Cardiovascular /Respiratory Nursing Therapeutics
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
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
1. Demonstrate the achievement of nominated assessment skills related to:
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
Cardiovascular 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
Satisfactory completion of all 1000 level BN courses and NURS2194.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Laboratory: 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