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High Acuity Nursing - NURS6019

Year - 2018

This unit of study extends the students understanding of acute illness and introduces them to the complex challenges of caring for critically ill and physiologically unstable patients in high acuity settings. An important component of this unit of study is the understanding of the nursing assessment and management required when caring for patients with rapidly changing clinical conditions. Using a systematic approach to patient assessment students will develop nursing practices and interventions designed to meet the needs of these patients. In this context, specific clinical situations will be identified which include caring for patients with altered circulation, trauma, and severe sepsis. This unit also explores the high acuity environment and the technological monitoring devices that can be used to assist in the management of these acutely ill patients. It builds on knowledge and capabilities developed in NURS 5084 Nursing the Acutely Ill Person

Classes
6x2-hr lectures, 4x3-hr labs, 11x2-hr tutorial, and clinical placements (80-hrs)

Assessment
Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline

Pre-requisites

NURS5082 and NURS5084 and (NURS5042 or NURS5083) and (NURS5043 or NURS5086)

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Mallet St
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Westmead
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