Course Title: Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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.

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4845

Course Contact Email: jaye.keating@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course describes the nursing skills and knowledge required to work in a primary health care environment including community-based, educational, occupational and informal settings, and in general practice.

 

Primary health care involves a person-centred and holistic approach to health care. It is made accessible to people by being located as close as possible to where they live, and supporting their full participation in a spirit of self-reliance and self-determination.

 

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:

HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

Elements:

1. Work as part of an interdisciplinary health care team in a primary health care environment

2. Recognise impact of a health problem on a person in the primary health care environment

3. Provide health education and health promotion for illness prevention

4. Perform nursing interventions that support a person's health care needs

5. Evaluate outcomes of planned primary health care and promote suitable resources


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. Work as part of an interdisciplinary health care team in a primary health care environment

    1.1 Apply principles of primary health care and work within the philosophical framework supporting primary health care system

    1.2 Identify the primary health care service model and the roles and professional expertise of various members of the interdisciplinary health care team

    1.3 Undertake effective decision-making and initiate action based on results of clinical assessment and in collaboration with various members of the interdisciplinary health care team

  2.  Recognise impact of a health problem on a person in the primary health care environment.

    2.1 Define health issues for the community or target group of the primary health care service, and reflect this knowledge in own work

    2.2 Recognise clinical manifestations of health conditions affecting the health status of the person requiring primary health care

    2.3 Review the person’s records to determine priorities and potential areas of risk for implementation of primary health care

    2.4 Discuss information gained from assessment of the person with appropriate members of the interdisciplinary health care team

    2.5 Discuss the physical, psychological and social impacts of a health problem on daily living activities with the person and, with the person’s consent, with family or carer

    2.6 Identify actual or potential environmental health issues impacting the person requiring primary health care in consultation and collaboration with the registered nurse

    3. Provide health education and health promotion for illness prevention. 

    3.1 Identify health literacy issues that potentially inhibit the person’s capacity to access, understand, evaluate and communicate information to maintain and improve their health

    3.2 Adopt strategies to support the person’s capacity to gain and understand information

    3.3 Support the person to engage in illness prevention through health promotion programs to meet the person’s needs

    3.4 Contribute to health policy in the primary health care environment and participate in health education programs for the person and community groups.

    4. Perform nursing interventions that support a person’s health care needs.

    4.1 Ensure nursing interventions reflect the person’s needs and individuality including considering cultural, religious, age and gender issues and the person’s physical, psychological and social needs

    4.2 Implement nursing interventions using respectful practices that also support the person’s dignity and privacy

    4.3 Encourage the person, family or carer to assist with the person’s self-care care as appropriate

    4.4 Plan and adjust nursing interventions to assist the person to meet their daily living activities

    4.5 Identify and prioritise nursing interventions according to the person’s needs

    4.6 Initiate appropriate first aid and other emergency treatment according to organisation policy and procedure.

    5. Evaluate outcomes of planned primary health care and promote suitable resources.

    5.1 Monitor, evaluate and document the person’s response to nursing interventions and their progress toward primary health goals, and report findings to relevant interdisciplinary health care team

    5.2 Identify community and other resources to match the person’s needs, and provide the person, family or carer with information on available resources and how to access them


Overview of Assessment

This assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.

You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals

 

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment tasks

 

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Clinical Placement

20

Assessment 2

Case Study

20

Assessment 3

Research assignment

30

Assessment 4

First Aid management and care (Practical simulation)

30

 

these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

 

Assessment Matrix

 

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Assessment 4

1.1

X

X

X

 

1.2

X

X

X

 

1.3

X

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

 

2.2

X

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

 

2.4

X

X

X

 

2.5

X

X

X

 

2.6

X

X

X

 

3.1

X

X

X

 

3.2

X

X

X

 

3.3

X

X

X

 

3.4

X

X

X

 

4.1

X

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

X

4.3

X

X

X

 

4.4

X

X

X

 

4.5

X

X

X

X

4.6

X

X

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

 

5.2

X

X

X

 

                       

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.