Foundations of Professional Practice 3A

Description

Injury is the principal cause of death in people under 45, a leading cause of mortality, morbidity and permanent disability in Australia, and a major source of health care costs. This course provides the theoretical foundations to the prevention and management of injury in adults and children as well as the principles and practices of disaster management. Clinical scenarios focused on road accidents, burns, poisoning, farm injuries, falls and other occupational hazards and natural and environmental disasters are explored. The principles of triage and the nursing responses required in acute clinical situations such as haemodynamic and septic shock, head injury, spinal injury and mental health emergencies are addressed. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; qualitative and quantitative research; relevant legal principles; and ethical concepts are integral to this course.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to professional practice

2. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to critical thinking and analysis

3. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to provision and coordination of care

4. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to collaborative and therapeutic practice

Content

Module 1 - Professional Practice
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • demonstrate understanding of the legal principles relating to relevant aspects of the NSW Human Tissue Act (1983)
  • explore the ethical concepts of justice using Socratic dialogue

Module 2 - Critical thinking and analysis
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • outline the epidemiology and risk factors for selected injuries including road accidents, accidental and intentional poisoning, occupational hazards and farm injuries
  • identify the increased risk of co-morbid mental illness (including post traumatic stress disorder) when a person experiences a catastrophic physical events outline the pathophysiology of different types of shock, burns,head and spinal injuries
  • use relevant examples of qualitative and qualitative research to support your learning and clinical practice.

Module 3 - Provision and coordination of care
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • use the clinical reasoning cycle to explore selected clinical scenarios
  • discuss cognitive errors as a factor in adverse client outcomes
  • use a structured evidence-based assessment framework in collecting data about the physical, socio-cultural and mental health of individuals with selected injuries, haemodynamic and septic shock, burns,head or spinal injuries
  • identify appropriate and evidence based nursing care for the achievement of health outcomes and goals
  • identify how to respond to haemodynamic and neurological deterioration rapidly and appropriately
  • discuss health promotion and patient education related to selected scenarios.

Module 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:

  • apply a quality use of medicines framework to haemodynamic and septic shock, burns,head and spinal injuries
  • demonstrate skills in multiprofessional communication
  • demonstrate therapeutic communication skills when supporting individuals dealing with grief, loss and bereavement.
  • identify how to access appropriate supportive counselling for both individuals who have experienced a serious trauma and their carers/ families
  • identify evidence-based treatment options for a person experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of major trauma.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of all 2nd year requirements

Assumed Knowledge

Prior successful completion of all 1001 and 2000 level courses.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Abstract ¿ short essay *

Presentation: Oral presentation *

Quiz: Quiz ¿ tutorial preparation *

Formal Examination: Examination *

Quiz: Medication and IV Calculation Quiz *

Written Assignment: Research awareness exercise (Optional activity )

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Presentation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Quiz: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - 100% mastery in medication calculation quiz.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lectures are delivered both face to face and online

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Tutorials can be delivered either face to face or online.