ACTIVITY 2: ASSESSMENT Reading: The “MND Australia Fact Sheet on Multidisciplinary Teams –
” outlines professional groups who could make up a multidisciplinary health care team for a patient with motor neurone disease (MND). Please read this fact sheet, answer the following questions, and upload your answers as part (a) of Question 2.
This forms part of your assessment for this unit.
1. Identify factors that determine which healthcare professionals are required to be involved in a health care team?
2. Who should lead the health care team?
3. Who is the most important member of the health care team?
please choose one and upload the answers as part (b) of question 2. This forms part of your assessment for this unit.
Robert Hughes is a 52 year old male who was injured in a bicycle accident two months ago where he suffered fractures to his (R) tibia/fibula and (R) radius. Robert is intellectually impaired and was living with his elderly mother until the accident. Robert has been known to engage in verbally aggressive outbursts towards staff and other patients. His mother who is now 75 years of age feels she can no longer look after Robert. You are the NUM of the rehabilitation unit that is admitting Robert for his ongoing rehabilitation. You are required to gather together a health care team to determine immediate and long term care options for Robert. Discuss the following questions
1. What are the key issues in thissituation?
2. Who would be included in the health care team and what role would theyplay?
As part of this module please undertake the following activity and add it to your written assessment. Please remember that this forms part of your assessment for this unit. You are a Registered Nurse on the afternoon shift on a short-stay (24 hours) surgical ward. One other RN, an EN and three AINs are also on duty. The NUM is off sick and the other RN is acting as NUM as well as taking a patient load. The ward is full: there are 22 patients, 14 of whom went to surgery in the morning, and 8 are going on your shift. Half of these patients have intravenous access and require antibiotics at some time during yourshift.
ACTIVITY: Using your knowledge and experience of various patient allocation models (e.g. total patient care, team nursing and task allocation), outline how you would allocate the staff to the patients. Include in your discussion your rationale for the model of allocation chosen and the scope of practice of the various staff.

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