Course Title: Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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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 describes the skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care to a person with diabetes including assessing needs, planning and implementing complex nursing interventions, evaluating outcomes, and educating the person on his/her condition and available resources.

 

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:

HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

Elements:

1. Identify diabetes care services in the Australian health care environment

2. Assess the needs of a person with diabetes

3. Perform complex nursing interventions to assist a person to achieve and maintain optimal diabetes health

4. Evaluate the care plan for a person with diabetes, and support a person's self-management


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. Identify diabetes care services in the Australian health care environment.

    1.1 Provide current accurate information on diabetes care and sources of funding for related services to the person, the family or carer, and to colleagues

    1.2 Identify specialist services and complementary roles of organisations and individuals involved in supporting and delivering diabetes care

    1.3 Liaise with referring agencies and community organisations when providing diabetes care

  2. Assess the needs of a person with diabetes.

    2.1 Apply knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes

    2.2 Perform holistic nursing assessment using a range of contemporary assessment tools, resources and strategies and incorporating review of the person’s history, current situation and treatment regimes

    2.3 Determine the person’s current understanding of their condition, self-management strategies and medications

    2.4 Identify possible factors impacting the person’s health or significant alterations in the person’s condition, based on own current knowledge of diabetes

    2.5 Identify the family or carer’s understanding of and involvement in the person’s diabetes care, and how this might impact the person’s care planning and provision

  3. Perform complex nursing interventions to assist a person to achieve and maintain optimal diabetes health.

    3.1 Manage nursing workload according to a person’s needs and re-prioritise care activities for the person when circumstances change in consultation with registered nurse

    3.2 Prepare the person’s care plan to ensure it reflects the complex care needs of a person with diabetes

    3.3 Identify responses of the person, family or carer to nursing interventions and their understanding of ongoing management of the person’s condition, including strategies for self-management

    3.4 Administer prescribed emergency medication based on sound knowledge of principles of drug actions and in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

    3.5 Evaluate and interpret the person’s blood and urine test results related to their diabetic condition, and communicate findings to the interdisciplinary health care team

    3.6 Liaise with registered nurses about alterations in the person’s condition while providing ongoing support of the person

  4. Evaluate the care plan for a person with diabetes, and support a person’s self-management.

    4.1 Critically review the care plan and modify according to the person’s progress toward planned outcomes in consultation and collaboration with interdisciplinary health care team

    4.2 Evaluate nursing interventions provided and consider identified outcomes against evidence-based best practice in diabetes nursing care

    4.3 Identify opportunities where indicated to provide the person, family or carer with information on available community resources and how to access them

    4.4 Evaluate the person’s understanding of their diabetes condition, medications, therapeutic regimes and self-management

    4.5 Promote the person’s self-management of their condition and assist them to provide accurate information to their family or carer on their diabetes care needs

    4.6 Document uptake by the person of specific health promotion initiatives to support their self-management


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment Task 1:  Clinical Placement

This assessment task supports Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 2, 3 & 4


Assessment Task 2: 
Simulation for Keto

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4 and knowledge assessment

 

Assessment Task 3: Health Promotion Poster (group)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and knowledge assessment

 

Assessment Task 4: 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.