Unit description

Develops a knowledge base through evidence-based practice and reflection of the nursing process in the care of the patient/client in the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and fluid and electrolyte management domains.

Unit content

Module 1: Cardiovascular care and management

  • Assessment of cardiac functions and common disorders
  • Care of the client with coronary heart disease
  • Acute myocardial interventions
  • Management of chronic heart disorders
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care of acute and chronic heart disease

Module 2: Renal and urinary disorders

  • Assessment of acute and chronic renal disorders
  • Care of acute and chronic renal disorders
  • Transplant care and management
  • Assessment and care of acute and chronic disorders
  • Care of the older person with renal and urinary disorders
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care and management of renal and urinary disorders

Module 3: Respiratory care and management

  • Assessment of respiratory function and common disorders
  • Care of upper and lower respiratory disorders
  • Acute and traumatic respiratory care and management
  • Chronic and long-term care of respiratory disorders
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care of acute and chronic respiratory disease

Module 4: Fluids and electrolyte management

  • Assessment of fluid and electrolyte status
  • Caring for people with altered acid-base balance
  • Fluid and electrolyte management of acute trauma
  • Fluid and electrolyte management of people in shock
  • Care and management of older people with fluid and electrolyte problems.
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care and management of people with fluid and electrolyte problems.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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