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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

NRS20004 - Formation Based Learning: Chronic Illness and Nursing Care AND PIE10004 PEP 4 Chronic Health Nursing AND PIE10005 PEP 5 Mental Health Nursing

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

  • 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 & interventions
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care of acute respiratory states
  • Acute Renal/Urinary states & interventions
  • Acute Musculoskeletal states & interventions
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care and management of acute renal, urinary and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Acute central nervous system, ENT states& interventions
  • Acute gastrointestinal states & interventions
  • Acute endocrine & metabolic states & interventions
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics and technologies in the care and management of acute nervous system, ENT, endocrine & metabolic states

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.

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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
2 Conduct integrated and comprehensive assessments which demonstrates the integration of knowledge and nursing skills relevant to acute illness
3 Undertake activities as part of a multidisciplinary team
4 Demonstrate problem solving and decision making skills in order to respond to clinical and complex nursing situations
5 Demonstrate beginner level leadership skills in performing a range of nursing skills and accountability and responsibility for own nursing practice and actions
6 Demonstrates integration of knowledge, clinical practice and medication management skills relevant to acute illness and appropriate interventions
7 Compile practice exemplars and professional portfolio record according to ANMC Competency Standards

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe and increasing competence in performing a range of nursing skills, including effective interpersonal skills
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. Conduct integrated and comprehensive assessments which demonstrates the integration of knowledge and nursing skills relevant to acute illness
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. Undertake activities as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • GA4:
  4. Demonstrate problem solving and decision making skills in order to respond to clinical and complex nursing situations
    • GA4:
  5. Demonstrate beginner level leadership skills in performing a range of nursing skills and accountability and responsibility for own nursing practice and actions
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  6. Demonstrates integration of knowledge, clinical practice and medication management skills relevant to acute illness and appropriate interventions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  7. Compile practice exemplars and professional portfolio record according to ANMC Competency Standards
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • Bullock, S & Manias, E, 2013, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, 7th edn, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest. ISBN: 9781442563100.
  • Forbes, H & Watt, E (eds), 2012, Jarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment, Australian & New Zealand 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 .
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.