TRANSITION TO CARDIAC NURSING

NSM4TCN

2020

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 oflearning modules and a limited number of on-campus workshops and supported by an appropriate clinical practicum.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteve Nelson

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
ReadingsCoronary care manual (2nd ed.)PrescribedThompson, P.L. (Ed.). (2011).Elsevier
ReadingsACCCN#s Critical Care Nursing (3rd ed)PrescribedAitken, L., Marshall, A. & Chaboyer, W. (2016)Elsevier
ReadingsHuszar's ECG and 12-lead interpretation (5th ed.)PrescribedHuszar, R., & Wesley, K. (2017).Elsevier
ReadingsGoldberger's clinical electrocardiography: a simplified approach (9th ed.)PrescribedGoldberger, A.L., Goldberger, Z.D. & Shvilkin, A., 2017.Elsevier
ReadingsPathophysiology of heart disease: a collaborative project of medical students and faculty (6th ed.).RecommendedLilly, L. S. (Ed.). (2015)Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Link theoretical concepts to clinical practice regarding pathophysiology of common conditions relevant to speciality area

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

02. Accurately interpret diagnostic assessment data relevant to specialty area to inform nursing practice

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

03. Apply specialty knowledge, skills and/or equipment/technology to well defined situations in specialty area

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

04. Develop a plan of care and employ appropriate nursing interventions based on identified clinical priorities relevant to specialty area

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

05. Evaluate and monitor patient's response to treatment and revises plan of care accordingly

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-ordinatorSteve Nelson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 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.
"3 x 6-hours face-to face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.0 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.
"3-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*
2500-word equivalent case presentation, using specified mediaContains 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) 60 02, 03, 04, 05
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 area40 01, 02, 04, 05
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. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05