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This unit of study is designed to explore issues specific to nursing practice in the emergency setting. Topics explored in this unit of study include triage, trauma management, medical and surgical presentations, mental health emergencies, disaster management, and stabilisation and transfer.

Emergency Nursing
Unit of study code 069
Availability Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing

GC single unit of study (single unit of study only available for graduates of Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing or equivalent)

Pre-requisite Single unit of study only available for graduates of Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing or equivalent
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Maria Baric MACN / Sinu Thomas
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Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
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: Triage a) apply emergency-specific clinical judgement in assessment and care of acute and chronic health issues across the life span Assessment 1: Online discussions 10% 4, 8
Theme 2: Medical & surgical presentations b) discuss the process of standardised triage used in Australasia for care prioritisation and allocation of resources Assessment 2: Quiz 10% 7
Theme 3: Trauma c) evaluate emergency nursing strategies for illnesses and injury care related to clinical diagnostics, interventions and surgical procedures Assessment 3: (Literature critique 1,500 words) 30% 5
Theme 4: Mental health presentations d) explain concepts of trauma injury mechanisms related to stabilisation, transfer, re-assessment and escalation of care Assessment 4: Case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 10
Theme 5: Stabilisation and transfer e) analyse multi-disciplinary care objectives inclusive of disability, mental health and cultural safety dimensions in complex clinical situations

f) critically reflect on own practice and the need to maintain a cohesive, coordinated and high-functioning emergency care team informed by best practice guidelines

Emergency Nursing (069) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.