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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: NURS5397C

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

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: 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.

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 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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Assess the needs of a person with diabetes

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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


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


Details of Learning Activities

Face to face teaching, tutorials, clinical placement,, on-line learning activities, presentations, self-directed learning.

 

 

 


Teaching Schedule

 CLASS C17M

Week Class Title Activity                                                                                                            Assessment 
  1 Lesson 1 Principles of applied anatomy & Physiology

 

 

Complete AUSDRISK tool

 
 2Lesson 2 Acute Complications

 

Case study with class discussion

 
 3 Lesson 3 Chronic Complications

 

Case study & shift planner

 

 
 4 

 Lab 1

Review of Hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, ketoacidosis including case study

Practical demonstration of calibration of BGL machine. Testing for ketones

 
 9 Lesson 4 Medications

 

Class quiz

Demonstration of equipment - insulin pens

 
 11 Lesson 5 Health Promotion

 

Case study with class discussion

 

Lab Assessment

 Simulation: Treatment & care of a patient presenting with Hypoglycaemia, Hyperglycaemia & Ketoacidosis

 12Lesson 6  Cultural diversity/environmental & social factors. Revision.  Group Presentations/Health Promotion Tool
 13

 Exam 

 

 2 hour exam (closed book) Exam

Class 17A & 17B

Week Class Title Activity Assessment
 6 Lesson 1 Principles of applied anatomy & Physiology 

Face to face tutorial

Class discussion

Complete AUSDRISK tool

 
 7 Lesson 2 Acute Complications 

 Face to face tutorial

Case study with class discussion

 

 
 7  

Lab 1

Review of Hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, ketoacidosis including case study

Practical demonstration of calibration of BGL machine. Testing for ketones

 
 8 Lesson 3 Chronic Complications 

Face to face tutorial

Case study & shift planner

Class discussion

 
 9 Lesson 4 Medications 

Face to face tutorial

Class quiz

Demonstration of equipment - insulin pens

 
 10Lesson 5 Health Promotion 

Face to face tutorial

Case study with class discussion

 
 12 Lesson 6  Cultural diversity/environmental & social factors. Revision.

 Face to face tutorial

Revision

 
 13   Group Presentations/Health Promotion Tool
14  

Lab 2 Assessment

 Simulation: Treatment & care of a patient presenting with Hypoglycaemia, Hyperglycaemia & Ketoacidosis

15Exam2 hour exam (closed book)

Exam

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Human Anatomy and Physiology, 10th edition, (2015), Marieb, E & Hoehn, K. 

Tabbner's Nursing Care: Theory and Practice, 7th edition, (2016), Koutoukidis, G., Stainton,K., & Hughson, J.                                                    

Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 4th edition, (2014) Brown, D., Edwards, H., Seaton, L., & Buckley, T.                                                                       


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

Group Presentation

Assessment 2

Practical Assessment

Assessment  3

Theory 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

Group presentation - Health promotion poster

Assessment Task 2

Simulation in Lab: Treatment and care of a patient presenting with hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia and ketoacidosis

Assessment Task 3

Exam - 30 multiple choice questions/5 short answers

 

You must be graded satisfactory on all assessment tasks to be deemed competent for this course.

 

Assessment Task 4

Clinical placement


Assessment Matrix

 Element/Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3Assessment 4 
 1.1x   
 1.2x   
 1.3x   
 2.1x X X X
 2.2  X  X
 2.3    X
 2.4x X X X
 2.5    X
 3.1  X X
3.2 X X
3.3   X
3.4 X X
3.5 X  
3.6 X X
4.1 X X
4.2 X X
4.3x  X
4.4   X
4.5x  X
4.6x   

Other Information

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions 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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