The purpose of this unit of study is to enable you to advance your knowledge, specialist skills and core competencies required to care for patients in acute care setting. You will have the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and experience and this subject will also encourage you to critically evaluate your own practice. Concepts explored in this unit of study will focus on factors used for the assessment and management of clinical deterioration.
|Principles of Acute Care Nursing|
|Unit of study code||038|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Co-requisite||277 – Stress Response and Health Breakdown|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Sinu Thomas
|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: Care of the deteriorating person||a) discuss the dynamic nature of acute illnesses and the related assessment findings in recognition and management of clinical deterioration||Assessment 1: Interactive video and reflection||10%||2|
|Theme 2: Respiratory consideration in acutely ill||b) interpret specialist knowledge, assessment skills and information to support an improved standard of care||Assessment 2: Online discussion||10%||4, 10|
|Theme 3: Recognising and managing circulatory function||c) propose advanced clinical decision-making skills related to care of people with acute illness or injury||Assessment 3 Analysis of care||40%||5|
|Theme 4: Clinical issues in neurological nursing||d) discuss illness and injury specific management strategies informed by contemporary evidence and current clinical guidelines||Assessment 4: Poster and discussion paper||40%||9|
|Theme 5: Gastrointestinal and metabolic consideration in acutely ill||e) conceptualise the strategies for collaborative partnerships and their impact on person-centered care|
|Theme 6: Renal considerations||f) critically reflect on your own practice in relation to culture safety and the delivery of equitable and respectful health care|
Principles of Acute Care Nursing (038) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2022 Member price (10% discount)||2022 Non-member price||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.