Course Title: Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 250

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.

Important Information:

This course is not offered as a stand alone short course. 

To be enrolled in this course, you must be enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5383C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term1 2021

NURS5384C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term1 2021

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5384C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2018 (NH17)

Course Contact: Rosemarie Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 7478

Course Contact Email: rosemarie.russell@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to administer and monitor medications and intravenous (IV) therapy including calculating dosage requirements, interpreting written instructions from an authorised prescriber, assessing the person for medication effectiveness and side effects, and responding to an allergic pharmacological reaction.

 

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:

HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Elements:

1. Minimise potential risk to ensure safe administration of medications.

2. Prepare for medication administration and infusion of IV fluids.

3. Administer and store medication.

4. Monitor and evaluate a person's response to administered medication, IV fluids and blood and blood products.

5. Assess effectiveness of pain-relieving therapy.


Learning Outcomes


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 assessment tasks to demonstrate competence.