ACUTE CARE B

NSG2ACB

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will further develop skills, knowledge and ability in techniques when caring for a person experiencing an acute medical illness. Issues surrounding hospitalisation and discharge will be emphasised. Students will use evidence based reasoning skills to extend their understanding of the effect of this acute episode of illness on areas such as nutritional status and elimination, metabolism and endocrine function, pain management and sleep; and will investigate the use of technology in acute health care. By application of the nursing process to individualise care students will enhance their focused health assessment skills. Enquiry activities that deal with Victorian health priority areas, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and asthma, will be used to integrate the study of the biopsychosocial and mental health content.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSean Parker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in HBN, HBNPRW, RBN, HBNUP, HBNM, HZNMD & HZNM must have passed NSG1ENC and HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB and NSG2ACA and NSG2MIN and NSG2CAD. Students enrolled in HSBNC, HSBNCW, BEBND2, HBNCP, HBNCM, HBNPRG, HBNPGW, HBNP must have passed NSG2ACA and NSG2MIN and NSG2CAD.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical psychomotor skills: assessment skills for nurses.PrescribedTollefson, J 20125TH EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, SOUTH MELBOURNE.
ReadingsLewis's medical surgical nursing.PrescribedBrown & Edwards 2012 Farrell, M & Dempsey, J. 20113RD EDN, ELSEVIER, SYDNEY.
ReadingsSmeltzer & Bare's textbook of medical-surgical nursing.PrescribedFarrell, M & Dempsey, J 20112ND AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKENS.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Parker

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours of workshops"

WorkShop Week: 30 - 34
Nine 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of workshops"

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 44
One 10.0 days placement - off site per week from week 35 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"clinical component of 80 hours undertaken in block mode over a 2-week period may occur outside of the semester weeks."

Problem Based Learning Week: 30 - 44
Seven 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.
"online component of 14 hours across the semester"

Lecture Week: 30 - 44
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.
"16 hours of lectures"

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours of skills workshops"

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
Nine 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of skills"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Formative and summative evaluation of student achievement on clinical placement.Hurdle requirement: enabling outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One 2,000-word clinical reasoning assignment.30
One 2-hour examination40
One 30-minute clinical skills assessment.Examination period or during clinical placement.30

Bendigo, 2014, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Deacon-Crouch

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
Nine 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of skills"

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours of skills workshops"

Lecture Week: 30 - 44
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.
"16 hours of lectures"

Problem Based Learning Week: 30 - 44
Seven 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.
"online component of 14 hours across the semester"

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 44
One 10.0 days placement - off site per week from week 35 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"clinical component of 80 hours undertaken in block mode over a 2-week period may occur outside of the semester weeks."

WorkShop Week: 30 - 34
Nine 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of workshops"

WorkShop Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours of workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Formative and summative evaluation of student achievement on clinical placement.Hurdle requirement: enabling outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One 2,000-word clinical reasoning assignment.30
One 2-hour examination40
One 30-minute clinical skills assessment.Examination period or during clinical placement.30

Melbourne, 2014, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeb McDonough

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 20 hours of workshops."

Placement - Off Site
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"Students complete a clinical component of 80 hours and may occur outside of semester weeks."

Problem Based Learning
Seven 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period and delivered via online.
"Students complete an online component of 14 hours across the semester."

Lecture
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 16 hours of lectures."

Laboratory Class
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 20 hours of skills workshops."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Formative and summative evaluation of student achievement on clinical placement.Hurdle requirement: enabling outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One 2,000-word clinical reasoning assignment.30
One 2-hour examination40
One 30-minute clinical skills assessment.Examination period or during clinical placement.30

Mildura, 2014, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
Nine 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of skills"

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours of skills workshops"

Lecture Week: 30 - 44
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.
"16 hours of lectures"

Problem Based Learning Week: 30 - 44
Seven 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.
"online component of 14 hours across the semester"

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 44
One 10.0 days placement - off site per week from week 35 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"clinical component of 80 hours undertaken in block mode over a 2-week period may occur outside of the semester weeks."

WorkShop Week: 30 - 34
Nine 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of workshops"

WorkShop Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours of workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Formative and summative evaluation of student achievement on clinical placement.Hurdle requirement: enabling outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One 2,000-word clinical reasoning assignment.30
One 2-hour examination40
One 30-minute clinical skills assessment.Examination period or during clinical placement.30

Shepparton, 2014, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Bassett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours of workshops"

WorkShop Week: 30 - 34
Nine 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of workshops"

Placement - Off Site Week: 35 - 44
One 10.0 days placement - off site per week from week 35 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"clinical component of 80 hours undertaken in block mode over a 2-week period may occur outside of the semester weeks."

Problem Based Learning Week: 30 - 44
Seven 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.
"online component of 14 hours across the semester"

Lecture Week: 30 - 44
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.
"16 hours of lectures"

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours of skills workshops"

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
Nine 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of skills"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Formative and summative evaluation of student achievement on clinical placement.Hurdle requirement: enabling outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed in the subject.0
One 2,000-word clinical reasoning assignment.30
One 2-hour examination40
One 30-minute clinical skills assessment.Examination period or during clinical placement.30