TRANSITION TO CARDIAC NURSING

NSM4TCN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteve Nelson

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 Must be admitted in 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

Huszar's ECG and 12-lead interpretation

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHuszar, R., & Wesley, K.

Year2017

Edition/Volume5th ed

PublisherElsevier

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Pathophysiology of heart disease: a collaborative project of medical students and faculty

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLilly, L. S.

Year2015

Edition/Volume6th ed

PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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ACCCNs Critical Care Nursing

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2016

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherElsevier

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Goldberger's clinical electrocardiography: a simplified approach

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGoldberger, A.L., Goldberger, Z.D. & Shvilkin, A.

Year2017

Edition/Volume9th ed

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Coronary care manual

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorThompson, P.L.

Year2011

Edition/Volume2nd 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. Link theoretical concepts to clinical practice regarding pathophysiology of common conditions relevant to speciality area
02. Accurately interpret diagnostic assessment data relevant to specialty area to inform nursing practice
03. Apply specialty knowledge, skills and/or equipment/technology to well defined situations in specialty area
04. Develop a plan of care and employ appropriate nursing interventions based on identified clinical priorities relevant to specialty area
05. Evaluate and monitor patient's response to treatment and revises plan of care accordingly

Subject options

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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-ordinatorSteve Nelson

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
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/AN/AN/ANo60 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 areaN/AN/AN/AYes40 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/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5