6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2018
The advance practice general nurse requires a diverse knowledge and skill base to appropriately and effectively assess and manage clients/patients in a hospital environment. This unit will enable students to develop proficiency in the holistic management of patients with cardiac, respiratory and renal dysfunction, and shock. The unit also encompasses the development of skills which will enable the student to provide support for patients' families and significant others in the hospital environment.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Locate and critically appraise data to support advanced medical/surgical nursing practice.
- Synthesise information in order to plan and implement appropriate, evidence-based, person-centred therapeutic interventions for medical and surgical patients experiencing cardiovascular, respiratory and renal dysfunction, and shock.
- Synthesise information in order to plan and implement appropriate, evidence-based, person-centred therapeutic interventions for medical and surgical patients who experience psychological and behavioural management dysfunction.
- Plan and implement therapeutic interventions which are age specific and culturally relevant.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in caring for patients and their families and working with members of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Identify the needs of the patient's family and significant others and plan appropriate nursing interventions to address these needs.
Students must be employed in an approved medical or surgical unit for a minimum of 3 days per week.
- Clinical assessment tool (Pass / Fail)
- Examination (40%) (Hurdle)
- Case presentation - complex patient discharge management (3,000 words) (30%)
- Written assignment (3,000 words) (30%)
Students must achieve a pass in the final examination and Clinical assessment to achieve a pass in the unit.
12 hours per week including self-directed learning.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Nursing and midwifery