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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills obtained in Comprehensive Health Assessment and Advanced Emergency Nursing Practice. The subject will require students to examine and develop a repertoire of clinical interventions aimed at managing a 'complex' patient. The subject uses a range of educational activities to help students understand the physiological, psychological and social needs of this patient cohort and explore the interventions aimed at meeting those needs. Students are encouraged to build a personal portfolio of skills that can be combined into an effective package that provides quality patient care while functioning as a member in an emergency department team.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorLisa Dennis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites NSG4CHA, NSG4AEN


Incompatible subjects NSG4CEM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must provide evidence of approved health facility access to a minimum of 140-hours of supervised clinical experience that is commensurate with being able to achieve the clinical competencies of this subject.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCritical care nursing: Diagnosis and managementPrescribedUrden, L.D., Stacy, K.M. & Lough, M.E. (2010)MOSBY, SYDNEY
ReadingsEmergency and trauma nursingPrescribedCurtis, K, Ramsden, C, Friendship, J 2007MOSBY, SYDNEY
ReadingsPathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children.PrescribedMcCance, K.L. & Huether, S.E. (2009)6TH EDN, UTAH: ELSEVIER MOSBY.
ReadingsACCCN's critical care nursingRecommendedElliot, D, Aitken, L M, Chaboyer, W 2007MOSBY, SYDNEY
ReadingsManagement of the mechanically ventilated patient.RecommendedPierce, L.N.B. (2007).2ND EDN, ELSEVIER, SYDNEY
ReadingsTextbook of adult emergency medicineRecommendedCameron, P, Jelinek, G, Kelly, A, Murray, L, Brown, A F T and Heyworth, J 20042ND EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, SYDNEY
ReadingsUnderstanding electrocardiography.RecommendedConover, M.B. (2003)8TH EDN, SYDNEY: MOSBY.

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