EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE

VET3ECC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will undertake a work integrated learning (WIL) placement to learn and apply the knowledge and skills required to manage the veterinary nursing emergency and critical care (ECC) area of a veterinary clinic or emergency referral centre. Using an evidence-based approach, you will learn how to triage, prioritise and manage the nursing care of emergency and critical care veterinary patients. In doing so, you will learn how to integrate knowledge of the pathophysiology of a range of critical care and emergency veterinary conditions, with each animal's specific history and nursing care needs. You will learn how to monitor complex and seriously ill emergency and critical care patients, interpret the data obtained and take appropriate actions based on the results. Finally students will learn how to work as an effective member of a veterinary ECC team, including how to lead such a team when required.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBVN and have passed VET2IAN and VET2VNB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Veterinary Technicians Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNorkus, C.

Year2018

Edition/Volume2nd edn

PublisherWiley-Blackwell

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Source locationN/A

Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBurkitt-Creedon, J. and Davis, H.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley-Blackwell

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required45 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsWIL Placement. Roster-dependent. During COVID - virtual WBL placements are being used to assist students to achieve ILOs safely where required.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Appraise the pathophysiology and treatment of a range of emergency and critical care veterinary patients
02. Select appropriate diagnostic and monitoring techniques and interpret data produced for emergency and critical care veterinary patients
03. Evaluate and prioritise veterinary patients for treatment based on their presenting clinical signs and symptoms.
04. Plan, implement and review the nursing care of a range of small animal emergency and critical care conditions
05. Manage and direct a veterinary team using clear, concise and accurate communication at a level appropriate for each team member

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Six 7.50 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.
WIL Placement. Roster-dependent.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Delivered as reading material, quizzes, video clips.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 5.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Fortnightly workshops on campus

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Unstructured reflective journal (850 essay words equivalent)Students to reflect on WIL experience in emergency cases.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1.5 hour Final examination (1500 word essay)Held during examination period

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

1 x 1200 Word case study emergency care plan with 5 min oral presentation (1700 words total.Part A - Critically evaluate the care given to an emergency or critical care patient, and provide evidence based recommendations for improvements - 30% (1200 word essay) Part B - Oral presentation on the Case Study and their Evaluation of it -10%, 5 minutes (500 word essay)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

8 minute Leadership role-play scenarios (400 essay words equivalent/ student)Student role play - Individual assessment, but team assists with the simulation. The student is required to coordinate a team in an emergency simulation. Tutor assesses the student's leadership skills and knowledge based on their actions and responses to questions.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5