Course Title: Apply principles of diabetic nursing care

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Apply principles of diabetic nursing care

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5303C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2016

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email: leeanne.mond@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply the principles of diabetic nursing care, building upon existing skills to enable the Enrolled/Division 2 nurse to provide holistic nursing care and maintain optimal health

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

This course is not delivered as part of the Diploma of Nursing (Division 2 - Enrolled nurse) program but can be delivered as a short course if sufficient interest - NIL PRE REQUISITES OR CO REQUISITES



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN611B Apply principles of diabetic nursing care

Elements:

1. Provide diabetes care within the context of the Australian health care environment

2. Assess the needs of clients with diabetes

3. Plan diabetes care in consultation/collaboration with the health care team

4. Perform complex nursing interventions to assist clients in achieving and maintaining optimal diabetes health

5. Evaluate the plan of care for clients with acute and/or chronic presentation diabetes


Learning Outcomes

The candidate 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:
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Cultural and spiritual beliefs and practices
• Culturally appropriate health promotion activities for clients with diabetic issues
• Factors influencing growth and development
• Factors influencing self esteem
• Issues relating to diabetes care delivery, including:
• impact of cultural diversity in models of health care in relation to effective diabetes care delivery
• political and economic issues impacting on diabetes care delivery within Australia
• client-specific diabetes issues across the lifespan relating to their individual physical, psychological, social, spiritual and economic needs
• Legislative requirements for practice
• Medical terminology relating to diabetes
• Organisation policy and procedure
• Participating as a member of the health care team
• Principles of health assessment
• Reflective practice
• Specialised in-depth knowledge in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology related to diabetes
• Specialised knowledge and execution relating to emergency care of diabetic clients
• Specialised knowledge in the clinical manifestations of diabetes
• Workplace health and safety legislation
 

It is critical that the candidate 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 relevant admission and discharge tools according to organisation policy
• Apply relevant health unit assessment tools according to organisation policy
• Apply cognitive processes to reflect problem solving and analysis in the planning implementation and evaluation of care to clients
• Apply organisation policy and procedure relating to diabetes management.
• 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
• Demonstrate accountability for personal outputs and broad client group outcomes
• Undertake nursing interventions which may include:
• administration of I/M or S/C glucagon
• administration of S/C insulin and oral hypoglycaemic agents
• assessment, observation and documentation of clinical actions relating to the nursing management of diabetes interventions and emergencies
• assistance with meeting activities of daily living
• blood glucose monitoring
• client education
• emergency medications
• fundamental nursing interventions
• interpretation of blood and urine results
• medication administration and management
• monitoring of ketone levels
• pre and post procedure care
• venepuncture
• Use language, literacy and numeracy competence required to communicate effectively with client, group, colleagues and to record or report client outcomes
• Use advanced communication skills
• Use education and teaching strategies relating to health promotion and practical task applications for diabetic conditions
• Use information technology systems


Overview of Assessment

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