NURSING PATIENTS WITH ACUTE ILLNESS B

NSG2ANB

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required by nurses in the provision of care for patients with chronic disease experiencing an acute illness requiring hospitalisation. Specific foci: Therapeutic communication skills including situations involving sudden death or dying patients and their families and; Caring for patients with multiple comorbidities and develop and implement a plan of care to meet all care requirements and; National Health Priority areas including renal, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal and haematological diseases. Techniques explored include: Complex chronic wound care, blood transfusions, and specimen collection including venepuncture and; Catheterisation, fluid balance management and care of a patient with continuous bladder irrigation post-surgery and; Chronic pain management.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRachel Cross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites NSG2ANA or NSG2TBN, or both of NSG2ACA and NSG2MIN. Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN, HZNM, HZNMD, HBNGE, HBNGEB, HBNGEM, HBNGES, HBNGEW, HBNEN, HBNENB, HBNENM, HBNENS, HBNENW Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse), Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Co-requisites NSG2HPB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMedical # Surgical Nursing Critical Thinking for person-centred Care, (2nd Aust. Ed.)PrescribedLemone, P. & Burke, K. et al. (2014)Pearson Australia
ReadingsClinical Psychomotor Skills assessment skills for nurses (5th ed).PrescribedTollefson. J. (2012)Cengage Publishing
ReadingsLewis Medical Surgical Nursing ANZ: Assessment and management of clinical problems (4th Ed).RecommendedBrown, E. & Edwards, H. (2015)Elsevier Sydney
ReadingsSmeltzer & Bare#s Textbook of medical # surgical nursing (3rd Ed).RecommendedFarrell, M. & Dempsey, J. (2013)Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens Sydney

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Utilise clinical reasoning to design an appropriate evidenced based patient centred plan of care for persons with a chronic disorder considering associated comorbidities.

Activities:
EBL activities Online activities Tutorial activities Simulated learning Clinical Practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Demonstrate competence in nursing interventions when caring for patients with a chronic disease experiencing an acute illness requiring hospitalisation

Activities:
EBL activities Online activities Tutorial activities Simulated learning Clinical Practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

03. Practice within the legal and ethical standards governing nursing practice and healthcare.

Activities:
EBL activities Online activities Tutorial activities Simulated learning Clinical Practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

04. Demonstrate effective teamwork in healthcare.

Activities:
EBL activities Online activities Tutorial activities Simulated learning Clinical Practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Develop your professional role and identity as a nurse and as a member of a wider healthcare team.

Activities:
EBL activities Online activities Tutorial activities Simulated learning Clinical Practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

06. Provide effective teaching and learning sessions within scope of practice in the clinical setting.

Activities:
EBL activities Online activities Tutorial activities Simulated learning Clinical Practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Parker

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills including some simulation"

Lecture Week: 30 - 30
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via online.
"All lectures are online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 36 - 44
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students may complete between 112 to 120-hours of placement which may vary according to the clinical placement facility working hours and public holidays."

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical placement (equivalent to 2,000-words)50 01, 05, 04, 03, 02, 06
One 1-hour exam (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 03, 02, 01, 04, 06, 05
One clinical skills assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Bendigo, 2017, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTherese Worme

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills including some simulation"

Lecture Week: 30 - 30
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"All lectures are online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 36 - 44
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students may complete between 112 to 120-hours of placement which may vary according to the clinical placement facility working hours and public holidays."

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical placement (equivalent to 2,000-words)50 01, 05, 04, 03, 02, 06
One 1-hour exam (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 03, 02, 01, 04, 06, 05
One clinical skills assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Melbourne, 2017, Week 30-46, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachel Cross

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 45
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students may complete between 112 to 120-hours of placement which may vary according to the clinical placement facility working hours and public holidays."

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"All lectures are online"

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 45
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills including some simulation"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical placement (equivalent to 2,000-words)50 01, 05, 04, 03, 02, 06
One 1-hour exam (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 03, 02, 01, 04, 06, 05
One clinical skills assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Mildura, 2017, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills including some simulation"

Lecture Week: 30 - 30
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"All lectures are online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 36 - 44
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students may complete between 112 to 120-hours of placement which may vary according to the clinical placement facility working hours and public holidays."

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical placement (equivalent to 2,000-words)50 01, 05, 04, 03, 02, 06
One 1-hour exam (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 03, 02, 01, 04, 06, 05
One clinical skills assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Shepparton, 2017, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sleeth

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 30 - 34
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical skills including some simulation"

Lecture Week: 30 - 30
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"All lectures are online"

Placement - Off Site Week: 36 - 44
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students may complete between 112 to 120-hours of placement which may vary according to the clinical placement facility working hours and public holidays."

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical placement (equivalent to 2,000-words)50 01, 05, 04, 03, 02, 06
One 1-hour exam (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 03, 02, 01, 04, 06, 05
One clinical skills assessment (equivalent to 1,000-words)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment