UG Coursework Unit
For students in 3005105: HBIO1003 - Systemic Anatomy AND NURS2007 - Primary Health Care and Nursing Practices AND NURS2009 - Health Maintenance and Restorative Nursing Care AND PHAR2001 - Introductory Pharmacology; OR for students in 3007303: NURS2001 - Nursing Practices AND PHAR2001 - 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:|
|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
- 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, North Ryde, NSW. ISBN: 9781925058024.