DISEASE STATES ASSIGNMENT

DISEASE STATES

ASSIGNMENT PART 1

 

This assignment consists of two parts, both of which are each comprised of two short essays.  Each essay should be 750 words in length and include an introduction and conclusion with at least three credible references for each.  The essays must be written in the third person. If your assignment is late, 5% will be deducted for each day up to 5 days after the due date, at which point a mark of zero will be assigned. Please refer to the guide to applying for extensions detailed under the assessments tab.

The submission must have

  • a title page with the unit code and title of the unit, title of the assignment, name of the student, student number and name of lecturer and a contents page
  • page numbers beginning from the introduction up to the last page of references
  • Indented beginning for new paragraphs
  • In-text and end text referencing in accordance. The American Psychology Association sixth edition system of referencing is used at this University.
  • 5 spaced lines

 

 

ASSIGNMENT PART 1 – DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING TWO TOPICS:

 

 

  • The oxygen-haemoglobin curve is an important tool for understanding how our blood carries and releases oxygen.

 

  1. Discuss what the oxygen-haemoglobin curve represents and why it has a sigmoid shape
  2. Describe what a leftward or rightward shift of the curve signifies
  3. Identify what factors may induce such shifts.

 

 

  • “Time is brain” is a catchcry used in stroke to emphasise the need for prompt medical intervention. Paramedics have a role in the coordinated approach to stroke management which aims to prevent unnecessary delays in accessing stroke team care.

 

  1. Discuss the clinical presentation of a patient suffering an acute stroke.
  2. Describe the tools and assessment criteria used by Paramedics to identify stroke
  3. Outline the management principles for treating a stroke patient in the pre-hospital setting.
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