This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement nursing care as outlined in a person's plan of care, evaluate outcomes of care provided, record and report progress, and respond to an emergency situation. This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - undertaken work in in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia professional standards of practice, codes and guidelines; - implemented and monitored at least 2 different nursing care plans in the workplace; - evaluated at least 1 nursing care plan in the workplace or in a simulated environment, and; - used emergency codes and performed basic life support in a simulated environment on an adult, child and infant manikin according to organisation policy and procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - activities of daily living; - factors that promote and impede comfort, sleep and rest; - purpose of hygiene and grooming; - actual and potential nursing care; - basic life support; - risk identification related to episodic care; - risk prevention strategies, and; - recording and reporting requirements for comprehensive clinical handovers and case meetings.

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As part of a course

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