NURSING ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT

NSG1NAM

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject develops your abilities to conduct comprehensive and systematic health assessments across the lifespan and communicate the findings to others; and develop, plan and provide person-centred care. Through lectures, online activities, workshops, clinical skills laboratories and a clinical placement you will be able to explore appropriate assessment techniques to examine specific physiological, psychological and social aspects of people. The clinical practicum will allow you to undertake assessments of assigned patients and integrate theoretical principles to comprehensive safe nursing practice. To achieve the learning outcomes of this subject you will be expected to complete a range of written, verbal and clinical assessments within a 12-week period.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuby Walter

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted to one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN - Bachelor of Nursing, HZNM, HNNMD, HZNMDB - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery. Students admitted to other course codes require Subject Coordinator's approval to enrol.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Clinical Placement

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Psychomotor Skills. Assessment Skills for Nurses (5th Ed).PrescribedTollefson, J. (2016)CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA
ReadingsHealth Assessment and Physical ExaminationRecommendedEstes M., Calleja P., Theobald K., Harvey T.Cengage Learning
ReadingsNursing Student's Clinical Survival Guide (3rd Ed).RecommendedReid, K et al. (2014)PEARSON AUSTRALIA
ReadingsCritical Conversations for Patient Safety. An essential guide for health professionals.RecommendedLevett-Jones T. (2014)PEARSON AUSTRALIA
ReadingsFundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery. A person-centred approach to care (2nd Ed).RecommendedDempsey J, et al (2014)WOLTERS KLUWER/LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
ReadingsJarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment Australian and New Zealand EditionPrescribedForbes H., Watt E. (2016)Elsevier
ReadingsJarvis' Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment Australian and New Zealand EditionPrescribedForbes H., Watt E (2016)Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Select a range of assessment techniques aimed at examining each functional health pattern.

Activities:
1.Clinical laboratory workshops to observe and practice physical examination techniques Workshops to conduct peer health history assessments Online examples of selected medical records with significant data highlighted Clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Using the clinical reasoning cycle conduct a comprehensive assessment of selected patient profiles.

Activities:
2.Workshop discussion that requires you to examine assessment data from case studies and identify the significance of the findings. Online learning examples of completed plans of care that role model the clinical reasoning cycle by highlighting relevant assessment findings and their application. Clinical Practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Apply communication strategies to build therapeutic relationships and extract important health information from people.

Activities:
3.Workshops to undertake peer to peer health interviews. Online learning examples and activities of health professionals communicating with each other. Workshops exploring methods for documenting the findings of a comprehensive health assessment. Clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

04. Apply core concepts that underpin person-centred care to nursing management.

Activities:
4.Workshop case scenario discussions that exemplify one or more core concepts. Online resources using a selection of patient stories that highlight the impact of core concepts on the patient#s perception of self. Online web links to direct students to community resources associated with core concepts. Workshop discussions that examine the impact of core concepts on the nurses# perception of personal and professional self.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Using principles of education develop a personal professional portfolio and conduct health promotion sessions for patients.

Activities:
5.Online examples of mentorship and clinical education. Workshops to explore and discuss the theories of health education. Workshops that examine the requirements of a professional portfolio. Online examples of a professional portfolio (e.g. Pebblepad). Clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Week 03-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 08 - 09
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Bendigo, 2019, Week 03-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Nightingale

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 08 - 09
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Melbourne, 2019, Week 03-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuby Walter

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 08 - 09
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Mildura, 2019, Week 03-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 08 - 09
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment

Shepparton, 2019, Week 03-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuby Walter

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 03 - 07
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 08 - 09
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Placement assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical case study (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Clinical learning portfolio (1000 word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Clinical Compliance DocumentationHurdle Assessment