RECOGNISING AND RESPONDING TO THE DETERIORATING PATIENT

NSG3RDM

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will have the opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills to complex and dynamic patient situations. Through lectures, online activities, workshops, clinical skills laboratories/simulations, and clinical placement, you will focus on assessment and interventions aimed at arresting deterioration of a patient's health. The clinical practicum will allow you to experience high acuity care settings and assume the responsibility of caring for individuals who may experience a deterioration in health. 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 points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJen Austerberry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZNM, HZNMD, or HZNMDB - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery and have passed NSG2ANB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects NSG3RDP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject has been developed in accordance with the 'Guidelines for Inclusive Curricula'. Students enrolling in this subject will therefore not be disadvantaged with respect to their culture, gender, socioeconomic background, age, religion or disability.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain common pathophysiology, as it relates to assessment data and pharmacology, that can result in deterioration of an individual's condition in order to develop appropriate interventions.

Activities:
Workshops and online resources with examples of common conditions that result in deterioration of an individual's condition. Clinical Practicum.

02. Apply the clinical reasoning cycle to provide person-centred care for individuals experiencing a deterioration in health in order to provide safe nursing care.

Activities:
Workshops and online resources detailing the monitoring and maintenance of patients experiencing common conditions leading to deterioration in health. Clinical Practicum.

03. Demonstrate competence in technical skills when providing person-centred care for individuals experiencing a deterioration in health.

Activities:
Clinical laboratories to observe and practice interventions aimed at caring for individuals experiencing a deterioration in health. Simulation workshops where students work in teams to manage a variety of deteriorating patient scenarios. Clinical Practicum.

04. Manage the interactions with the patient, family, and the health care team during a clinical deterioration.

Activities:
Simulation and online resources demonstrating the complexity of a deterioration in health. Clinical Practicum.

05. Develop an awareness of and contribute to the risk management strategies of a healthcare agency, in order to implement incident reporting procedures and apply risk management procedures.

Activities:
Workshops and online examples of incident reporting and patient complaints and measures used to resolve risk management. Clinical Practicum.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 05-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Street

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 08 - 25
Seventeen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 25 and delivered via online.
"Online Lectures"

Laboratory Class Week: 08 - 10
Fifteen 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 08 - 10
Nine 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 11 - 25
One 200.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 08 - 25
Twenty 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Examination (3 hours) (3000 word equivalent)55 01, 02, 04, 05
Written assessment (2000 word equivalent)45 01, 02, 04, 05
Clinical Placement Assessment (3000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement in order to pass the subject. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Week 09-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJen Austerberry

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
Seventeen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via online.
"Online Lectures"

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 16
Fifteen 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 16
Nine 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 17 - 26
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 26
Twenty 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Examination (3 hours) (3000 word equivalent)55 01, 02, 04, 05
Written assessment (2000 word equivalent)45 01, 02, 04, 05
Clinical Placement Assessment (3000 word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement in order to pass the subject. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05