Course Title: Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

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Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

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



Course Description

 

This course of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide clinical nursing skills for a person with complex needs and to contribute to complex nursing interventions using critical thinking and problem-solving.

 

This course applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

 

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


This course includes clinical placement

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

Elements:

1. Perform nursing interventions to assist a person with complex needs.

2. Contribute to the nursing care of people with common disorders and conditions

3. Use critical thinking to improve care quality


Learning Outcomes

The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

You will be instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.

 

 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Perform nursing interventions to assist a person with complex needs.

    1.1 Perform nursing interventions based on the person’s predetermined plan of care.

    1.2 Undertake nursing interventions demonstrating respect for the person’s dignity and cultural diversity.

    1.3 Encourage the person to assist by undertaking aspects of their own care during care interventions.

    1.4 Consider the person’s physical, emotional and psychosocial needs when performing nursing interventions.

  2. Contribute to the nursing care of people with common disorders and conditions.

    2.1 Provide nursing care to the person appropriate to the management of complex conditions.

    2.2 Observe, report and document the person’s reactions and responses to the provided care management and medication.

    2.3 Refer promptly to the registered nurse any reactions, responses or variations from the normal or unexpected outcomes, including concern for the deteriorating person.

  3. Use critical thinking to improve care quality.

    3.1 Monitor own thinking constantly in relation to own clarity, precision, accuracy, consistency, logic and significance of care, in order to correct oneself when appropriate in the context of caring for a person.

    3.2 Identify possible nursing interventions for a person with complex needs, based on health information and clinical presentation.

    3.3 Raise the issue with the registered nurse where the nursing interventions are at odds with an already prescribed course of action by multidisciplinary team.

    3.4 Explain clearly the reasoning behind specific decisions and actions being taken in the context of the health care of the person.

    3.5 Identify areas for quality improvement including to organisation processes in the care of a person with complex needs.


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment Task 1:  Clinical Placement

This assessment task supports Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2:  Simulation with Critical Reflection

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, & 3

 

Assessment Task 3: Test

This assessment task supports knowledge assessment

You will be provided with an assessment overview for the course and a descriptor for each assessment task.

Feedback is provided on each assessment.