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English training for health professionals by health professionals

Practice writing sub-test No.2 for nursing Read the case notes and complete the writing task which follows Notes Name: Mrs Jane LaPaglia Age: 71 Cultural & religion data: Italian & Catholic, speaks functional English Admission Date: 4th March 2011 Prince Albert Hospital Discharge Date: 28th April 2011 Diagnosis: Renal failure 2 to dehydration, mild dementia, pneumonia

Social/Medical family:

* Lives with 80 yr old husband/carer, Joe, in a 4 bdrm unit *Joe not coping with pts or his own care needs. *House filthy, both have poor hygiene and nutrition *One son, Andrew, a mechanic, visits Tuesday and Sunday *Interests include classical music, ballet and AFL.

Medical History and Medications: See Drs notes (to be forwarded)

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English training for health professionals by health professionals

Management and Progress during Hospitalisation: *Initially comatose, ventilated in ICU 7/7 *Given dialysis 3/52 which urea & creatinine, stable now *Hospital acquired pneumonia 2/24 chest physio for 2/52, still requiring O2 2 litres via nasal prongs but non infective for 3/52. *confusion post ICU but now back to usual mild level and Is quite settled. *Needs prompting to eat, drink, dress, walk, toilet & tend to personal hygiene but can independently do these *Family conference 25/3/11. Consensus decision: pt will move to nursing home & Joe will live in adjoining hostel nil beds for either till 28/4/11. Discharge Plan: *Transfer to nursing home *Husband will live in hostel next door, both accepting of this *Continue O2 therapy as per O2 sats *Encourage independence, pt capable of self-care with ++ prompting *Ensure adequate hydration to prevent renal function *Repeat electrolyte, urea & creatinine blood test weekly Writing task You are the Charge Nurse on the medical ward where Ms LaPaglia has spent most of her hospital stay as a patient. Using the information in the case notes, write a referral letter to the Charge Nurse at Boronia Nursing Home, Coogee where Mrs Jane LaPaglia will be discharged to from your ward.

In your answer: Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences Do not use note form Use letter format The body of the letter should be approximately 180-200 words.
Copyright 2011 Craig Louey - This is privately produced material & not an official OET organisation product. Strictly not for distribution to others without written consent from the author. All rights reserved. For online OET training and more practice material purchase contact us via www.passoet.com.au

Copyright 2011 Craig Louey - This is privately produced material & not an official OET organisation product. Strictly not for distribution to others without written consent from the author. All rights reserved. For online OET training and more practice material purchase contact us via www.passoet.com.au