COMPLEX CARE NURSING

NSG3CCN

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will work as a member of a health care team and investigate the usefulness of selected therapies for individual clients in an acute health care setting. The impact of complex health problems on the individual and carers will be emphasised. Students will develop knowledge and skills to engage in person-centred care with individuals experiencing a range of complex acute and chronic health care issues. In the clinical setting, they will perform focused assessment and apply clinical reasoning to further develop their skills in planning and delivering care that incorporates pathophysiology principles, medical technology and discharge plans.

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 NSG2ACA and NSG2ACB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess patients with complex acute and chronic illness

Activities:
You should be able to: a. Use a range of data collection strategies and tools b. Describe specific situations and contexts which influence the choice of data collection tools and strategies. c. Prioritise a range of assessment strategies for assessing complex acute and chronic illnesses.

02. Analyse and interpret assessment data

Activities:
You should be able to: a. Interpret assessment data in terms of the underlying pathology b. Discriminate between relevant and irrelevant health assessment data c. Identify patient health problems based on assessment data d. Prioritise patient health problems.

03. Design a treatment plan for adults with complex acute and chronic illness in acute care settings

Activities:
You should be able to: a. Identify and critique relevant research literature on selected nursing interventions b. Identify and use relevant nursing clinical standards for nursing practices and interventions c. Plan goal directed and prioritised nursing interventions and state measurable and realistic outcomes d. Collaborate with the patient, family and health care team to plan care e. Analyse the bio-psychosocial impact that an acute hospital admission may have on a patient and their carer, and the consequent discharge planning strategies required.

04. Relate pharmacology knowledge to the areas of complex surgical and medical nursing care for patients with multiple health needs

Activities:
You should be able to: a. Identify potential health risks and complications for patients arising from the commonly prescribed medications for multiple health problems b. Discuss the major issues surrounding polypharmacy in the context of multiple health problems and competing therapies c. Safely administer medications prescribed for a patient with multiple health problems according to quality guidelines d. Monitor and evaluate the response a patient with multiple health problems has to prescribed medications e. Document according to guidelines and report adverse events.

05. Implement individualised care for adults with complex acute and chronic illness

Activities:
You should be able to: a. Identify significant changes in the patient's situation and take appropriate action b. Implement the care within a reasonable timeframe c. Modify the ongoing treatment plan according to individual needs.

06. Communicate effectively in the clinical setting

Activities:
You should be able to: d. Relate therapeutically with the patient, family and significant others e. Relate professionally with health team members f. Ensure confidentiality of patient information g. Establish and maintain accurate clear patient records within a legal and ethical framework h. Discuss the major issues involved in the discharge plan for each patient i. Provide feedback to the clinical supervisor and other health care workers regarding patient progress j. Describe available services and resources that provide support and health education to patients and their families in acute settings.

07. Further develop your nursing identity

Activities:
You should be able to: a. Incorporate legal and ethical principles of practice into planning and implementation of care b. Identify own clinical learning objectives c. Respond positively and appropriately to challenges arising in the conduct of nursing activities and clinical learning situations d. Accept responsibility and accountability for own clinical practice e. Demonstrate awareness of own values, attitudes and behaviours, and the effect on others f. Use feedback from peers and supervisor to appropriately improve clinical practice g. Practice within own qualifications and experience.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

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

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours of skills workshop"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 120.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"120 hours of clinical placement over the semester"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 hours online activities across the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Fifteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"15 hours of lectures"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one individual clinical case study assignment (equiv to 2,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
one written 2.5 hour examinationA 120 hour clinical practicum is a hurdle requirement for this subject, an evaluation of a student's achievement of enabling all learning outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online activity (equiv to 1,500 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCathryn Street

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Fifteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"15 hours of lectures"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 hours online activities across the semester"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 15.0 days practical per study period on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"120 hours of clinical placement over the semester"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours of skills workshop"

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one individual clinical case study assignment (equiv to 2,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
one written 2.5 hour examinationA 120 hour clinical practicum is a hurdle requirement for this subject, an evaluation of a student's achievement of enabling all learning outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online activity (equiv to 1,500 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGayle McKenzie

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 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 10 hours of skills workshops."

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Fifteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students complete 15 hours of lectures."

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students complete 10 hours online activities across the semester."

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students complete 120 hours of clinical placement over the semester."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 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 10 hours of workshops."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one individual clinical case study assignment (equiv to 2,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
one written 2.5 hour examinationA 120 hour clinical practicum is a hurdle requirement for this subject, an evaluation of a student's achievement of enabling all learning outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online activity (equiv to 1,500 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBev Blanch

Class requirements

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

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours of skills workshop"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 15.0 days practical per study period on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"120 hours of clinical placement over the semester"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 hours online activities across the semester"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Fifteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"15 hours of lectures"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one individual clinical case study assignment (equiv to 2,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
one written 2.5 hour examinationA 120 hour clinical practicum is a hurdle requirement for this subject, an evaluation of a student's achievement of enabling all learning outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online activity (equiv to 1,500 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sleeth

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Fifteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"15 hours of lectures"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 hours online activities across the semester"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 15.0 days practical per study period on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"120 hours of clinical placement over the semester"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 hours of skills workshop"

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one individual clinical case study assignment (equiv to 2,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
one written 2.5 hour examinationA 120 hour clinical practicum is a hurdle requirement for this subject, an evaluation of a student's achievement of enabling all learning outcomes and clinical competence as prescribed50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online activity (equiv to 1,500 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04