Course Title: Deliver nursing care to acute care clients

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: NURS5136C

Course Title: Deliver nursing care to acute care clients

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

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

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

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

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

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in formal lectures
Participate in simulations of acute care
Perform elements of competence as designated for this learning segment to the required standard during clinical placement

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1 & 2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Tamparo, C and Lewis, M. 2005 Diseases of the human body. FA Davis Company: Philadelphia


Brown, D and Edwards, H. 2008 Lewis’s medical surgical nursing. Elsevier: Sydney
Crisp, J and Taylor, C. 2009. Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing. 2nd Ed Elsevier: Sydney

Other Resources

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

Assessment Tasks

Observation in the workplace with questioning to address appropriate application of knowledge.
Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.

Assessment Matrix

A case study will be issued at the commencement of the course, which will be required to be completed by the end of the course.
This will constitute 100% of the total marks required.
Observation and assessment of clinical competencies will be ongoing during clinical placements.
To achieve competency assignment must be completed by due date and related clinical competencies achieved.

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