Julia Jackson is an 84-year-old woman who presents to the Emergency room with severe abdominal pain, especially in the left lower quadrant. An abdominal CT was ordered, and it found that there is a 5cm mass in the lower sigmoid colon with fecal impaction. The patient was admitted to the Med/Surg floor for treatment and resolution of fecal impaction. An oncology consult order was entered. The patient stated she has abdominal pain of 8 out of 10.

Create a presentation that lasts 3- 5 minutes.
Briefly describe the patient you have been assigned
Describe the patients’ problem
As the RN how could teamwork and collaboration benefit this patient and help them reach a positive outcome?
Identify 2 other healthcare professionals that would be appropriate to collaborate with and why.
What would be the two outcomes for this patient related to the reason for collaboration with the identified 2 healthcare professionals? The outcomes should be formatted as patient-centered, measurable, and time-limited.
Add speaker notes to each slide.
Support your presentation using at least two evidence-based resources. Consider a professional theme for your slides.  Use intext citations on your slides to support the data.  Your slides should not be overcrowded with words and content should be summarized in a bullet. Use notes pages to speak to your slides.  Include a reference page that conforms to APA.
Patient: Julia Jackson

84-year-old woman
Presented to the ER with severe abdominal pain
CT showed a 5cm mass in the lower sigmoid colon with fecal impaction
Admitted to Med/Surg for treatment and resolution of fecal impaction
Oncology consult order was entered
Abdominal pain of 8 out of 10
Patient’s problem:

Mass in the lower sigmoid colon
Fecal impaction
Severe abdominal pain
Teamwork and collaboration:

As the RN, teamwork and collaboration can benefit this patient by ensuring that all aspects of their care are addressed in a coordinated and effective manner.
Collaborating with other healthcare professionals can help to ensure that the patient receives the best possible care and reaches a positive outcome.
Healthcare professionals to collaborate with:

Surgeon: to address the mass in the lower sigmoid colon
Gastroenterologist: to address the fecal impaction
These professionals are appropriate to collaborate with because they have the expertise and knowledge to address the patient’s specific needs.

Within the next two weeks, the patient’s abdominal pain will be reduced to 4 out of 10, as evidenced by daily pain assessments.
Within the next four weeks, the mass in the lower sigmoid colon will be removed and the fecal impaction will be resolved, as evidenced by imaging and bowel function assessments.

American Cancer Society. (2022). Colorectal Cancer. Retrieved from https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colorectal-cancer.html
Mayo Clinic. (2021). Fecal Impaction. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fecal-impaction/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352807