This unit of study is designed for registered nurses working in the orthopaedic environment. The purpose of the unit of study is to examine the pathophysiology and management of persons with orthopaedic conditions with a focus on trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Content includes pathophysiology of common musculoskeletal conditions, specific fracture assessment, pain management strategies, a collaborative approach to care and contemporary research and management. Evidence based practice and research is explored to promote clinical practice and improve outcomes for persons. This unit of study is designed to meet the developing needs of orthopaedic nurses.
|Clinical Practice in Orthopaedic Nursing|
|Unit of study code||922|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Nursing|
|Pre-requisite||042 – Principles of Orthopaedic Nursing|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Sinu Thomas
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Professional practice and collaborative approach to care||a) examine the pathophysiology associated with altered homeostatic changes as it relates to orthopaedic dysfunction or injury||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||2, 8|
|Theme 2: Assessment and management of adult and paediatric pain||b) interpret specific musculoskeletal assessment techniques used in common traumatic presentations to inform clinical practice||Assessment 2: Literature review (2,250 words)||45%||6|
|Theme 3: Disease process||c) analyse surgical, interventional and orthopaedic nursing management strategies used to manage acute, chronic and complex orthopaedic disorders or injury||Assessment 3: Case study (2,250 words)||45%||10|
|Theme 4: Musculoskeletal cancers||d) critique pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management strategies used to control orthopaedic related symptoms|
|Theme 5: Trauma||e) explore therapeutic communications to develop a collaborative approach to nursing care|
|f) evaluate the clinical decision-making process in the context of orthopaedic nursing|
Clinical Practice in Orthopaedic Nursing (922) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price||2022 Member price (10% discount)||2022 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.