Explores nursing responses to changes in health status. This is the third in a series of four units. Through case-based learning students will build upon and apply knowledge and skills related to acute health breakdown. Practice in nursing laboratory sessions and simulated rehearsal prepares students for professional experience placement.
- Introduction to acute illness strategies
- Principles of perioperative nursing 1
- Principles of perioperative nursing 2
- Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the perioperative setting
- Acute cardiovascular states
- Acute cardiovascular interventions
- Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care of acute cardiac states
- Acute respiratory states
- Respiratory trauma and interventions
- Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care of acute respiratory states
- Acute renal/urinary states and interventions
- Acute musculoskeletal states and interventions
- Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care and management of acute renal, urinary and gastrointestinal disorders
- Acute central nervous system, ENT state & interventions
- Acute gastrointestinal states and interventions
- Acute endocrine and metabolic states and interventions
- Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care and management of acute nervous system, ENT, endocrine & metabolic states
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||Demonstrate safe and increasing competence in performing a range of nursing skills, including effective interpersonal skills||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||Conduct integrated and comprehensive assessments which demonstrates the integration of knowledge and nursing skills relevant to acute illness||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||Undertake activities as part of a multidisciplinary team||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Demonstrate problem solving and decision-making skills in order to respond to clinical and complex nursing situations||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Demonstrate beginner level leadership skills in performing a range of nursing skills and accountability and responsibility for own nursing practice and actions||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||Demonstrate integration of knowledge, clinical practice and medication management skills relevant to acute illness and appropriate interventions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Compile practice exemplars and professional portfolio record according to NMBA National Competency Standards||Lifelong learning|
- Bullock, S & Manias, E, 2013, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, 7th edn, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781442563100.
- Forbes, H & Watt, E (eds), 2015, Jarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment, Australian & New Zealand 2nd edn, Elsevier, Sydney. ISBN: 9780729539739.
- This text comes in Volumes 1 & 2, purchased together: Farrell, M & Dempsey, J, 2013, Smeltzer & Bare's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 3rd edn, Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 9781920994792 .
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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