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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2018

Class Number: 1996

Class Section: NH17

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Course Code: NURS5392C

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

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

Campus: Bundoora 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

Zaw Pedroni

Nursing program coordinator

The Northern Health Program

zaw.pedroni@rmit.edu.au

 

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

 

Session No  or Week No

 

Topic

(List the key topics to be covered in each session, including self-paced sessions if applicable)

 

Student Learning Activities

 

Assessment tasks

 

Session 01

Week 01

 

  • Unit overview of requirements and policies to achieve success for the course.
  • Introduction to the nature of chronic illness and disability.
  • Pain related to Chronic Illness & treatment options.
  • Differentiate between an acute & chronic health problems & disabilities.
  • Continuum of a chronic health disease, its impact for an individual.
  • Review of some Chronic conditions
  • Chronic conditions and languages associated with it
  • Impact of Chronic conditions on individual, careers and Australian health care system

 

 

  • Pre-reading is compulsory for the slides on Lesson 1.
  • Students should have reviewed slides to Lesson 1, be prepared to work through the topic/s in class.
  • Face to face tutorial
  • Videos of learning contents
  • Group discussion
  • Potential role play scenarios

 

 

 

Reminder: Students should start to work on the required assessments for the course.

 

Assessment Task 1: There are 5 quizzes to be completed Satisfactorily.   

 

 

Session 02 Week 01

 

  • Review of Chronic vs Acute conditions
  • Pain assessment and treatment through ADPIE
  • Understanding Chronic conditions such as CCF, COPD, Diabetes, Stroke, TIAs etc through simulated case scenarios
  • Understanding management and in impact of chronic diseases

 

 

  • Simulated/Practical skill application/s of key topic/s
  • Group discussion
  • Working in pairs
  • Face to face tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 03

Week 03

 

  • Incidence of cancer
  • Identify the common sites for cancer
  • Risk factors associated with the development of cancer
  • Understanding of the pathophysiology involved in cancer development
  • Treatment options available for cancer patients
  • Key side effects for patients
  • Understanding the care involved in care if cancer patients and their families and carers
  • Role of the nurse in caring for oncology patients
  • Know where to get more information
  • PPE while caring for oncology patients

 

 

  • Pre-reading is compulsory for the slides on Lesson 2.
  • Students should have reviewed slides to Lesson 2, be prepared to work through the topic/s in class.
  • Face to face tutorial
  • Group discussion
  • Review of different wound assessment tools and documentations
  • Potential role play scenarios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 04

Week 04

 

  • Review of Chronic conditions and cancer
  • Understanding Chronic conditions such as CCF, COPD, Diabetes, Stroke, TIAs etc through simulated case scenarios
  • Understanding management and in impact of chronic diseases
  • Care of a patient with NGT
  • Care of a patient with PEG and administration of enteral feeds and medications

 

 

  • Simulated/Practical skill application/s of key topic/s
  • Group discussion
  • Working in pairs
  • Face to face tutorial

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Session 05

Week 06 to Week 15

 

  • Understand the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions.
  • Understand the 8 guiding principles
  • Understand the impact of social inclusion and Stigma on patients with Chronic illness/conditions
  • Work through the Case studies
  • Understand ADPIE & how to implement a nursing care plan
  • Understanding of NANDA nursing diagnosis
  • Understand Chronic Respiratory conditions such as COPD, ASTHMA etc, required nursing assessments and treatments
  • Understand Chronic Cardiac Conditions such as CCF (L sided vs R sided), coronary heart disease (CHD), IHD and AMI.
  • Review of National Heart Foundation of Australia
  • Understand Chronic Renal conditions such as CRD, required nursing assessments and treatment options.
  • Review of medications associated with Chronic conditions.

 

 

 

 

  • This is a self-directed learning time for Northern Students.
  • If you are not out on Clinical Placement you are required to maintain your required studies during the self-directed learning time.  
  • Pre-reading is compulsory for the slides on Lesson 3.
  • Students should have reviewed slides to Lesson 3.
  • Students are required to study the topic/s as a self-directed learning activities using the recommended text books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 06

Week 06 to Week 15

 

 

  • Discuss the clinical manifestations of the following conditions;
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Long-term unconsciousness
  • Neurological injury
  • Discuss the nursing care of selected disease processes.
  • Explore some aspects of rehabilitation
  •  Chronic condition management

 

 

 

 

  • This is a self-directed learning time for Northern Students.
  • If you are not out on Clinical Placement you are required to maintain your required studies during the self-directed learning time.  
  • Pre-reading is compulsory for the slides on Lesson 4.
  • Students should have reviewed slides to Lesson 4.
  • Students are required to study the topic/s as a self-directed learning activities using the recommended text books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 15

 

 

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge test 5 online quizzes due this week

 

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge test 5 online quizzes due this week

 

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge test 5 online quizzes due this week

 

 

Session 07

Week

17

 

  • Review of the Chronic diseases
  • Define Chronic disease
  • Understanding the role of Allied Health and services needed
  • Review of Skin, Mucous, SLE and skeletal system in the context of chronic disease

 

 

 

  • Pre-reading is compulsory for the slides on Lesson 5.
  • Students should have reviewed slides to Lesson 5, be prepared to work through the topic/s in class.
  • Face to face tutorial
  • Group discussion
  • Review of different wound assessment tools and documentations
  • Potential role play scenarios

 

 

 

Session 08 & Session 09

Week 20

 

 

Assessment Task 2: Simulated/Practical Assessment

 

Assessment Task 2: Simulated/Practical Assessment

 

Assessment Task 2: Simulated/Practical Assessment

 

 

Assessment Task 3: Clinical Placement as per the Clinical Placement Coordinator allocation

 

 

Assessment Task 3: Clinical Placement as per the Clinical Placement Coordinator allocation

 

 

Assessment Task 3: Clinical Placement as per the Clinical Placement Coordinator allocation

 


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

Online Quizzes

Assessment 2

Practical Assessment

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

   Assessment Task Summary   HLTENN012 Implement & monitor care for a person with chronic health problems   This unit of competency 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 clinical placement in both primary care, hospital and rehabilitation centres.   On completion of this unit you will have demonstrated that you are competent in the following  elements as outlined in the Training Package. You will be able to:       There are 3 assessment tasks that you must successfully complete in order to be deemed competent in  this unit:       Assessment Task 1Online quizzes x 5   Weekly quizzes to assess essential knowledge required for the successful completion of this course.      Assessment Task 2: Practical assessment   Simulation lab assessment. The student will analyse health information and the clinical  presentation of 1 person in a simulated environment to reach an accurate conclusion on possible  nursing interventions related to their chronic health conditions, in consultation with a registered  nurse.     Assessment Task 3:Clinical Placement     Completion of Clinical placement log book to demonstrate the student has performed nursing interventions in the  workplace to contribute to the support of 2 people who have chronic health problems.

 You needed to be graded satisfactory on each assessment to be deemed competent for this course.

 


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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