Course Title: Deliver nursing care to acute care clients

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4203 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Deliver nursing care to acute care clients

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term2 2010

Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan/ Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of Enrolled/Division 2 nurses
to contribute to the care of the person with an acute health problem by performing nursing interventions
that support their health care needs and assist them to regain optimal function and lifestyle

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN415A Deliver nursing care to acute care clients


1. Identify the impact of acute health problems on the client and their family

2. Contribute to planning care for the client with acute health problems

3. Perform nursing interventions to support health care of clients with acute health problems

4. Contribute to an emergency response

5. Contribute to pre-operative nursing care of a client

6. Contribute to post-operative nursing care of a client

7. Contribute to nursing care of the client receiving a blood transfusion

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:
Observation in the workplace.
Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
Questioning: written or verbal