Provides students with the opportunity to further develop and demonstrate integrated competence regarding complex nursing challenges. Students will be required to demonstrate high level assessment, planning and interventions skills in response to complex and challenging care situations.
- Triage assessment
- Emergency procedures / the MET Team
- Shock & system failure / advanced IV management
- Medications and technologies in the care and management of acute trauma and shock disorders
- Advanced airway management
- Advanced wound and pain management / burns management
- Blood Transfusions
- Psychiatric emergencies
- Drug-induced psychosis
- Dealing with intoxication and withdrawal states
- Pharmacological concepts in the management of psychiatric emergencies and intoxication and withdrawal states
- Introduction to disaster management: pandemics, catastrophes and bioterrorism
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 clinical competence in performing nursing skills and integrated and comprehensive assessments in acute and emergency situations||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and cultural safety||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate competence in performing clinical teaching to clients and peers in a variety of complex situations||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate beginner level leadership skills in a range of nursing emergencies||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||demonstrate competence in assessing and responding to Psychiatric emergencies, drug induced psychoses and intoxication and withdrawal states||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||demonstrate safe and increasing clinical competence in medication management and performing nursing skills in acute and emergency situations.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Farrell, M & Dempsey, J, 2011, Smeltzer and Bare's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Broadway NSW. ISBN: 9781920994105.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.