Course Title: Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS5405C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2018 (NH17)

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4845

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



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care to a person with respiratory impairment in settings such as hospitals, community settings, hospices and long term care facilities.

 

Enrolled nurses providing respiratory nursing care need to hold and apply specialised in-depth knowledge, effectively integrate theory and practice, and make reliable clinical assessments and judgements.

 

This unit applies to enrolled nurses, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, seeking specialisation in enrolled nurse work that is carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under direct or indirect supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this competency.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN023 Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting

Elements:

1. Contribute to the interdisciplinary health care team in caring a person with respiratory impairment

2. Assist a person in maintaining optimal respiratory health

3. Actively promote improvement and advancement of respiratory nursing care


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Contribute to the interdisciplinary health care team in caring a person with respiratory impairment

 

1.1 Work with the health care team, consulting with the registered nurse and team members in providing nursing care to the person with respiratory impairment

1.2 Evaluate, interpret and communicate person’s respiratory function to relevant members of the health care team

1.3 Identify physical, psychological, social and economic factors relevant to the person’s health care status, and the outcomes of planned care

 

  1. Assist a person in maintaining optimal respiratory health

 

2.1 Identify factors impacting a person’s respiratory status and re-prioritise care activities for the person rapidly when circumstances change

2.2 Participate in risk assessment identification and risk management processes for the person with complex respiratory impairment

2.3 Support the person, and family or carer as required, during pre-, intra- and post-diagnostic procedures, providing accurate information on the procedures

2.4 Identify responses of the person, family or carer to nursing interventions and their understanding of how to manage the respiratory impairment after discharge

2.5 Provide the person, family or carer with information about available community resources, and how to access them

2.6 Identify when the acuity of a person is beyond own skills and knowledge and promptly consult with registered nurse and relevant interdisciplinary health care team

 

  1. Actively promote improvement and advancement of respiratory nursing care

 

3.1 Make appropriate proposals for nursing interventions in consultation with registered nurse to promote improved outcomes for the person and their condition

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

3.3 Evaluate responses of the person, family or carer to health promotion and education resources, and continuously improve promotions and resources based on feedback

3.4 Seek out opportunities and participate in professional development, acquiring knowledge to guide own practice and acting as a resource for colleagues


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 competency.

Assessment tasks

 

Assessment

Assessment 1

 Online quiz

Assessment 2

Case Study

Assessment 3

Lab practical 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.