Course Title: Practise in first line emergency nursing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5313 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Title: Practise in first line emergency nursing

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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.

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Course Contact: Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

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Course Description

This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required by the Enrolled/Division 2 nurse to perform nursing interventions to assist clients requiring emergency health care

The knowledge and skills described in this competency unit are to be applied within jurisdictional nursing and midwifery regulatory authority legislative requirements

Enrolled/Division 2 nursing work is to be carried out in consultation/collaboration with registered nurses and under direct or indirect supervisory arrangements in line with jurisdictional regulatory requirements

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN620B Practise in first line emergency nursing


1. Work as part of the emergency care team

2. Assist the registered nurse in the provision of emergency care

3. Contribute to the quality and safety of emergency nursing care in consultation/collaboration with the registered nurse

Learning Outcomes

It is critical that the student demonstrate the ability to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role
This includes the ability to:

• Apply clinical nursing skills including:
• basic nursing interventions
• chest pain assessment
• physical assessment skills including neurological function
• specimen collection
• Admission and transfer to acute care facilities
• Apply professional standards of practice:
• ANMC code of conduct

Overview of Assessment

This unit is not part of the Diploma of Nursing (Division 2 - Enrolled nurse) program but can be delivered as a short course if significant interest is received