CRITICAL NURSING ESSENTIALS

NSM4CNE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required to conduct a comprehensive assessment in the time critical environment and develop appropriate nursing care plans appropriate for all patients across the care continuum. This subject covers advanced anatomy and physiology, a systems based approach to assessment, recognition and responding to the deteriorating patient, teamwork communication and legal and ethical issues. The knowledge and skills that you will learn in this subject will be directly transferable into your clinical practice. At the completion of this subject you will be prepared for ethically oriented professional practice and to undertake further studies at more advanced levels relevant to their specialty practice. The subject is delivered via a blended mode comprising of online learning modules and one day face to face teaching.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: HMN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsAs per course entry requirements the student must be employed 2 days/week throughout semester in their area of specialty.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAitken, L., Marshall, A. & Chaboyer, W.

Year2016

Edition/Volume3rd edition

PublisherElsevier

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Source locationN/A

Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcCance, K., Huether, S., Brashers, L. & Rote, N.

Year2014

Edition/Volume7th Ed

PublisherElsevier

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Relate knowledge to practice when caring for the at risk / deteriorating patient relevant to clinical specialty area
02. Use accurate assessment techniques and make reasonable and justified inferences for a clinical assessment
03. Interpret assessment data to identify clinical priorities for patients relevant to specialty area
04. Perform as an effective team member in a variety of situations relevant to clinical specialty area
05. Illustrate the importance of ethical standards across the care continuum

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
1 x 6-hour face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 96.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
1 day per week throughout semester time spent in the clinical setting.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 4.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
4-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2000 word written assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2

3 x 500 word equivalent on-line quizzes

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written reflection (1500 word equivalent)Students will produce two clinical reflection relating to their practice within the specialty area

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
1 x 6-hour face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 96.00 h placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
1 day per week throughout semester time spent in the clinical setting.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 4.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
4-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2000 word written assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2

3 x 500 word equivalent on-line quizzes

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written reflection (1500 word equivalent)Students will produce two clinical reflection relating to their practice within the specialty area

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4, SILO5