Course Title: Apply nursing practice in the cardiovascular care setting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Apply nursing practice in the cardiovascular 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)

NURS5406C

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 apply the principles of cardiovascular nursing care to provide holistic nursing care and maintain a person’s optimal cardiovascular health.

 

Enrolled nurses working in cardiovascular nursing 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:

HLTENN024 Apply nursing practice in the cardiovascular care setting

Elements:

1. Contribute to the interdisciplinary health care team in caring for a person with cardiovascular condition

2. Perform complex nursing interventions in the cardiovascular healthcare setting

3. Evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions and planned care, and support continuing self-care


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Contribute to the interdisciplinary health care team in caring for a person with cardiovascular condition

1.1 Contribute information to nursing care plan that reflects the person’s nursing needs, and include nursing actions to maximise cardiovascular function and minimise potential complications

1.2 Identify the role of specialist nursing and medical services in the care of the person with cardiovascular condition, and work within that context

1.3 Collaborate with community service agencies in partnership with the person, family or carer to maintain continuity of care

1.4 Identify factors relevant to the person’s situation, including physical, psychological, social and economic impacts

1.5 Monitor and review data collected about the person and communicate to relevant interdisciplinary health care team members

 

  1. Perform complex nursing interventions in the cardiovascular healthcare setting

2.1 Prioritise nursing interventions according to the person’s needs and in consultation with registered nurse

2.2 Undertake appropriate pre-, intra- and post-diagnostic procedures in line with scope of practice and organisation policy and procedures, and in collaboration with the registered nurse

2.3 Participate in risk assessment identification and risk management processes for the person with cardiovascular condition

2.4 Apply complex decision-making processes to modify nursing interventions and use problem-solving approaches in response to changes in the person’s condition

2.5 Identify when the acuity of a person’s cardiovascular health is beyond own skill and knowledge, and refer promptly to registered nurse and relevant interdisciplinary health care team

2.6 Administer prescribed emergency medication based on sound knowledge of principles of drug actions and in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

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

 

  1. Evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions and planned care, and support continuing self-care

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

3.2 Identify responses of the person, family or carer to nursing interventions and their understanding of ongoing management of the cardiovascular impairment

3.3 Identify opportunities where indicated, to provide the person, family or carer with information on available community resources and how to access them

3.4 Assess, prior to discharge, the person’s understanding of their cardiovascular condition, medications and therapeutic regimes

 


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.