Course Title: Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: NURS5283C

Course Title: Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions

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 4837

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: 60

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

Course Description

This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care and management of consumers with mental illness

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN510B Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions

Element:

1. Address requirements of the state/territory Mental Health Act

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Explain the concept of mental illness as defined in the Mental Health Act
1.2 Identify and apply the key features of the Mental Health Act
1.3 Apply an understanding of the history, social, political and economic context of mental health in Australia
1.4 Support the rights of the consumer with mental health issues
1.5 Apply an understanding of national and state/ territory mental health policies and strategies
1.6 Work in a manner that reflects an understanding of the underpinning values and philosophies of mental health care and is consistent with legal obligations
 

Element:

2. Respond appropriately to signs of mental illness

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify conditions relating to the mental state and behaviour of consumers using broad classifications of mental illness and terms commonly associated with mental health issues
2.2 Recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders and respond within the role of an Enrolled/Division 2 nurse
2.3 Recognise biopsychosocial effects of mental health disorders
2.4 Recognise stereotyping and stigma associated with mental illness and practice in a manner which minimises the effects of negative behaviours and discrimination
2.5 Recognise the impact of stigma and discrimination on consumers with mental health issues, and reflect on own attitudes and values
2.6 Apply feedback from consumers and carers in adjusting own practice
 

Element:

3. Contribute to planning care for consumers with mental health issues

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Participate as a member of the health care team in the management of consumers with mental health issues within the role of Enrolled/Division 2 nurse
3.2 Gather, record and document data according to health care environment policy
3.3 Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and liaise with and utilise appropriate resources and service providers, ensuring relevant approaches are used to address individual and group needs
3.4 Observe signs and symptoms of changing behaviours and attend to biopsychosocial needs in performing nursing interventions
3.5 Participate as a member of the health care team to plan the management of consumers with mental health issues within the role of Enrolled/Division 2 nurse
3.6 Apply a community development approach where appropriate within the Enrolled/Division 2 nurse scope of practice to maximise outcomes for individuals and groups
3.7 Under supervision of a registered nurse, undertake client assessments using recognised assessment processes
3.8 Demonstrate understanding of the consumer's right to contribute to their own care planning
3.9 Where appropriate, and where the consumer has given permission, support the participation of carers in treatment planning
 

Element:

4. Contribute to the care of a consumer with a mental health disorder

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Implement nursing interventions of a mental health consumer
4.2 Plan, prioritise and implement nursing interventions for a mental health consumer based on the individual care plan in conjunction with multidisciplinary team and with the consumer and, where relevant, the carer
4.3 Reflect the individuality and needs of each consumer when undertaking nursing interventions to assist the consumer to meet their holistic needs
4.4 Document behaviour patterns or characteristics in the client's care plan
4.5 Work in a manner that aims to provide respect and dignity to consumers
4.6 Assist the consumer and significant others to participate in therapeutic nursing interventions
4.7 Perform nursing interventions in accordance with professional, legal and organisation requirements reflecting non-discriminatory practice
4.8 Check consumer understanding of the use and effects of medications used to manage mental health disorders, including specific adverse effects
4.9 Identify and explain to consumer methods of drug administration
4.10 Recognise emergency situations, act upon, document and report according to organisation policy and procedures
4.11 Establish a therapeutic environment within the scope of Enrolled/Division 2 nurse practice
4.12 Provide advice and information to groups and individuals as required to ensure they are fully informed about relevant issues and opportunities within a community development approach
 

Element:

5. Assist evaluation of outcomes of planned nursing actions

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Document consumer response to nursing interventions and report to the registered nurse or other appropriate mental health care team member
5.2 Comply with the legal responsibilities and duty of care in all nursing interventions
5.3 Apply ethical and moral concepts to all clinical interventions
5.4 Ensure work practices reflect understanding of the interrelationships of the needs and rights of the individual, the family, the community and society
 

Element:

6. Provide and maintain a safe working environment

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Identify triggers of problem behaviours and within the scope of Enrolled/Division 2 nursing practice, initiate prevention strategies
6.2 Implement de-escalation techniques and negotiation skills as required
6.3 Maintain safety of self and others
 


Learning Outcomes


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

  • Address requirements of the state/territory Mental Health Act
  • Respond appropriately to signs of mental illness
  • Contribute to planning care for consumers with mental health issues
  • Contribute to the care of a consumer with a mental health disorder
  • Assist in evaluation of outcomes of planned nursing actions
  • Provide and maintain a safe working environment


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include:

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


Teaching Schedule

LESSONTOPIC
1Introduction to mental health
2Understanding the Mental Health Act
3Understanding mental illness - part 1
4Understanding mental illness - part 2
5Understanding mental illness - part 3
6Mental Health Assessment
7Risk assessment
8Management of mental health disorders
9Psychopharmacology


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Elder, R. Evans, K., Nizette, D (2012). Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (3rd ed.). Sydney, Elsevier Mosby.


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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

  • Written assessment 
  • Clinical Placement


Assessment Tasks

Overview of 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.Case study

2. Care plan

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 visit www.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 at http://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

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

In order to be assessed a 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:

Resubmission of any assessment task will be at the discretion of 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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