This is an assignment that discusses what is the function of the clinical decision support tool APACHE. The paper also discusses the role to the patient nurse sharing of information.
What is the function of the clinical decision support tool APACHE
M4 Case Study
http://www.openclinical.org/aisp_apache.html https://www.openclinical.org/dss.html After reviewing the Clinical Decision Support Tools and the APACHE sites, apply the information you learned to the following case study: Imagine you work on a critical care unit. During rounds, the attending physician tells the residents to enter your patient’s data into the clinical decision support tool, APACHE. The residents ask you for specific patient information to enter into the tool, and then the results are generated. Knowing that you also have access to the results of this diagnostic tool, you proceed to log on and view them. The patient’s condition has been poor and the family is very anxious to hear any news of what is going on with their loved one.
You find the results of the diagnostic tool and see that the prognosis that the tool describes. This is based on your patient’s data, does not predict a good outcome. It predicts a course of care that the patient and family did not want. Answer the following questions about the scenario
1. What is the function of the clinical decision support tool, APACHE?
2. What role do you as the patient’s nurse have in sharing information from this tool and assisting patient/families in making decisions regarding end-of-life choices?
3. Based on the information provided in the above scenario:
What ethical/moral dilemmas would you anticipate addressing when discussing wit the family/patient the results from this tool?
4. What individual conflicts (think about your biases) do you anticipate you may have as a nurse caring for a patient/family in this situation. Who has received a poor prognosis from APACHE?