This unit builds on knowledge and skills gained from Contemporary Nursing A & B, Nursing and Mental Health A & B, and Professional Experience Placement 2 & 3. Students will investigate the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics that inform evidence-based nursing care and management. The healthcare requirements of culturally diverse communities with acute and chronic illnesses with complex healthcare needs are addressed. The elements of holistic problem-solving using higher order critical thinking skills and reflection in decision-making processes to provide person-centred care across the lifespan will be integrated.
Digital health, comprehensive health assessment and care planning to assess and deliver appropriate nursing care through effective teamwork, collaboration and clinical handover will be explored.
The students will integrate patient scenarios in the clinical nursing labs and simulations to demonstrate professionalism and their ability to link theory to evidence-based practice for recognising, and responding to, a clinically deteriorating patient. Through the development of professional attributes, values, ongoing self- assessment, self-determination, and preparedness for self-directed and life-long learning, the student will be work ready for their clinical practice.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. In the first assessment students will perform medication calculations for case studies. In the second assessment task students will work together in a group in relation to a case study and then present this information followed by an individual written piece. In the third assessment task students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in an OSCA.
Students are strongly encouraged to have access to the following texts. Farrell, M. (2017). Smeltzer & Bare's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing Vol 1. (4th ed.) . Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Tollefson, J. & Hillman, E. (2021). Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nurses. (8th ed.). Cengage
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):