This unit of study provides students with opportunities to consolidate and expand their clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes within the specialty of interventional radiology nursing. It concentrates on healthcare in the periprocedural environment. In applying theory to practice providing optimum nursing care, students examine, anatomy and physiology, pharmacokinetics preparing people for procedures and managing techniques and technology specific to the procedural environment. The nurse working in interventional radiology needs a sound foundation of physiology, disease processes, assessment and management options to form the basis for clinical decision-making and problem-solving.
|Interventional Radiology Nursing|
|Unit of study code||331|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Pre-requisite||330 – Principles of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nursing|
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Prescribed texts||Prescribed textbook:
Lewandowski, R., Mchan, L., Patel, P.J. & Kandarpa, K. (c2023). Kandarpa handbook of interventional radiologic procedures, (6th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
Craft, J.A., Gordon, C.J., Huether, S.E., McCance, K.L., and Brashers, V.L. (2019) Understanding Pathophysiology – ANZ adaptation, (3rd Edn.) Mosby Elsevier
Craft, J.A., Gordon, C.J., Huether, S.E., McCance, K.L., & Brashers, V.L. (2019). Understanding pathophysiology – ANZ adaptation, (3rd ed.). Mosby Elsevier.
|Co-ordinated by||Ross Pancho
|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: Applied anatomy and physiology in interventional radiology||a) apply an advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology to the nursing care of people receiving care in the IR setting||Assessment 1: Knowledge check||5%||2|
|Theme 2: Pharmacotherapy||b) analyse the pharmacological interventions, management, and its potential implications for IR procedures||Assessment 2a: Professional goal setting||5%||3|
|Theme 3: Interventional radiology procedures and associated nursing care||c) appraise the role of the interventional radiology (IR) nurse in optimising person-centred outcomes in the IR environment||Assessment 3: Policy critique (options 1 or 2)||40%||5|
|Theme 4: Evaluation of care||d) analyse the standards, policies or procedures that inform evidence-based care in the IR setting||Assessment 4: Care analysis||45%||9|
|e) evaluate the evidence-based nursing care required to meet the physical and psychological needs of a person in the IR setting||Assessment 2b: Reflection in learning||5%||10|
Interventional Radiology Nursing (331) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.