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Nursing practice 6: Introduction to high dependency nursing (9 points)


Leader: Leone Watson (Gippsland), Bernard Hornblower (Peninsula)

Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Caring skills for seriously ill clients with complex needs. Concepts include impaired immuno-competence, altered circulation, multi-systems disorders and trauma. The focus will be on high acuity care and include other specialist areas of nursing practice such as perioperative, coronary care, acute medical surgical and emergency nursing in relation to individuals throughout the lifespan.

Assessment: Written assignment:50% + Written examination: 50% + Clinical assessment: Pass/fail + 100% attendance mandatory

Contact Hours: 6 hours a week (lectures, tutorials, labs) plus 150 hours clinical

Prerequisites: NUR2103, NUR2113, NUR2104, NUR2105, NUR2303, NUR2304, NUR2201

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