Provides students with the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate intermediate level knowledge underpinning nursing skills in the following practice domains: cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and fluid and electrolyte management. In addition, knowledge and skills will be demonstrated in numeracy. Students will be required to incorporate problem solving and deliver moderately complex care.
Unit contentModule 1: Actual and potential alterations in cardiac output
Module 2: Actual and potential alterations in gases exchange
Module 3: Actual and potential alterations in fluid and electrolyte balance and renal alterations
Module 4: Numeracy Clinical performance indicators
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||apply theory and skills in relation to the patient experiencing alterations in cardiac, respiratory, renal or urinary disorders||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||recognise clients experiencing altered cardiac or respiratory physiological status and implement emergency procedures whilst awaiting assistance and direction from more senior and experienced staff members||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate effective communication skills in the establishment of a therapeutic relationship with the client||Communication and social skills|
|4||identify the need for collaboration with the multidisciplinary team that provides appropriate, effective and coordinated care for the client||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate competency in numeracy skills in relation to complex drug calculations||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||demonstrate competency and familiarity with biomedical equipment||Lifelong learning|
|7||demonstrate attitudes and behaviours congruent with a second-year student developing an awareness and acceptance of professional nursing practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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