Course Title: Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: NURS5287C
Course Title: Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science
Campus: Bundoora Campus
Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
Course Contact: Jaye Keating
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4845
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 50
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 describes the skills and knowledge required in contributing to the care of the client with a chronic illness by performing nursing interventions that support the client’s needs and assist in maintaining an optimal lifestyle
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 nursesand under direct or indirect supervisory arrangements in line with jurisdictional regulatory requirements
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
HLTEN513B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
1. Identify the impact of chronic health problems on the client and their family
1.1 Clarify the clinical manifestations of chronic health problems on body systems
1.2 Clarify the physical and/or psychological impacts of a chronic health problem on activities of daily living through discussion with the client and/or family (with client consent)
1.3 Confirm the client's understanding of their underlying/presenting condition
1.4 Identify actual and potential health issues of a client presenting with a chronic health problem through discussion of information gained from a preliminary health assessment with the appropriate members of the health care team
1.5 Use a problem solving approach to assess the impact of chronic disease processes on the client and/or their family and the achievement of activities of daily living
1.6 Discuss available resources and support services with client/s and significant others where appropriate with the consent of the client
2. Contribute to planning care for the client with a chronic health problem in a variety of health care settings
2.1 Gather and record admission data for the client with a chronic health problem, for inclusion in a care plan according to organisation policy
2.2 Gather and record ongoing clinical data for inclusion in the client's care plan in line with organisation policy
2.3 Contribute information and data on the activities of daily living for the client with chronic health problem for inclusion in discharge plans
2.4 Implement client discharge procedures in line with organisation policy and procedures
2.5 Accurately gather, document and report changes in client condition to the appropriate health care team members
2.6 Contribute to planning the nursing care of a client requiring extended care, including restorative/ rehabilitation care
2.7 Identify community based care services for a client with a need for restorative/rehabilitation care
2.8 Contribute to planning the nursing care of a client with cancer and/or a life-limiting illness
2.9 Advocate for clients in health and/or community settings
3. Perform nursing interventions to support health care of clients with chronic health problems
3.1 Identify and prioritise nursing interventions according to client needs as documented in predetermined care plan
3.2 Base nursing interventions on client needs and individuality and perform with respect for client's dignity and privacy
3.3 Reflect consideration of cultural and religious issues in the performance of nursing interventions
3.4 Encourage the client and/or their family to assist in the performance of nursing interventions as able
3.5 Consider physical, psychological and social needs in the performance of nursing interventions
3.6 Carry out nursing interventions in accordance within professional, legal, ethical and organisation requirements
3.7 Assist the client to meet their activities of daily living
3.8 Address gender and age issues in the performance of nursing interventions
3.9 Recognise emergency situations and respond according to organisation policy and procedures and within legal and professional requirements
3.10 Reflect on pre and post procedure care in nursing interventions and improve practices appropriately
3.11 Contribute to and support health-teaching plans for the client with a chronic health problem
4,. Contribute to an emergency response
4.1 Confirm the roles and responsibilities of members of the emergency response team
4.2 Prepare and/or check the equipment on the emergency trolley
4.3 Access in response to request from emergency response team, drugs commonly used during emergency resuscitation (including drugs for anaphylaxis)
4.4 Participate in performing emergency resuscitation techniques
5.. Assist in evaluating the outcomes of planned nursing actions
5.1 Report client response to nursing interventions to the registered nurse or other appropriate health care colleague
5.2 Document client response to nursing interventions according to organisation policy and legal and professional requirements
At the end of this course the students should be able to:
• Demonstrate a sound & competent understanding of chronic illnesses within the acute & community environment
• Display an safe & competent clinical ability
• Identify and practice within the division 2 competency standards
• Discuss the professional, ethical and legal aspects surrounding caring from a patient with a chronic illness
• Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge base of chronic illnesses
Details of Learning Activities
- Classroom Teacher delivery
- Group work
- Self directed learning
- Practical skills laboratory sessions
Lesson 1 & 2 - Introduction, Eye, Ear and ENT
Lesson 3,4,5 & 6 - Cardiovascular System
Lesson 7,8,9 & 10 - Respiratory System
Lab sessions 1 & 2 - ECG and Oxygen Therapy
Lesson 11 & 12 - Integumentary & Endocrine Systems
Lesson 13,14,15 & 16 - Neurological/Nervous System
Lesson 17 & 18 - Perioperative care and Tropical Diseases
Lesson 19 & 20 - Sepsis & Shock
Lesson 21,22,23 & 24 - Renal & Reproductive Systems
Lab session 3 & 4 - IDC & FBC
Lesson 25 & 26 - GIT
Lesson 27 & 28 - Musculoskeletal System
Lesson 29 & 30 - Blood Dyscrasias and Blood Transfusion
Lesson 31 & 32 - Review
Lesson 33 & 34 - Review
Lab sessions 5,6 - Venepuncture
Lab sessions 7&8 - Assessment for Practical skills
This unit of competency is co-delivered with HLTEN512B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems; and HLTEN505C Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
Berman, A., Snyder, S., Kozier, B. & Erb, G., (2012). Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing: Volumes 1 & 2, (9th ed.). Pearson, Australia
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.
Overview of Assessment
Underpinning knowledge for this unit of competency will be assessed via the following methods:
- Written Assessment
- Classroom Activities
- Clinical Placement
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. Online Quizzes x 2
2. Workbook Part A & B
3. Practical skills - safe demonstration of nominated practical skills (formative assessment)
4. 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 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.
• 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)
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.
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.
This unit is delivered in conjunction with HLTEN512B & HLTEN505C
The student is expected to attend classes, Lab sessions and Clinical Placement where applicable.
Re-submission or Re-assessment of an Assessment Task:
There are no re-submissions 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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