Course Title: Practise in the paediatric nursing environment

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Practise in the paediatric 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 unit addresses the principles of paediatric nursing care, building upon existing skills to enable the Enrolled/Division 2 nurse to provide holistic nursing care to a group of paediatric clients

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:

HLTEN614B Practise in the paediatric nursing environment

Elements:

1. Work as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team for the client in the paediatric environment

2. Address the special health requirements of the paediatric client

3. Contribute to the plan of care for the paediatric client

4. Perform clinical nursing actions appropriate to the care of the paediatric client

5. Assist in evaluating outcomes of planned nursing actions for the paediatric client


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:


• Childhood perceptions of health status
• Cognitive and psychosocial development from birth to adolescence
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Cultural and spiritual beliefs and practices
• Culturally appropriate health promotion activities for children of all backgrounds
• Factors influencing growth and development
• Factors influencing self esteem
• Legal standards for practice
• Medical terminology
• Occupational health and safety legislation
• Organisation policy and procedure
• Parent and child interactions
• Participating as a member of the health care team
• Principles of growth and development
• Principles of health assessment
• Reflective practice
• Specialised in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of the paediatric client
• Specialised knowledge of clinical manifestations of paediatric clients conditions
 

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 clinical nursing skills, including:
• Facilitation of activities of daily living
• Fundamental nursing interventions
 


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 received