Course Title: Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: NURS5277C

Course Title: Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4932

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bianca Rohlje

+61 3 9925 4809

bianca.rohlje@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 45

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

NIL PRE REQUISITES OR CO REQUISITES

This unit of competency is clustered with HLTEN504C Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care (NURS5321C/5322C)

Course Description

Enrolled/Division 2 nurses apply contemporary wound management principles to the care of clients with varying types of wounds. 

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN506B Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

Element:

1. Undertake wound assessment

Performance Criteria:

1.1       Demonstrate understanding of common ways disease is spread and infection is developed throughout wound assessment and care

1.2       Seek client cooperation and consent

1.3       Maintain client privacy and dignity

1.4       Utilise strategies to minimise cross-infection during assessment and implementation

1.5       Record data in line with organisation protocols, guidelines and procedures

1.6  Observe orders relating to non-disturbance of dressings

Element:

2. Assess the impact of a wound on a client and/or their family

Performance Criteria:

2.1       Assist in performing a holistic client assessment

2.2       Apply an understanding of the physiological and biochemical processes associated with normal wound healing when assessing a wound

2.3       Consider factors which impact on wound healing and the psychosocial impact of a wound on the client's activities of daily living

2.4       Take into account the common problems and complications of wounds when assessing a wound

2.5       Correctly use health terminology associated with wound care

2.6  Discuss the modes of transmission of infection and the development of infection with the client, family or significant other

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

3.1       Take into account primary health care principles and holistic approach when planning care

3.2       Use contemporary assessment tools accurately

3.3       Access a database of wound care representatives to assist in wound care decision making

3.4       Use an evidence-based problem solving approach to contribute to the analysis and planning of appropriate wound care management strategies

3.5       Contribute to development of an individual wound management plan for the client in consultation/collaboration with the client and the health care team, including a registered nurse

3.6       Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the members of the wound care health team in planning wound care

3.7       Discuss preventative wound care strategies with the client and/or family

3.8       Identify client comfort needs (eg. pain relief) before undertaking wound care

3.9  Consult with the registered nurse regarding analgesic administration within an optimal time frame of procedure if required

Element:

4. Undertake clinical nursing care to implement wound care strategies

Performance Criteria:

4.1       Apply an understanding of contemporary wound management strategies

4.2       Educate the client and/or family on wound management strategies in consultation/ collaboration with a registered nurse

4.3       Maintain client privacy and dignity throughout all aspects of the procedure

4.4       Implement wound care strategies taking into account legislation and organisation policies and procedures

4.5       Practise standard precautions in wound management to minimise the risk of infection to the client

4.6       In consultation/collaboration with the health care team, utilise wound management products and techniques appropriate to the identified phase of wound healing and collect all resources required for the procedure

4.7       Follow aseptic technique for clean surgical wound and use clean techniques where appropriate

4.8       Remove sutures, clips and drains as directed by a registered nurse

4.9       Collect specimens required for microbiology/ cytology as per organisation protocol

4.10     Dispose of all articles appropriately following the procedure, disposing of hazardous waste appropriately in line with organisation policies and procedures

4.11Complete documentation and make the client comfortable

Element:

5. Assist in evaluating the outcomes of nursing actions

Performance Criteria:

5.1       Monitor the client's response and progress towards planned wound management goals

5.2       Ensure client is involved in the evaluation process

5.3       Assist in assessing the effectiveness of wound management strategies

5.4       Assist in assessing the effectiveness of wound products

5.5       Modify wound management strategies, procedures and goals for the individual client in consultation/ collaboration with registered nurse

5.6       Work within a cost effective framework

5.7       Evaluate, document and communicate outcomes to the appropriate members of the health care team

5.8       Document progress of wound healing and wound care strategy outcomes using contemporary wound management terminology

5.9  Identify and plan health education and promotion strategies in consultation/collaboration with the registered nurse

Element:

6.Apply contemporary wound management strategies to complex or challenging wounds

Performance Criteria:

