Diagnosis and management of Acute Coronary Syndrome – a case study: UWS assessment decision-making in advanced practice assessment component

Lizanne Hamilton-Smith, Kirsten Anderson

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As part of the assessment components, we are required to reflect on a clinical consultation process underpinned with critical discussion and evidence-based research.

The aim is to inspire, create innovative research, and publish via conferences, webinars, and journals, as part of the four pillars of advancing practice.

The posters meet the learning outcomes (LO) of the module descriptor;
•LO.1: Critically apply theories and principles which underpin advanced assessment and clinical decision-making.
•LO.2: Critical apply advanced assessment and decision-making skills.
•LO.3: Demonstrate a person-centred approach in advanced assessment and decision-making.

Details of project
The posters provide an opportunity to review a topic linked to clinical areas and advancing roles underpinned with research to promote creativity, diversity, and professionalism. The creation involves critically appraising a clinical consultation underpinned with clinical decision-making processes within the view of an advancing healthcare professional. Using a case-based approach discussed the impact of acute coronary care syndrome, as despite a decline in deaths from coronary heart disease, every three minutes, someone is admitted which is impacting on health care services (see Figure 1).

While initially a daunting task, the reflection and creativity processes are invaluable. As the ability to articulate a topic, justify decision-making processes while being innovative, original, and imaginative are all transferrable skills that can be utilised within academia and clinical practice. This versatile assessment supports peer-learning while exploring and confronting misconceptions of clinical practice. Academic assessors assess the poster out of 100% and weighted to five criterions via nine Likert scale ranging from A1 (100-90%) to N (0: no submission) (see Figure 2).

The poster assessment was an excellent experiential learning to present evidence-based knowledge and research via an online presentation. Utilising graduate, creativity and professional skills communicated the impact of the complex consultation as an advanced practitioner, while synthesising and integrating information, and providing clear decision-making treatment plans.


ConferenceAssociation of Advanced Practice Educators UK Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting
Abbreviated titleAAPE UK Annual Conference and AGM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period25/06/21 → …
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