Introduces students to the concepts underlying health issues that lead to acute health breakdown requiring nursing care in acute care settings. Students will demonstrate nursing care in acute health care settings.
Nursing care, pharmacotherapeutics, physiology and technology and application of nursing knowledge in
- Mental health deterioration in the acute care setting
- Perioperative care
- Acute pain management
- Advanced wound management
- Acute coronary syndrome and acute cardiac conditions
- Respiratory Trauma and ventilation
- Acute renal and urinary conditions
- Acute gastrointestinal conditions
- Acute nervous system, ear, nose and throat, endocrine and metabolic states
- Acute musculoskeletal injury
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||synthesise knowledge of physiological responses in acute health conditions to enable recognition and management of acute health breakdown||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critique the effectiveness of the nurses’ response to acute health breakdown and the nursing management of acute health conditions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||relate knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics to the management of acute health breakdown||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||appraise evidence based interventions to provide person centred care in acute care settings||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Farrell, M (ed), 2017, Smeltzer & Bare's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Fourth Australian and New Zealand Edition, 4th edn, Wolters Kluwer, Sydney. ISBN: 9781496349125.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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