Course Title: Contribute to the care of mothers and babies

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Contribute to the care of mothers and babies

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

The competency unit describes the knowledge and skills required by an Enrolled/Division 2 nurse working in the area of providing care to mothers and babies in a range of settings, such as postnatal, low risk nursery, child and family health and paediatric settings

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

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 received



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN520B Contribute to the care of mothers and babies

Elements:

1. Work as part of a team caring for a mother and her baby

2. Assist in evaluating the outcomes of planned care

 


Learning Outcomes

The studentmust 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:


• Activities of daily living
• Anatomy and physiology and associated terminology related to pregnancy, birth and care of the newborn
• Availability of community resources
• Compliance with current infection control practices and guidelines
• Confidentiality and privacy
• Documentation principles
• Impact of cultural practices and beliefs in relation to birthing
• Members of health care team and their roles
• Organisation policy and procedure
• Workplace health and safety
 

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 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 documentation principles - recording and reporting, abbreviations for medical terms, types of data to be collected, data collection instruments used in health care environments
• Bathe, dress and settle a baby safely
• Prepare formulas and teach preparation to mothers
• Provide care for umbilical cord and nipples
• Use interpersonal skills including working with others, using sensitivity when dealing with people and relating to persons from differing cultural, social and religious backgrounds
• Use oral communication skills (language competence) required to fulfil job roles as specified by the organisation, including:
• interviewing techniques
• asking questions
• active listening
• asking for clarification
• Use written communication skills (literacy competence) required to fulfil job roles as specified by organisation, including:
• reading
• writing
• understanding client documentation
 


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 received