Course Title: Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: NURS5390C

Course Title: Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5365 - Diploma of Nursing

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4845

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 70

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency.

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the care of the person with an acute health problem by performing clinical nursing skills and interventions that support the person’s health care needs and assist them to regain optimal function and lifestyle.

 

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

Element:

1. Identify impact of acute health problems on a person, family or carer.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify actual and potential health issues of the person presenting with an acute health problem using information from a preliminary health assessment and in discussion with relevant interdisciplinary health care team members. 1.2 Explain to the person, family or carer the potential physical and psychological impacts of acute health problems on daily living activities. 1.3 Identify the pathophysiology of the person's underlying or presenting condition, and confirm with the person, family or carer.

Element:

2. Contribute to planning care for a person with acute health problems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Contribute effectively to discussions about the care of the person with registered nurse and other members of the health team. 2.2 Gather information and accurately document and report changes in the person's condition to appropriate interdisciplinary health care team members.

Element:

3. Perform nursing interventions to support health care of a person with acute health problems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assist in providing care for the person with a compromised airway including clearing of airways and interpreting health status using monitoring devices. 3.2 Provide care to the person requiring nutrition administered through a feeding tube or intravenous line. 3.3 Use critical thinking and problem-solving approaches in prioritising and modifying nursing interventions to reflect changes in the person's condition. 3.4 Contribute to the person's understanding of health care provided to assist them to regain optimal function through nursing interventions and health education. 3.5 Observe the person to identify any psychological support and care required due to the impact of acute health problems. 3.6 Ensure nursing interventions for pre- and post-procedure care for the person are in accordance with organisation policy and procedures.

Element:

4. Contribute to pre- and post-operative nursing care of a person.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Contribute to pre-operative nursing management of the person for specific surgical procedures. 4.2 Ensure pre-operative care takes into account the relationship between pre-operative care and post-operative complications. 4.3 Contribute to post-anaesthetic observation of the person following surgery including identifying deterioration when the person is not regaining consciousness. 4.4 Assist the person recovering from a range of anaesthesia to regain optimal health status, and take appropriate actions to reduce risks associated with immobility. 4.5 Promote the person's post-operative comfort using pain management strategies and nursing care actions.

Element:

5. Contribute to an emergency response in the acute care environment.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify and confirm the roles and responsibilities of members of the emergency response team. 5.2 Prepare and check emergency equipment. 5.3 Identify emergency situations and respond to first aid requests from emergency response team, including accessing and preparing drugs used during advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


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 impact of acute health problems on a person, family or carer.

    1.1 Identify actual and potential health issues of the person presenting with an acute health problem using information from a preliminary health assessment and in discussion with relevant interdisciplinary health care team members.

    1.2 Explain to the person, family or carer the potential physical and psychological impacts of acute health problems on daily living activities.

    1.3 Identify the pathophysiology of the person’s underlying or presenting condition, and confirm with the person, family or carer.

  2. Contribute to planning care for a person with acute health problems.

    2.1 Contribute effectively to discussions about the care of the person with registered nurse and other members of the health team.

    2.2 Gather information and accurately document and report changes in the person’s condition to appropriate interdisciplinary health care team members.

  3. Perform nursing interventions to support health care of a person with acute health problems.

    3.1 Assist in providing care for the person with a compromised airway including clearing of airways and interpreting health status using monitoring devices.

    3.2 Provide care to the person requiring nutrition administered through a feeding tube or intravenous line.

    3.3 Use critical thinking and problem-solving approaches in prioritising and modifying nursing interventions to reflect changes in the person’s condition.

    3.4 Contribute to the person’s understanding of health care provided to assist them to regain optimal function through nursing interventions and health education.

    3.5 Observe the person to identify any psychological support and care required due to the impact of acute health problems.

    3.6 Ensure nursing interventions for pre- and post-procedure care for the person are in accordance with organisation policy and procedures.

  4. Contribute to pre- and post-operative nursing care of a person.

    4.1 Contribute to pre-operative nursing management of the person for specific surgical procedures.

    4.2 Ensure pre-operative care takes into account the relationship between pre-operative care and post-operative complications.

    4.3 Contribute to post-anaesthetic observation of the person following surgery including identifying deterioration when the person is not regaining consciousness.

    4.4 Assist the person recovering from a range of anaesthesia to regain optimal health status, and take appropriate actions to reduce risks associated with immobility.

    4.5 Promote the person’s post-operative comfort using pain management strategies and nursing care actions.

  5. Contribute to an emergency response in the acute care environment.

    5.1 Identify and confirm the roles and responsibilities of members of the emergency response team.

    5.2 Prepare and check emergency equipment.

    5.3 Identify emergency situations and respond to first aid requests from emergency response team, including accessing and preparing drugs used during advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to work in a variety of health care settings but has a focus on the acute health problems experienced by patients.

Acute health problems can occur rapidly, be either severe or minor and generally last for less than 3 months. We will discover how to care for patients who may have experienced anything from acute trauma through to acute medical illnesses such as renal calculi and angina. This course has a particular focus on the surgical patient so you will learn about terminology, anaesthesia and the importance of preparing a peri operative patient correctly for their surgery.

