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HNN752 - Core Principles of Care for the Critically Ill Patient

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Elizabeth Oldland

Contact hours:

Theoretical component 3 hours per week - a combination of classes, cloud (online) modules and seminars. Students will be expected to undertake an additional 7 hours per week of independent study

Note:

This unit is part of the Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Emergency Care and Critical Care Specialty streams of the Master of Nursing Practice for students who are also employed in a suitable clinical area in partnership with Deakin University.

 

^Students enrol as Cloud (online) students, however there are significant campus requirements.

 

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit is divided into four distinct modules and covers: systems and principles of homeostatic maintenance including acid-base balance, fluid and electrolyte balance, intravenous fluid management and advanced life support; the implementation and management of therapeutic technologies including oxygen therapy, artificial airways, mechanical and non-invasive ventilation; pharmacology and pharmacokinetics including inotropes, vasoactives, fibrinolytics and antiarrhythmics; and concepts of practice within the specific role of the critical care nurse for example patient weaning, cardiac pacing and clinical decision making related to mechanical ventilation.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assignment (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%

Assessment task 3: Tests (3) 20%.

Assessment task 4: Clinical assessment Pass/fail, satisfactory completion of clinical competencies.

Both the theoretical and clinical components of the assessment must be passed in order to successfully gain an overall pass in this unit. Compulsory clinical hurdles form part of the assessment of this unit. Recognition of the importance of clinical assessments is calculated in the overall student workload.

Note: Failure of a compulsory practicum component in a unit will normally lead to exclusion.

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