UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
For students in 3005105: BIO10662 - Systemic Anatomy AND NRS72005 - Primary Health Care and Nursing Practices AND NRS72009 - Health Maintenance and Restorative Nursing Care AND PHA00315 - Introductory Pharmacology OR for students in 3007303: NRS20005 - Nursing Practices AND PHA00315 - Introductory Pharmacology
Introduces students to the concepts of nursing care in acute care settings. Students will analyse and evaluate nursing care across a range of acute conditions. As part of this unit students will complete 160 hours of professional placement.
- Introduction to acute illness strategies
- The practice of nursing care in acute health conditions and deterioration
- Intravenous access/ central venous access devices management
- Parenteral complex fluid administration
- Blood Product Management
- Perioperative care
- Pain management (Patient controlled analgesia/ epidural)
Nursing care in acute
- cardiovascular states: electrocardiograph interpretation, arrhythmia and chest pain management
- respiratory states including Intubation, ventilation, intercostal catheter, underwater seal drainage
- renal/urinary states
- musculoskeletal states
- Preparation for PEP6
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically analyse patient assessment data to determine an effective care plan for patient-centred acute care nursing|
|2||practice safe and competent nursing care in a range of acute consumer clinical presentations|
|3||demonstrate sound problem-solving abilities applied to professional and collaborative practice in the simulated acute care setting.|
|4||relate knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics to safe medication management in acute contexts|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
critically analyse patient assessment data to determine an effective care plan for patient-centred acute care nursing
practice safe and competent nursing care in a range of acute consumer clinical presentations
demonstrate sound problem-solving abilities applied to professional and collaborative practice in the simulated acute care setting.
relate knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics to safe medication management in acute contexts
- Prescribed text information is not currently available.
- Bullock, S & Manias, E, 2017, Fundamentals of pharmacology, 8th edn, Pearson Australia, Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9781488610028.
- Farrell, M & Dempsey, J (eds), 2017, Smeltzer & Bare's textbook of medical-surgical nursing, 4th edn, Wolter Kluwer, North Ryde, NSW. ISBN: 9781496349125.
- Lewis, P., and Foley, D, 2020, Health Assessment in Nursing, 3rd edn, Wolters Kluwer.