HNN215 - Quality Use of Medicines
|Year||2017 unit information|
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329, S323
Burwood (Melbourne): Linda Rhodes, IKE: Gill Rea
All of HBS109, HNN114 and HNN122 or for students enrolled in S323 Bachelor of Biomedical Science all of HBS109, SLE115 and SLE211
2 Cloud (online) hours, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery
In this unit, which forms part of the Supportive Studies Cluster, students’ knowledge of safe administration of medications within a range of contexts will be extended. Students will have the opportunity to further their knowledge of broad drug classes, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and quality use of medications in health care. The main focus of learning in this unit will be the nurse’s role in medication management, including safe administration practices, knowledge of risks such as medication error, adverse effects and drug interactions. The benefits of patient participation in medication management and patient education will also be addressed.
Assessment task 1: Case study (1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 60%
AMA 2014, Australian medicines handbook, Australian Medical Association, Adelaide, SA.
Broyles, B, Reiss, B, Evans, M, McKenzie, G, Pleunik, S & Page, R 2013, Pharmacology in nursing, A&NZ edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Vic.
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