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Acute care clinical skills ( 6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Ms Virginia Plummer

Gippsland First semester 2006 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2006 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: The development of clinical practice in nursing care commonly delivered in acute care settings at a generalist nurse level. The unit will enable students to safely practise clinical skills, from pre-admission to post-discharge of patients in a simulated laboratory environment and in a supervised health-care environment. Students develop confidence and proficiency with clinical nursing skills through a clinical placement at an appropriate hospital/daycare venue.

Objectives: On completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to: 1. identify appropriate nursing interventions based on nursing principles informed from literature reviews of valid scientific research (including mental health); 2. demonstrate competent utilisation of technology and therapeutics employed in patient care delivery; 3. plan, implement and evaluate nursing actions and outcomes for selected patients from pre-admission to post-discharge; 4. maintain a physical and psychosocial environment which promotes safety, security and optimal health in a simulated practice environment; and 5. demonstrate documentation skills which effectively communicate with other members of the health-care team.

Assessment: Classroom presentation: 25% + Assignment: 25% + Practical examination (OSCE): 50%

Contact Hours: Mandatory clinical practicum - 4 weeks acute care and 2 weeks mental health