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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: NURS5391C

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

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

Campus: City 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: 50

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 a person with chronic health problems by performing nursing interventions that support the person’s needs and assist them in maintaining an optimal 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:

HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the persons chronic health problem and research possible impact of the condition on body systems and a persons ability to perform daily living activities. 1.2 Seek information from the person, and as appropriate, with family or carer to confirm their understandings of the condition and its impact. 1.3 Identify current treatments and determine available resources and support services by seeking information from interdisciplinary health team or the person. 1.4 Identify community based care services that are available for the person with a need for restorative or rehabilitation care. 1.5 Actively involve the person in the development of strategies to self-manage their condition.

Element:

2. Contribute to a coordinated service approach.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify current contribution of other agencies and professionals in supporting the person. 2.2 Identify the level and type of contribution and support made by family or carer. 2.3 Identify and meet own role and responsibilities in communicating and reporting the person's response to nursing interventions. 2.4 Respond to variations in the person's needs in the context of a coordinated service approach. 2.5 Contribute to health education and evaluate the person's understanding of their chronic health problems in consultation with interdisciplinary health team.


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 chronic health problems on a person, family or carer.

    1.1 Identify the person’s chronic health problem and research possible impact of the condition on body systems and a person’s ability to perform daily living activities.

    1.2 Seek information from the person, and as appropriate, with family or carer to confirm their understandings of the condition and its impact.

    1.3 Identify current treatments and determine available resources and support services by seeking information from interdisciplinary health team or the person.

    1.4 Identify community based care services that are available for the person with a need for restorative or rehabilitation care.

    1.5 Actively involve the person in the development of strategies to self-manage their condition.

  2. Contribute to a coordinated service approach.

    2.1 Identify current contribution of other agencies and professionals in supporting the person.

    2.2 Identify the level and type of contribution and support made by family or carer.

    2.3 Identify and meet own role and responsibilities in communicating and reporting the person’s response to nursing interventions.

    2.4 Respond to variations in the person’s needs in the context of a coordinated service approach.

    2.5 Contribute to health education and evaluate the person’s understanding of their chronic health problems in consultation with interdisciplinary health team.


Details of Learning Activities

Class room teaching will include: PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, role-play, e-learning and a professional conference presentation on cancer nursing by Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator.

Students will undertake self directed learning to revise former courses and to consolidate their new knowledge. 

Students will learn how to utilise knowledge and skills taught within the module to undertake their own learning regarding other chronic illnesses they may encounter on clinical placement and in future nursing work.


Teaching Schedule

 

Course Schedule: Semester 2: 2018

Semester 1 Week

Topic

Readings and Activities

Assessment

 Week 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chronic 1

Tutorial

Introduction to course

Introduction to Chronic conditions including: Chronic pain

Pre-reading: pain-1.pdf

Reading: Course text, Chapter 1

Activity: Exploring course schedules and discussion.

face to face learning

group-work including role plays

 

Assessment 1: on line Quiz 1 

Week 2

Chronic 2

Tutorial Cancer

Pre reading:

Lesson 2 orientation to the human body.pdf 

pages 5-14 re The Cell

Reading: Course text, chapter 28

Activity: Tutorial written & conducted by Louise Roberts R.N., Bachelor of Nursing.,  Grad Cert Oncology & Palliative Care Nursing., Masters Health Service Management., Diploma of Management TAE.

Quiz 2 Open

 

Week 3

No tutorial this week 

Portal closes for Quiz 2

Week 4

 

Chronic Lab 1

Cancer Nursing

Pain Assessment and Management

PPE

Pain assessment charts

 

Week 5

 

 Chronic 3

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions

 Pre Reading 

See course resource lists for previous lessons from last years courses.

 Quiz 3 Portal open

Week 6

 

 

 

Week 7

 

Chronic 4

Neurological conditions

 

 Quiz 4 Portal open

Week 8

 

Chronic  5

muscular/skeletal Integumentary

 

 Quiz 5 Portal open

week 9

  

 

 Week 10

 Chronic Lab 2

Laboratory skills session

 

 Week 11

   

 Week 12

 

 

 

 Week 13

 

 

 

 Week 14

 Chronic Lab assessment - Assignment 2

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Refer to recommended text book list in canvas

Chronic Illness & Disability: Principles for nursing practice (2nd Ed). Esther Chang & Amanda Johnson is available on line details in the course shell in canvas


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

Set of five (5) Online Quizzes

Assessment 2

Practical Assessment in Lab

Assessment 3

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

Assignment task 1 Comprises a set of 5 online quizes

Assessment task 2 Practical skills assessment in Simulation lab

Assessment task 3 Successful completion of Clinical placement.


Assessment Matrix

   

Element

Performance criteria

Assessment Task 1

Assessment Task 2

Assessment Task 3

1 identify impact of chronic health problems on a person, family or carer

1.1                

                       

 

x

x

x

 

1.2

  x

 

1.3

 

x

x

 

1.4

  x

 

1.5

 

x

x

2. Contribute to a coordinated service approach

2.1

  x

 

2.2

 

x

x

 

2.3                   

x

x

x

 

2.4                   

x

 x

 

2.5                   

x

 x

 

 

   

Other Information

   

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

 All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been assessed.     Please note an opportunity to repeat clinical placement is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager.    

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