FOUNDATIONS FOR INTENSIVE CARE NURSING PRACTICE A

NSM4FIC

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop fundamental knowedge and skills required to care for patients in intensive care nursing practice contexts. This subject provides a theoretical and practical foundation that prepares students for ethically oriented professional practice and undertake further studies at more advanced levels in intensive care nursing. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency, and effective communication skills. Students will be able to make independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and a limited number of on-campus workshops (and/or equivalent online virtual classrooms) and supported by appropriate clinical practicum.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSam Miller

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsACCCN's critical care nursing (3rd ed.).RecommendedAitken, L., Marshall, Andrea, Chaboyer, Wendy, & Australian College of Critical Care Nurses. (2015)Chatswood, N.S.W. Elsevier Australia
ReadingsCritical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management. 7th ed.RecommendedUrden, Linda D, Stacy, Kathleen M, and Lough, Mary E (2014)Saint Louis: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014.
ReadingsJarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment : ANZ. Second Edition / Australian and New Zealand ed.RecommendedJarvis, Carolyn, Watt, Elizabeth, and Forbes, Helen. (2015)Chatswood, N.S.W. Elsevier Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply specialty knowledge, skills &/or equipment/technology to well defined situations in your specialty area.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

02. Make accurate assessments & develop reasonable and justifiable inferences.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

03. Make informed judgements and develop plans in response to well defined scenarios, based on your review and analysis of relevant & substantial information.

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting.

04. Critically analyse current knowledge, data and processes in your specialty in order to inform your practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice.

05. Determine the communication approach required in a specific situation and tailor your professional communication, using listening, speaking, writing and ICT skills, to achieve effective and positive outcomes.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

06. Perform independent work & work as an effective team member in a variety of situations within your specialty setting.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

07. Apply ethical standards to new contexts within your specialty area.

Activities:
Clinical practicum in specialty practice.

08. Recognise your own learning needs & use learning strategies that are effective in your professional practice.

Activities:
Online learning activity; written exercise; clinical practicum in specialty practice.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSam Miller

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Four 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"4 x 6 hour face-to-face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 210.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Includes 16-hours per week of clinical learning time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word academic skills written assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
One 1,000-word equivalent clinical appraisalHurdle requirement: Students must achieve a pass mark for this appraisal in order to pass the subject. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
One 2,000-word written assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 5,000-word equivalent case presentation, using specified media60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSam Miller

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 210.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"16-hours per week of clinical learning time."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Four 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"4 x 6 hour face-to-face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word academic skills written assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
One 1,000-word equivalent clinical appraisalHurdle requirement: Students must achieve a pass mark for this appraisal in order to pass the subject. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
One 2,000-word written assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 5,000-word equivalent case presentation, using specified media60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05