ACUTE CARE A

NSG2ACA

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the skills, knowledge and techniques required by nurses in the provision of person-centred care for the individual experiencing episodic illness that requires a surgical intervention. The subject emphasis is on both the care surrounding minor surgical procedures and the safety and well being of patients. Case studies dealing with health priority areas in Victoria and participation in care of perioperative patients will be used to promote further understanding of: (a) The manifestations and pathopysiology of episodic illness; (b) Care issues surrounding the perioperative process; (c) Risk and therapeutic management; (d) The cultural and social aspects of care.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDeb McDonough

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HSBNC, HSBNCW, BEBND2, HBNCP, HBNCM, HBNPRG, HBNPGW, BEBN2, HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN, HBNP, RBNP, HSBNW, HZNM and HZNMD. For students enrolled in HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN - Bachelor of Nursing or HZNM or HZNMD-Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery then must pass NSG1ENC and HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB.

Co-requisites NSG2MIN and NSG2CAD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical psychomotor skills assessment tools for nursing studentsPrescribedTollefson, J. 2012SYDNEY: CENGAGE
ReadingsLewis's medical Surgical nursingPrescribedBrown, E & Edwards, H 2012ELSEVIER, SYDNEY.
ReadingsMedical surgical nursing critical thinking in client careRecommendedLemone, P. & Burke, K., et al 2011PEARSON: FRENCHS FOREST
ReadingsSmelter and Bares Textbook of medical surgical nursingRecommendedFarrell, M and Dempsey, J. 2013LWW:BROADWAY

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours evidence based learning per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of on-line learning"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 17
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 20 hours of clinical skills sessions over the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Five 4.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"A total of 20 hours of on-line lectures over the semester"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"clinical component of 80 hours undertaken in block mode over a 2-week period, and may be offered outside of the semester."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 17
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"20 hours of workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,000-word individual report on a clinical scenario40
One 2-hour examinationComprises of both Multiple choice questions and short answer questions40
One clinical placement assessment.Hurdle requirement: Formative & Summative evaluation of student achievement of enabling outcomes & clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One clinical skills assessment (equiv (2,500 words)Clinical Skills Assessment and evaluation conducted on clinical placement.20

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Deacon-Crouch

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 17
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"20 hours of workshops"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"clinical component of 80 hours undertaken in block mode over a 2-week period, and may be offered outside of the semester."

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Five 4.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"A total of 20 hours of on-line lectures over the semester"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 17
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 20 hours of clinical skills sessions over the semester"

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours evidence based learning per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of on-line learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,000-word individual report on a clinical scenario40
One 2-hour examinationComprises of both Multiple choice questions and short answer questions40
One clinical placement assessment.Hurdle requirement: Formative & Summative evaluation of student achievement of enabling outcomes & clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One clinical skills assessment (equiv (2,500 words)Clinical Skills Assessment and evaluation conducted on clinical placement.20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeb McDonough

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 12 hours of skills sessions."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete a total of 8 hours off campus"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students complete 20 hours of lectures."

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students complete an online component of 10 hours over the semester."

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students complete a clinical component of 80 hours."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 20 hours of workshops."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,000-word individual report on a clinical scenario40
One 2-hour examinationComprises of both Multiple choice questions and short answer questions40
One clinical placement assessment.Hurdle requirement: Formative & Summative evaluation of student achievement of enabling outcomes & clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One clinical skills assessment (equiv (2,500 words)Clinical Skills Assessment and evaluation conducted on clinical placement.20

Mildura, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 17
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"20 hours of workshops"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"clinical component of 80 hours undertaken in block mode over a 2-week period, and may be offered outside of the semester."

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Five 4.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"A total of 20 hours of on-line lectures over the semester"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 17
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 20 hours of clinical skills sessions over the semester"

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours evidence based learning per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of on-line learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,000-word individual report on a clinical scenario40
One 2-hour examinationComprises of both Multiple choice questions and short answer questions40
One clinical placement assessment.Hurdle requirement: Formative & Summative evaluation of student achievement of enabling outcomes & clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One clinical skills assessment (equiv (2,500 words)Clinical Skills Assessment and evaluation conducted on clinical placement.20

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Doyle

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours evidence based learning per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 hours of on-line learning"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 17
Five 4.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 20 hours of clinical skills sessions over the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Five 4.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"A total of 20 hours of on-line lectures over the semester"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"clinical component of 80 hours undertaken in block mode over a 2-week period, and may be offered outside of the semester."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 17
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"20 hours of workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,000-word individual report on a clinical scenario40
One 2-hour examinationComprises of both Multiple choice questions and short answer questions40
One clinical placement assessment.Hurdle requirement: Formative & Summative evaluation of student achievement of enabling outcomes & clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One clinical skills assessment (equiv (2,500 words)Clinical Skills Assessment and evaluation conducted on clinical placement.20