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NUR5924

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Coordinator(s)

Mr Simon Edgecombe

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Flexible)

Peninsula

  • Second semester 2016 (Flexible)

Synopsis

The advanced critical care nurse requires a diverse knowledge and skill base to appropriately and effectively assess manage and evaluate patient care in the critical care environment. This advanced critical care unit focuses on enabling the student to develop proficiency in the management of critically ill patients with neurological, endocrine and hepatic illness, surgical and interventional procedures, trauma and special population groups. Advanced mechanical ventilation and advanced cardiac care will be also evaluated. The student will develop skills to provide an advanced level of care to critical care patients and their significant others and family members across age, socio-cultural and economic groups.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Plan, implement and evaluate the appropriate, age specific, culturally relevant, evidence based, therapeutic interventions related to the management of critically ill patients with neurological, endocrine and hepatic illness, surgical and interventional procedures, trauma and special population groups
  2. Demonstrate the competent implementation of related advanced, technologically based, critical care nursing skills
  3. Discuss and implement appropriate, evidence based, therapeutic interventions related to the management of clients/patients requiring advanced and complex interventions in the critical care environment
  4. Critically evaluate the socio-cultural, legal and ethical issues related to the nursing management of the critically ill patient
  5. Critically examine the nursing research and literature related to the care of patients with neurological, endocrine and hepatic illness, surgical and interventional procedures, trauma and special population groups
  6. Demonstrate and discuss the application of effective interpersonal skills in the management of patients, families, and significant others who are experiencing grief, loss, or what they perceive to be a crisis situation.

Fieldwork

Students must be working a minimum of 3 days/week in a critical care unit.

Assessment

Written assignment (40%)
Exam (Hurdle) (60%)
Clinical hurdles (Pass / Fail)
Clinical performance appraisal (Pass / Fail)

Students must achieve a pass in the final examination, Clinical performance appraisal and Clinical hurdles to achieve a pass in the unit.

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including self-directed learning.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Nursing, Nursing and midwifery

Prerequisites

Co-requisites