6.1       Apply an understanding of the complexity of wounds encountered in the clinical environment and pathological processes of wound healing for complex or challenging wounds

6.2       Assist to assess the client with a complex or challenging wound within a holistic framework, in consultation/collaboration with the health care team

6.3       Create and review individualised plans of care for the client with a complex or challenging wound, in consultation/collaboration with the registered nurse

6.4       Implement appropriate contemporary wound management strategies to manage complex or challenging wounds

6.5       Assist to evaluate the effectiveness of the planned care for the client with complex or challenging wounds in consultation/collaboration with the registered nurse

6.6       Participate in a collaborative approach to wound management with members of the health care team

6.7  Identify the common problems and complications of complex and challenging wounds


Learning Outcomes


The learning outcomes are as follows:

  1. Undertake wound assessment
  2. Assess the impact of a wound on a client and/or their family
  3. Contribute to planning appropriate care for the client with a wound
  4. Undertake clinical nursing care to implement wound care strategies
  5. Assist in evaluating the impact of nursing actions
  6. Apply contemporary wound management strategies to complex or challenging wounds


Details of Learning Activities

 

Learning activities include:

  • Classroom Teacher delivery
  • Group work
  • Self directed learning
  • Research
  • Practical sessions
  • Clinical placement


Teaching Schedule

 

LESSONTOPIC
1Chain of infection
2Wound assessment
3Chronic wounds
4Acute wounds
5Complex wounds
6Management of wounds

 

This unit is taught in conjunction with HLTEN504C Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 

 

The assessment resources for this unit is the recommended text:

Brown, D. and Edwards, H., (Ed) (2014) Lewis’s medical surgical nursing; assessment and management of clinical problems (4th ed.) Elsevier Australia.

 

Kozier, B,and Erbs, G., (2014) Fundamentals of Nursing (3rd ed.) Pearson, Australia. (Volumes 1 - 3)

 

Marieb, E.N., (2014) Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (11th ed.) Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco

Tollefson, J., (2014) Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing students (5th ed.) South Melbourne: Cengage Learning. 

Blackboard videos


Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge for this unit of competency may be assessed via the following methods:

  • Written assessment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Clinical Placement


Assessment Tasks

 

This unit is part of an integrated program.
You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this unit are as follows:

1. Workbook

2. Practical skills assessment

3. Clinical placement

Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within two (2) working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.


If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator one (1) working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to seven (7) days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visitwww.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
OR:
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within two (2) working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than seven (7) days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.

You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab”http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/ . All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.

Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found athttp://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities  
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment

Credit transfer and RPL
 

Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy (unresolved)
 


Assessment Matrix

 

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency and with the performance evidence, knowledge evidence and assessment conditions for each unit.

The Assessment Matrix is available on Blackboard.

 

Other Information

 

The assessment resources for this unit is the recommended text:

Brown, D. and Edwards, H., (Ed) (2014) Lewis’s medical surgical nursing; assessment and management of clinical problems (4th ed.) Elsevier Australia.

 

Kozier, B,and Erbs, G., (2014) Fundamentals of Nursing (3rd ed.) Pearson, Australia. (Volumes 1 - 3)

 

Marieb, E.N., (2014) Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (11th ed.) Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco

Tollefson, J., (2014) Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing students (5th ed.) South Melbourne: Cengage Learning. 

Each assessment will be marked as either Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory.

In order to be assessed as Competent for this unit you must achieve a Satisfactory result for each assessment task.

The student is expected to attend classes, Lab sessions and Clinical Placement where applicable.

Resubmission or Reassessment of an Assessment Task:

There are no resubmissions of assessments which are Not Satisfactory. However individual consideration may be given in consultation with the Teacher and the Program Coordinator.

Reassessment of students who have attempted to undertake a practical assessment in the Clinical Lab (resulted as Not Satisfactory), and have attended all Lab sessions will be given one (1) further opportunity to demonstrate a Satisfactory result.

 

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