding to represent different concept groups. i.e. red represents clinical manifestations, blue represents causative factors. On the lines linking the concepts write a label. This label should describe how the concepts relate to each other or the relationship that the two concepts have. E.g. Identify why Cefalexin is a risk factor for patients with a penicillin allergy. This process continues until all concepts appear on the map and all lines have descriptions.
You may include any other additional concepts that relate to your main theme. These do not necessarily need to connect to the main concept but might connect to concepts outside of the main concept. This will further expand connections and show your understanding. In-text citations are not required on your mind map but all sources used must be included in your reference list in APA 7th ed format.
You are advised to select a page size of at least A3 to ensure you have sufficient room to fit all the required parts of this assessment. You may be as creative as you like in the design of your mind map. PowerPoint maps, drawing the map yourself or having a go using adobe express are all acceptable platforms. If you use paper and pen your mind map will need to be scanned and uploaded. Your map should be colourful and eye catching whilst being clear and concise.
- Summary: Once you have completed your map you will need to provide a short summary explaining your mind map. This should identify the key concepts, explain any colour coding, structure/organisation of your map or outline anything on your map that may require explanation, i.e. medical interventions such as intubation are included in green on the outside of the map as they do not relate directly to nursing care that I can provide as a graduate nurse. Additionally, provide a rationale for at least 2 nursing interventions that you have identified and how they can intervene in patient deterioration in this case. (750 words)