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|Unit chair:||E Oldland|
|Contact hours:||Theoretical component 3 hours per week (a combination of lectures, online tutorials and seminars). Students will be expected to undertake an additional 7 hours per week of independent study|
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.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
*Students enrol as off campus students, however there are significant on campus requirements.
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.
Assignment (1500 words) 40%, examination (1.5 hours) 40%, tests (3) 20%.
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.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.