There are 11 lessons which are 3hrs each.

Also there are 3 LABs in the simulated environment also 3hrs each

There are 10hrs of clinical placement associated with this subject.


Teaching Schedule

   

WEEK 2018

LESSON/LAB

TOPIC

ASSESSMENT

 Week 1

 14th Feb 

 

Lesson 1

Intro Acute Health Problems

 

Week 2

21st Feb 

 

Lesson 2

Acute Medical Problems PART A

 

Week 3

28th Feb  

Lesson 3

Acute Medical Problems PART B

 

Week 4

7th March 

 

Lesson 4

 

Acute Medical Problems PART C

 

Week 5

19th March 

Lesson 5

Acute Trauma PART A

 

Week 6

26th March  

 

Lesson 6

Acute Trauma PART B

 

Week 7

28th March

Lesson 7  

Week 8

1st April 

 

LAB 1

 

ECG, Neuo Assessments, Unconscious patient

 

 

Week 9

11th April 

 

Lesson 8

 

 

 

Week 10

16th April 

 

17th April 

 

Lesson 9

 

LAB 2

 

 

 

Week 11

30th April 

 

 

2nd May 

 

Lesson 10

 

 

Lesson 11

 

 

Week 12

8th May

LAB 3

 

DRSABCD and emergency procedures

 

Week 13

    13th and 14th May         

Lab Assess     ASSESSMENT TASK 3 Simulated LAB Assessment

Week 14

  20th May 

Week 15

      

       Exam

     RESITS

ASSESSMENT TASK 1

Written Exam 2hrs

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

There are alot of videos and resources for students on CANVAS which they are highly encouraged to watch each week


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

Assessment 1

Written Exam

Assessment 2

Peri-operative Presentation

Assessment  3

Simulated Lab Assessment

Assessment 4

Clinical Placement 

 

                       

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.

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1

  • Examination duration: 2.0 hours
  • Reading time: 10 minutes
  • Total Marks: 100 marks 

Pass mark is 60%

Students are required to complete a written exam under exam conditions covering the impact of acute health problems, nursing interventions for a person with acute health problems and emergency response. 

Assessment Task 2

Students will form groups of 4. These groups can be self allocated however the teacher may use their discretion to make changes if deemed necessary to improve student learning.

Each group will choose a surgical procedure from the list provided (group may select another operation with approval from the course teacher). Topics must be decided when the groups are formed and thereafter no changes may take place.

The students will make a powerpoint presentation and verbal presentation to present to the class.

Every student must upload their slides from the PPT presentation onto CANVAS within 24hrs of the presentation as evidence completed.

Presentations are to be 15-20 minutes per group and all members must make their own powerpoint and speak about their allocated questions.

Assessment Task 3

Each student will be required to show their clinical competence preparing a patient for surgery during a 30min simulated lab assessment.

The assessment will occur as a one-on-one assessment within the lab environment.

The students will be expected to complete a scenario as practised in LAB 2 on the care of the peri-operative patient (30 min)

 

Assessment Task 4

Each student will need to attend and be deemed Satisfactory for CP5. This comprises of 10hrs clinical placement in the Acute care environment.

Dates and location for placement will be provided to students by the Clinical Placement Co-ordinator when available

 

 

 


Assessment Matrix

National Program Code and Name

C5365  Diploma of Nursing

Code & Name of Unit of Competency

HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

Instructions to complete this mapping document

Give all the content of the unit of competency and the assessment requirements a numerical code.The marked up copy of the unit of competency & assessment requirements is part of your planning for assessment instruments and should be kept as evidence of your mapping.

No

Name of Assessment Task

Method of Assessment

Elements

Performance Criteria

Foundation Skills

Performance Evidence

Knowledge Evidence

Assessment Conditions

1.

Written Exam

Written Questions

E1 PC 1.2, 1.3

E2 PC 2.2

E3 PC 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

E4 PC 4.1, 4.2, 4.4

E5 PC 5.1, 5.3

 

 

1-6

8

10

11

1

2.

Peri-operative Presentations

Powerpoint and verbal presentation 15 min

E3 PC 3.6

E4 PC 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

 

1-3

5

7

8

11

 

1

3.

Simulated Lab Assessment

Practical assessment

 

E1 PC 1.3

E2 PC 2.2

E3 PC 3.1, 3.3, 3.6

E4 PC 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

E5 PC 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

 

1-4

 

1

2

4.

Clinical Placement 5

Practical assessment

 

E1 PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

E2 PC 2.1, 2.2

E3 PC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

E4 PC 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

1-4

 

1

2

 

Other Information

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT Student Page for extensive information about study support, assessments, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

Placement

Please note an opportunity to repeat clinical placement is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager.

 

Special Consideration

Use the special consideration process if your circumstances are such that you cannot fulfil assessment requirements. For example, if you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by a due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

Re submissions

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 re-submissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.  Re submissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the program coordinator after consultation with the teacher.

  All re submissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been assessed.

 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity for more information.

Working with Children Check and Police Check

This course requires a Working with Children Check and Police Check

 

Attendance

You are required to attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities and ensure the maximum opportunity to gain competency.

 

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