Nursing: NURS 5117: Critical Care Nursing 1

NURS 5117: Critical Care Nursing 1

This assignment help is designed to assist you with your 

  • Assignment  Part A & B: Case Study

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Understand the task

View the Student Engagement Unit's Academic Skills website for help planning your assignment and making sense of the assignment and instruction words.

Plan your search

Search Strategy

To search effectively, it is important to first prepare a search strategy.  

Start by identifying the concepts (main ideas) from your assignment topic, then consider alternative words for these concepts. Together, these will become your searchable keywords.

Sample Question:  
Does nurse staffing levels and staffing models have an impact on the
outcome of patient wellbeing in intensive care?
Concepts:  nurse, staffing levels, patient wellbeing, intensive care


Concept 1
  • nurse
  • nurses
  • nursing
Concept 2
  • scheduling
  • turnover
  • staffing levels
  • staffing models
  • burnout
 Concept 3
  • patient wellbeing
  • patient safety
  • patient outcomes
  • failure to rescue
Concept 4
  • intensive care
  • intensive care unit
  • ICU
  • critical care

Combined search string with:

AND / OR / truncation * / phrases ("word + word")

nurs*  (instead of nurse OR  nurses OR nursing)
scheduling OR  turnover OR "health care delivery" OR "staffing levels"OR "staffing models"
"patient wellbeing" OR "patient safe*" OR "patient outcome*" OR "failure to rescue"
"intensive care" OR "intensive care unit" OR ICU OR "critical care"


Library Catalogue

The Library Catalogue can be a useful starting point in locating information. It is like a search engine which searches across the Library’s collection of print and electronic books, DVDs, journals and theses, together with journal and newspaper articles from numerous databases.

Use the Library Catalogue:

  • to find a book or ebook by its title
  • to find a journal article by its title, or use a combination of article title and author
  • to find information in books, journals and other materials on a topic
  • Use the down arrow next to the search box to select All fields, Title, Author or Subject. All fields is similar to doing a keyword search, and is the default search option.

Learn to use the Library Catalogue by working through the interactive tutorial.  Click on the image below to start:

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