NURSING PATIENTS IN TIME CRITICAL CONTEXTS

NSG3TCC

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will have the opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills to complex and dynamic patient situations. Through lectures, online activities, workshops, clinical skills laboratories and a clinical placement you will focus on the assessment and interventions aimed at arresting sudden deterioration of a patient's health. The clinical practicum will allow you to experience high acuity care settings and assume the responsibility of caring for individuals with time critical needs. To achieve the learning outcomes of this subject you will be expected to complete a range of written, verbal and clinical assessments within a 12-week period.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGayle McKenzie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites NSG2ANB or (NSG2HPB and NSG2ACB)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify common pathophysiology that can result in sudden deterioration of an individual's condition.

Activities:
Online resources with examples of common conditions that result in sudden deterioration of an individual's condition. Workshops using case studies to explore interrelationships between a variety of conditions in the same individual. Clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Apply the clinical reasoning cycle to provide person-centred care for individuals experiencing sudden deterioration.

Activities:
Online resources detailing the monitoring and maintenance of patients experiencing common condition leading to sudden deterioration. Workshops using case scenarios to discuss required monitoring and maintenance interventions. Debate: Suggested topic. "Organ donation: A right or a privilege?" Clinical Practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Demonstrate competence in technical skills when providing person-centred care for individuals experiencing sudden deterioration.

Activities:
Clinical laboratories to observe and practice interventions aimed at caring for individuals experiencing sudden deterioration. Simulation workshops where students work in teams to manage a variety of deteriorating patient scenarios. Clinical Practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Articulate the role and responsibilities of a nurse caring for an individual experiencing a sudden deterioration.

Activities:
Online resources demonstrating the complexity of sudden deterioration via video interviews with experienced nurses and a range of health professionals. Clinical Practicum. Simulation workshops where students work in teams to manage a variety of emergency scenarios. Role play with peers to develop awareness of complex communication scenarios and practice of relevant strategies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Develop an awareness of and contribute to the risk management strategies of a healthcare agency.

Activities:
Online examples of patient complaints and measures used to resolve. Online resources outlining Australian Standards for Quality and Safety. Workshops to discuss case scenarios illustrating breaches to patient safety in emergency situations. Clinical Practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 09-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGayle McKenzie

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Eighteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"All lectures will be delivered online"

Laboratory Class Week: 16 - 20
Fifteen 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 16 - 20
Nine 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 19 - 24
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twenty 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"online activities 20 hours to be completed across the semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Examination (2.5 hours)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Simulation Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Emergency management (2000 word equiv)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Placement Assessment (3000 word equivalent).35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05