CRITICAL NURSING ESSENTIALS

NSM4CNE

2020

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.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HMN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsACCCN's Critical Care Nursing (3rd Edition)PrescribedAitken, L., Marshall, A. & Chaboyer, W. (2016)Elsevier
ReadingsPathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children (7th Ed).PrescribedMcCance, K., Huether, S., Brashers, L. & Rote, N. (2014)Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Relate knowledge to practice when caring for the at risk / deteriorating patient relevant to clinical specialty area

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

02. Use accurate assessment techniques and make reasonable and justified inferences for a clinical assessment

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

03. Interpret assessment data to identify clinical priorities for patients relevant to specialty area

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

04. Perform as an effective team member in a variety of situations relevant to clinical specialty area

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

05. Illustrate the importance of ethical standards across the care continuum

Activities:
Online activity; Clinical practicum in specialty setting, Lecture/Workshop

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 6.0 hours 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."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 4.0 hours 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"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 96.0 hours 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."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word written assessment40 01, 02
3 x 500 word equivalent on-line quizzes30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written reflection (1500 word equivalent) Students will produce two clinical reflection relating to their practice within the specialty area30 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 x 6-hour face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"4-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 96.0 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.
"1 day per week throughout semester time spent in the clinical setting."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word written assessment40 01, 02
3 x 500 word equivalent on-line quizzes30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written reflection (1500 word equivalent) Students will produce two clinical reflection relating to their practice within the specialty area30 04, 05