TRANSITION TO CARDIAC NURSING
Credit points: 15
In this subject, you will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required to care for patients in acute cardiac nursing contexts. This subject will cover topics such as electrocardiography, arrhythmia interpretation and management, the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of acute coronary syndromes, and acute respiratory failure. You will also be expected to complete a range of clinical competencies through this course. At the completion of this subject you will be able to make independent judgements; develop relevant nursing plans, implement and evaluate practice, and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team in the acute cardiac setting. Throughout this subject you will be provided the opportunity to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency, and effective communication skills. The subject is delivered via a blended online mode comprising of learning modules and a limited number of on-campus workshops and supported by an appropriate clinical practicum.
SchoolNursing and Midwifery
Subject Co-ordinatorSteve Nelson
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in HMN
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
Huszar's ECG and 12-lead interpretation
AuthorHuszar, R., & Wesley, K.
Pathophysiology of heart disease: a collaborative project of medical students and faculty
AuthorLilly, L. S.
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins.
ACCCNs Critical Care Nursing
AuthorAitken, L., Marshall, A. & Chaboyer, W.
Goldberger's clinical electrocardiography: a simplified approach
AuthorGoldberger, A.L., Goldberger, Z.D. & Shvilkin, A.
Coronary care manual
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Nelson
Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Three 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.
3 x 6-hours 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 3.00 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.
3-hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules
|2500-word equivalent case presentation, using specified media Contains two parts: Part A: Oral Case Presentation in Clinical environment 1000-word equivalent Part B: Written Case Presentation 1500 words (Part B will include a pre-submission component early in the semester to facilitate early formative feedback)||N/A||N/A||No||60||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
|1.5-hour examination (1500-word equivalent) Hurdle Requirement. Students must achieve a pass mark for this assessment in order to pass the subject as it will assess their knowledge regarding professional practice in their specialty area||N/A||N/A||Yes||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5|
|Clinical appraisal (1000-word equivalent) Hurdle requirement: students must achieve a pass mark for this appraisal in order to pass the subject as their professional practice will be assessed in the clinical environment.||N/A||N/A||Yes||null||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|