Course Title: Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: NURS5323C
Course Title: Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
Course Contact: Jaye Keating
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4845
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 90
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
This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:
- HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
- HLTEN507C Administer and monitor medication in the work environment
This competency unit describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to providing nursing care for clients with complex needs
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
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
HLTEN505C Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
1. Perform nursing interventions to assist client with complex needs
1.1 Perform nursing interventions based on a predetermined care plan to address identified client needs
1.2 Reflect the individuality of the client in nursing interventions
1.3 Undertake nursing interventions with respect for client's dignity
1.4 Accommodate cultural, spiritual and religious issues in the performance of nursing interventions
1.5 Encourage the client to assist in the performance of nursing interventions if able
1.6 Consider physical, emotional and psychosocial needs in the performance of nursing interventions
1.7 Perform nursing interventions according to professional, legal and health care environment requirements
1.8 Document effective and non-effective responses and report to the registered nurse or most appropriate person in line with policy
2. Advocate for clients in health and/or community settings
2.1 Support and encourage clients to exercise their rights and personal choices
2.2 Assess client's ability to advocate for self
2.3 Identify issues that uphold the rights of the client and support their reasonable expectations
2.4 Identify and address potential conflicts of interests
2.5 Develop, initiate and implement strategies to address clients in consultation/collaboration with appropriate personnel
3. Contribute to the nursing care of clients with common disorders/conditions
3.1 Provide nursing care appropriate to the management of specific disorders/conditions
3.2 Monitor the client's response/reaction to medication provided to address specific disorders/conditions
3.3 Observe, report and document client reactions and/or responses to management and medication provided
3.4 Promptly refer to the registered nurse any reactions, responses or variations to normal or expected outcomes
At the end of this unit students should be able to:
• Perform nursing interventions to assist client with complex needs
• Advocate for clients in health and community settings
• Contribute to the nursing care of clients with common disorders/conditions.
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 & Blood Transfusions.
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 HLTEN513B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems; and HLTEN512B Implement and monitor nursing care of clients with acute health problems
Berman, A., Snyder, S., Kozier, B. & Erb, G., (2012). Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing: Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (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.
https://bloodsafelearning.org.au/ - Online eLearning - Clinical Transfusion Practice
Overview of Assessment
Underpinning knowledge for this unit of competency will be assessed via the follwoing methods:
- Written Examination / Written Assessment
- Practical Assessment
- Online module completion
- Clinical Placement
Overview of Assessment Tasks
The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this unit are as follows:
1. Online Quizzes x 2
2. Workbook Parts A & B
3. Online eLearning - Clinical Transfusion practice
4. Practical skills - safe demonstration of nominated practical skills (formative assessment)
5. 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.
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.
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.
The Student must demonstrate safe and satisfactory practise in all Practical skills, if unsafe the student is to reflect on their own practice and will be directed to the Course and Program Coordinator.
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 & HLTEN513B
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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