HNN752 - Core Principles of Care for the Critically Ill Patient

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Semester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(Must be enrolled in H545, H565, H566, H567, H645, H665, H666, H667, H771.

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

HNN751

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Theoretical component: students will be expected to undertake 150 hours comprised of directed and self-directed study in a combination online modules and seminars. Students are also normally required to complete a minimum of 24 hours a week in specialty clinical practice in their employing hospital.

In-person attendance requirements

Students are also normally required to complete a minimum of 24 hours a week in specialty clinical practice in their employing hospital.

Content

The unit focuses on core principles of nursing and collaborative care and evidence-based practices to optimally manage critically ill patients. Engagement with this unit material and clinical practice will enable students to identify, synthesise, analyse and critically evaluate complex data from patient and technologically-derived sources to inform decision making that delivers safe, high quality person-centred nursing care. The unit also aims to build teamwork and communication skills to establish and maintain collaborative professional respectful relationships with critical care colleagues and to manage risk in order to optimise patient care.

The unit covers the role of specialist nurses in managing critically ill patients in relation to: the implementation and management of therapeutic technologies for major organ insufficiency and failure including oxygen therapy, artificial airways and mechanical and non-invasive ventilation; interventional cardiac procedures; pharmacological therapies including vasoactives, fibrinolytics and antiarrhythmics; and principles of specialist critical care practice in clinical risk management and clinical decision making based on best research evidence.

Hurdle requirement

  • 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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