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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

  • Triage assessment
  • Emergency procedures
    • Advanced life support
    • Paediatric resuscitation
  • Complex paediatric medication administration
  • Shock and system failure / advanced IV management 
  • Venepuncture
  • Medications and technologies in the care and management of acute trauma and shock disorders
  • Advanced airway management
    • Endotracheal tubes
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Drug-induced psychosis
  • Dealing with intoxication and withdrawal states
  • Pharmacological concepts in the management of psychiatric emergencies and intoxication and withdrawal 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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate comprehensive and timely assessment skills in acute and emergency situations
2 interpret and respond to patient presentations in simulated emergency situations
3 synthesise knowledge and skills to safely administer medications in complex settings
4 demonstrate leadership capabilities in managing teams

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

  1. demonstrate comprehensive and timely assessment skills in acute and emergency situations
    • GA4:
  2. interpret and respond to patient presentations in simulated emergency situations
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. synthesise knowledge and skills to safely administer medications in complex settings
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate leadership capabilities in managing teams
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • Farrell, M & Dempsey, J, 2017, Smeltzer and Bare's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 4th edn, Wolter Kluwer, North Ryde, NSW. ISBN: 9781496349125.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.