Cardiovascular /Respiratory Nursing Therapeutics

Course code NURS2296Units 20Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course develops an understanding of the scientific basis of the cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory systems, health breakdown and therapeutic regimes. This will include aspects of primary, secondary and tertiary health care.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nursing program

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. Demonstrate the achievement of nominated assessment skills related to:
a. stroke
b. cardiac and
c. respiratory systems.
2. Plan, implement and evaluate the care of clients experiencing health breakdown of the cardiovascular, cerebrovascular or respiratory systems.
3. Participate in the provision of appropriate education and health promotion for the client from the acute phase through to their rehabilitation
4. Discuss common terms, nursing interventions and procedures concerned with stroke, cardiovascular or respiratory health breakdown.
5. Apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology to life threatening cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure, respiratory failure and atherosclerosis resulting in stroke and myocardial infarction.
6. Apply an evidenced based approach to the assessment and nursing care of for clients experiencing illness.
7. Describe key factors that ensure continuity of care for clients who move between institutional and community health services for clients.
8. Discuss continuity of care and the relationships between institutional and community health services for clients.
9. Reflect on practice to identify learning goals for subsequent clinical experiences related to the care of clients with stroke, cardiovascular or respiratory disease processes.
10. Develop and demonstrate group work skills
ContentCardiovascular physiology, pharmacology and the pathophysiology underlying acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and congenital birth defects.
Cerebrovascular physiology, pharmacology and the pathophysiology underlying stroke.
Respiratory physiology, pharmacology and the pathophysiology underlying COPD, pneumonia, asthma, and respiratory failure.
Primary health issues concerning stroke, cardiovascular and respiratory health
Assessment of a person's cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory health
Therapeutic intervention for patients with stroke, cardiovascular and/ or respiratory disease
Rehabilitation programs
Replacing Course(s)NURS2130
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSatisfactory completion of all 1000 level BN courses and NURS2194.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalExamination
Other: (please specify)Clinical portfolio. Satisfactory clinical performance and mastery of specified core skills is essential to achieve a pass or higher grade in this course.
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase Study
Quiz - On-linePhysio Ex quizzes
Quiz - TutorialQuiz for each module
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Clinical: for 64 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Nursing
Prior successful completion of NURS2194
National Police Check,
Working with Children and Young People Declaration,
Current NSW Health Immunization record,
Patient Confidentiality Form,
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program ComponentNURS1291, NURS1292
Satisfactory clinical performance in NURS2194
No unresolved unsatisfactory clinical reports