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Unit details

HNN122 - Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 2

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) - only available for commencing students with credit for prior learning for the pre-requisite units

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329 or be an Enrolled Nurse undertaking a single unit enrolment

Unit chair:

Trimester 2: Jennifer Hosking

Trimester 3: Michele McGrath

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Michele McGrath, Warrnambool: Lorraine Mielnik/Sue Ireland, IKE: Gill Rea

Prerequisite:

HNN112

Corequisite:

HNN114

Contact hours:

2 Cloud (online) hours, 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 2 hour simulation session per week

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

Content

This unit is the second unit in the Clinical Studies Cluster: Year 1. In this unit nursing knowledge and skills introduced in previous units are further developed in the provision of person-centred care. Within the context of pre and post procedural care students will develop an understanding of symptom management: pain, nausea and vomiting, altered fluid and electrolytes, infection, constipation, dyspnoea, fatigue, anxiety, and grief. Symptom management will be presented in the context of comprehensive and focused assessment, implementation of appropriate evidence-based interventions, and evaluation of outcomes. The principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics will be introduced as the foundation for therapeutic use of medicines. During a two (2) week clinical placement students will have the opportunity to further develop and apply knowledge and skills learned in this unit and previous units.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Online tests 4 x 30 minutes (equivalent 2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 60%

Assessment task 3: Skills (equivalent 1500 words) hurdle requirement

Assessment task 4: Clinical assessment pass/fail (equivalent 1000 words)

Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children Act

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 1 July 2007.

** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012

Prescribed texts

Berman, A, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Dwyer, T, Hales, T, Harvey, N, Luxford, Y, Moxham, L, Park, T, Parker, B, Reid-Searl, K & Stanley, D 2012, Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing, 2nd edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW.

Tollefson, J 2012, Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing students, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1538$1230$5794$8518

* 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.

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