This unit of study will examine the integration of theoretical and clinical components of nursing knowledge to enable the provision of care to acutely ill patients. From a person-centred care perspective the responses of individuals and their families to an acute disruption in health will be explored. The content of this unit relates to medical/surgical nursing and focuses on the themes of disruptions to health, the impact of illness and surgery, the process of nursing care, especially in the peri-operative phase for individuals and their families, based on an evidence-based approach to nursing care. Legislation and legal responsibilities and nursing actions in relation to treatment, surgery and medication administration are also examined in this unit.
9x2-hr lectures, 4x2-hr tutorials, 9x2-hr clinical labs and clinical placement (80-hrs)
Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline