Leader: Dr Joy Lyneham
Gippsland Second semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2006 (OCL)
Peninsula Second semester 2006 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2006 (OCL)
Synopsis: 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 has a conceptual framework of education, advanced practice issues, clinical risk management and outcome resolution. The unit enables the student to develop proficiency in the holistic management of patients in a variety of hospital settings.
Objectives: On completion of this unit students will be expected to be able to: 1. Analyse the clinical issues supporting and complicating advanced practice in medical/ surgical nursing. 2. Plan and implement appropriate, evidence based, therapeutic nursing interventions related to the management of medical and surgical patients. 3. Plan and implement appropriate, evidence based, therapeutic nursing interventions related to the management of medical and surgical patients who also experience psychological and behavioral management dysfunction. 4. Apply effective interpersonal skills in caring for the patient, their families and members of the multi-disciplinary team. 5. Identify and analyse situational issues that support advance practice. 6. Demonstrate an understanding of the socio-cultural, legal, ethical, and age related issues associated with the nursing management of medical and surgical patients.
Assessment: Exam + Assignment + Clinical performance appraisal + Objective Structured Clinical Assessment.
Prerequisites: NUR5703 Advanced pathophysiology and health assessment