Course Title: Practise in the rehabilitation nursing environment

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Practise in the rehabilitation nursing environment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Course Contact Email: carylin.lenehan@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required by Enrolled/Division 2 Nurses to perform nursing interventions to assist the person requiring rehabilitation to regain optimal function and lifestyle

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

NIL PRE REQUISITES OR CO REQUISITES



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN602B Practise in the rehabilitation nursing environment

Elements:

1. Work as part of the multidisciplinary health care team for the client requiring rehabilitation

2. Clarify the impact of client's rehabilitation on the client and/or their family

3. Contribute to planning appropriate care for the client with a dysfunction

4. Implement care plan for the client with a dysfunction

5. Assist to evaluate the outcomes of planned nursing acations for the client with a dysfunction


Learning Outcomes

The student must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required 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 knowledge of:


• Admission and discharge process
• Age specific requirements
• Age specific requirements eg older adult, young adult, paediatric client
• Anatomy and physiology
• Client rights and responsibilities
• Community and In hospital Services available for clients requiring rehabilitation
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Diagnostic tests and their meanings
• Emergency and first aid management of complications of condition/injury
• Emergency and first aid management of condition/injuries
• Health - illness continuum
• Legal and ethical issues related to practice
• Legal and ethical issues related to practice
• Medical terminology
• Occupational health and safety legislation
• Organisation policy and procedure
• Participating as a member of the health care team
• Participating as a member of the health care team
• Performance of activities of daily living
• Phases of care for clients requiring rehabilitation
• Philosophy underpinning rehabilitative management
• Principles of health assessment
• Reflective practice
• Reflective practice
• Specialised in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of conditions requiring rehabilitation
• Specialised knowledge of clinical manifestation of conditions requiring rehabilitation
 

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 to address:
• acute care and intensive care needs of client requiring rehabilitation
• pain management needs
• pressure area care needs
• rehabilitative care needs of client
• Apply professional standards of practice:
• ANMC code of conduct
• ANMC code of ethics
• ANMC national Enrolled/Division 2 nurse competency standards
• state/territory Nurse Regulatory Nurses Act
• state/territory Nursing and Midwifery Regulatory Authority standards of practice
• scope of nursing practice decision making framework
• Apply principles of documentation to document planned nursing interventions
• Apply principles of rehabilitation
• Ensure maintenance of skin integrity
• Maintain effective symptom management
• Maintain evidence based practice in line with current literature and work of professional bodies associated with medical condition
• Manage administration of medications as per jurisdictional and legal requirements
• Recognise and address appropriately religious and cultural needs of client and significant others
• Recognise and address needs of client and significant others in relation to grief and loss
• Undertake health teaching to address specific needs of client and significant others
• Use communication skills for:
• counselling
• interviewing


Overview of Assessment

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