Course Title: Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5327C

City Campus

TAFE

155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2015,
Term1 2016

NURS5327C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017

NURS5328C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2013,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016

NURS5328C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837

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



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of Enrolled/Division 2 nurses to administer and monitor intravenous medications and their effectiveness for clients within the nursing context.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

• HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes in the health industry
• HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
• HLTAP501B Analyse health information
• HLTEN505C Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
• HLTEN507C Administer and monitor medication in the work environment
 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN519C Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment

Elements:

1. Minimise risk to the safe administration of intravenous medication

2. Prepare intravenous medications for administration to client

3. Administer intravenous medications within legal parameters

4. Monitor client response to administered intravenous medication


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students should be able to:


• Minimise risk to the safe administration of intravenous medication
• Prepare intravenous medications for administration to client
• Administer intravenous medications within legal parameters
• Monitor client response to administered intravenous medication
 


Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge will be assessed utilising the following assessment methods

  1. Calculations hurdles
  2. Theoretical written exam 
  3. Practical assessment
  4. Clinical placement

  Assessments 1 - 3 must be deemed Satisfactory prior to attending clinical placement