Aligned with quality and safety principles, opportunities are provided for students to explore and develop nursing knowledge and foundational skills for the provision of person-centred care, paying attention to the older person and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, other cultures and people of diversity. Key concepts to be addressed include numeracy skills, communication, and using the clinical reasoning cycle in the assessment, and management of patient functional status to promote patient safety. In addition, privacy, dignity, empowerment and promotion of patient comfort will be addressed.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. The Numeracy test (Hurdle) allows students to consolidate numeracy skills to minimise medication errors. Hand Hygiene (Hurdle) is part of clinical placement requirements and ensures competency in infection prevention. In Case study: 1A, students engage in a group activity to demonstrate knowledge of infection prevention to provide safe healthcare practices. In Case study: 1B, students will submit a written report about the given case study regarding the provision of person-centred care. In Poster presentation Part A, students will work in groups to develop a poster presentation related to a given case study. In Part b, students will complete individual written reflections based on Part A.
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):