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NURS5084: Nursing the Acutely Ill Person

This unit of study complements NURS5085 Mental Health Nursing Practice and NURS5006 Illness Experience and Nursing Care, focusing on the responses of individuals and others to disruption to health. Here the emphasis is on the commonly occurring conditions which are often chronic but may exhibit acute phases. Such conditions may include asthma, cardiac disease, diabetes and renal failure. A lifespan approach will be in evidence throughout as these diseases manifest and are treated differently as they occur at different life stages. In this unit students will further develop comprehensive health assessment skills and their understanding of quality use of medicines.

Code NURS5084
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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NURS5082 and NURS5081
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate safe, efficient and effective performance of nursing interventions for comprehensive care of a variety of common, acute disruptions to health, in simulated and clinical settings. (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 7.1)
  • LO2. Understand and articulate the professional language associated with a variety of common, acute disruptions to health. (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards:1.6, 2.2, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2, 7.3)
  • LO3. Communicate effectively through verbal and non-verbal means with patients & families from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, colleagues and other healthcare professionals. (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards: 1.1, 1.6, 2.2, 2.7, 3.2, 3.4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.6, 7.3)
  • LO4. Integrate and critically apply knowledge from nursing science and evidence-based practice to enhance practice thinking relevant to the health needs of the acutely ill person across the lifespan. (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, 2.2, 2.7, 3.4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.6, 7.3)
  • LO5. Integrate and critically apply the legal principles that underpin the quality use of medicines across clinical practice settings. (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards: 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.7, 3.4, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.6, 7.3)
  • LO6. Understand the clinical governance, ethical and professional dimensions of their beginning practice to support ongoing development through learning experiences in both on or off campus clinical contexts. (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards: 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.7, 3.1, 3.4, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.3)