Available in 2018

Course handbook

Description

The emergency nurse requires a diverse and specialised knowledge and skill base to appropriately and effectively assess and manage patients in the emergency department. This course will enable the student to develop proficiency in the emergency management of patients experiencing a trauma or health breakdown and provide support for their families. This course will encompass triage, legal and ethical issues, managing acute emergencies and communications strategies in the ED.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate effective assessment, nursing diagnosis, plan of care, implementation of care, and evaluation of care of trauma victims using recognised assessment approaches in Emergency Department settings.

2. Demonstrate effective assessment, nursing diagnosis, plan of care, implementation of care and evaluation of care of medical emergencies.

3. Demonstrate effective assessment, nursing diagnosis, plan of care, implementation of care and evaluation of care of surgical emergencies.

4. Understand and apply the principles of and practice of the Australasian Triage Scale including assessment, documentation, communication and reassessment that align with legal and ethical aspects of the triage process.

5. Identify the needs of special populations who require emergency care and develop appropriate plans of care that are culturally and demographically relevant.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of evidence based practice and methods of translating new evidence into Emergency Nursing Care that includes providing education to colleagues.


Content

  • Foundations of Emergency Nursing
  • Assessment and Triage
  • Legal and ethical aspects of emergency nursing
  • Care of the family
  • Trauma
  • Cardiovascular emergencies
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Neurological emergencies
  • Pharmacology
  • Renal emergencies
  • GIT emergencies
  • Reproductive emergencies
  • Mental health emergencies
  • Emergency care of special populations eg paediatrics

Assumed knowledge

Foundational nursing knowledge: nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing issues. Completion of NURS6021 - Health Assessment and Applied Pathophysiology


Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Blogs x 4 *

Quiz: Quizzes x 2 *

Written Assignment: Case Study *

Professional Task: Clinical Competencies and Skills - Grad Cert in Clinical Nursing Program students only *

* 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.
  • Quiz: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Online Learning Activity: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Assessment 4 - students must satisfactorily complete clinical practice standards and skills to pass the course

Contact hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 10 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Online Integrated Learning - 6 hours per week x 12 weeks Problem Based Learning - 4 hrs per week x 12 weeks

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Blackboard forum

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Experienced based learning

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1