Structured Discussion

Case study for Assessment 2



Karla is a 19-year-old woman who was admitted to the day surgery unit for removal of her wisdom teeth. Karla’s only other medical history is depression, which is being treated by a psychologist. The registered nurse, Lachlan, asks you (a nursing student) to assess Karla’s vital signs while he completes Karla’s hospital admission paperwork. When you walk up to Karla with the blood pressure machine, Karla is wearing headphones and watching YouTube on her phone. Karla continues watching YouTube, but holds out her arm towards you.

Prepare a response to this case study using the template and the decision-making framework (McDonald & Then 2019).

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