Your female patient presents with a temperature of 103˚F, nausea, and pain on urination. She has a urinary tract infection and will be treated with sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim.

Write a two-page coherent essay about this case and cover the following questions:

  1. What classification is this antibiotic?
  2. What is the mechanism of action of this antibiotic?
  3. What labs can help make the diagnosis of UTI?
  4. What patient education provided by the RN will you reinforce?
  5. Select one online patient education resource you would provide for this patient. Include the link to the resource, a description of the resource and a rationale for why this resource is appropriate.

 Let’s revisit Maria’s case. She is a 35-year-old insulin-dependent diabetic who currently takes good care of herself. She did not take good care of herself as a teenager. She is on an insulin pump to try to control her blood sugar, but has recently passed out in public several times. 

 What condition causes her to pass out (hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia)? 

Why does this condition develop?

What is the appropriate treatment for the early stages of this condition?

Given that she has been a diabetic for so long, why doesn’t Maria realize she is in trouble before she passes out?

Your response should be at least one page in length. Include at least one reference to support your work in APA style. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.


 Unit 6 Health and Social Care Research Project Assignment

Assignment Context and Scenario:

Consider yourself as a health and senior social care consultant appointed to undertake a research project related to a specific area of health and social care practice in your chosen health and social care setting. The chosen area of health and social care practice can be in a residential care home, hospital, pharmacy, or prison, crèche center; governmental agencies (i.e. DOH, CQC, Public Health England). You would need to identify a specific problem or issue area in health and social care such as: poor quality care in residential homes and its impact on service users; safeguarding service users in health and social care, homelessness and its impact on health and social care; services for those recovering from disability; legislation and its impact on service users; social policy changes for elderly people in residential care, public perception of FGM and the stigma behind the way that these are dealt with; barriers in health and social care and ways forward for inter-professional collaboration; government strategies in health promotion; asylum seekers and its impact on health and social care.

You will be required to identify a specific problem or issue in related topic in health and social care for research and write a Research Proposal outlining the issues as a problem statement leading to identifying the Research Objectives or hypotheses to be proved. This is required to be justified and supported by review of relevant literature. The aim of the Research Project is to collect relevant data and information related to the problem identified and using appropriate (primary and secondary) sources and analyse the findings before presenting them in appropriate format.

Your are therefore required to carry out the four tasks as outlined in the following page in order to complete this assignment and present to the senior consultant in health and social care.

1. The Criteria that will be assessed on this assignment are shown in the section below labelled Unit Criteria and Levels. These are also shown against the tasks so that you know exactly which task(s) refer to which criteria.
2. In most assignments you will have the opportunity to achieve at all levels – Pass, Merit or Distinction – and your highest achievement for each of the Grading Criteria will count. Occasionally a particular task may offer restricted opportunities (i.e. the best grade anyone could achieve would be a Pass or Merit) in which case the maximum grade will be specified.
3. If the evidence you submit does not meet the requirements of a Pass in any of the Grading Criteria you will receive R grade and will need to consult your assessing tutor about resubmission or other opportunities to achieve the grades.
4. You will receive your tutor’s assessment of your grades, and feedback, on a separate assignment Grading and Feedback Sheet on the VLE.

A health service is a service that provides care and is under the NHS. For examples hospitals or a G.P. They provide treatments but also prevent illnesses through health promotions. A social care service is about providing support to individuals to help them get by and who ever needs it such as emotional support or practical support with daily living tasks.
Statutory care is care that’s paid for and provided by the government and is welcome to everyone. For example, the children’s hospital.
Private care is care that is paid for and isn’t funded by the government. People go private to get things such as scar deduction, moles and lumps removed or operations that they don’t want to wait a long time for.
Voluntary care is care provided by charities which is free. Examples are places such royal society for the blind and st Luke’s hospice.
Informal care is care provided by someone close such as a friend or family member. For example someone giving you a hot drink or soup when you’re ill.
Private health insurance is when you pay for private health care each month instead of paying up front each time you go. It covers anything apart from pre-existing conditions such as diabetes.
Primary care is the first point of contact for people with a health need and is usually provided in the community. Examples of primary care include a pharmacist, walk in centre, a GP, an optician and a dentist.
Secondary care is a second or more specialist care, often in a hospital. You have to be referred to secondary care. Examples of secondary care include maternity ward, ambulance services and a local asthma clinic.
Tertiary care is a third or very specialist care. It is specialist hospital units and you would have to be referred. Examples of tertiary care are an oncology department, neo-natal unit and a dialysis unit.
The NHS provide free health care services for individuals who…


Task 1 A: Based upon the specific health and social care problem identified in your chosen organisation formulate a Research Proposal, outlining the specific objectives that need to be addressed in the Research Proposal form.P 1.1, P 1.2
Note: Here you need to identify the research questions to arrive at the appropriate Research Objectives and support your arguments (factors that contribute to the process of research project selection) and justify the hypotheses, if any.
Task 1 B: Identify Relevant Literature related to your chosen topic and undertake a critical review of key references, including appropriate theories and concepts.P 1.3, D 1
Task 1 C: Develop and discuss the relevant Research Methodology to implement the proposed research and draw up an appropriate plan, including a time schedule for carrying out the research (GANNT Chart can be used if necessary).P 1.4
Note: You need to consider the relevant sources of data and such as primary and secondary and outline and justify the proposed methods using appropriate sampling methods to collect data within the context of validity and reliability. M 2
 LO 2:Task 2 A: Plan and organise the necessary resources and match efficiently to the research question or hypothesis so that the proposed research investigation can be undertaken in accordance with the agreed specification and procedures.P 2.1, P 2.2, P 2.3
Note: This requires you to demonstrate evidence in the form of logbook, a sound questionnaire, schedule, and monitoring process used etc.
Task 2 B: Record and collate relevant data where appropriate and organise in tables if necessary.P 2.4
Note: Here, you should also provide the raw data collected and an account on the response rate and the overall effectiveness of the research investigation process.
LO 3:Task 3 A: Organise structure the raw data in tabular format and use appropriate techniques to analyse the findings in an orderly manner.P 3.1, P 3.2 M 3
Note: You would need to use appropriate methods to present the finding such as graphs and charts as well and produce a produce a body of written materials.
Task 3 B: Interpret and evaluate the results in terms of the original research Specification and objectives and make recommendations with justification.P 3.3, D 2
Hint: The findings should be linked to the research objectives in the process of evaluation so that conclusion can be made whether the research problems identified or the proposed hypotheses were true ora not.
 LO 4:Task 4: Present the outcomes of the entire research as a Presentation and appropriate as a written report.
Note: This is the final written report that should be well structured and written to meet the professional standards. A list of references in Harvard system format and can take help from employmentability skills assignmentP D 4