NURS 2029 Professional Practice Experience 4

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401012

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Description Professional Practice Experience 4 focuses on the development of the role and clinical skills of the registered nurse when caring for people experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition. A simulated professional task will assist with the development of essential clinical communications and a professional experience placement to evaluate clinical skills development. The unit includes 160 hours of Professional Experience Placement.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) NURS 2028

Co-requisite(s) NURS 2038 AND
NURS 2016

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4780 Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online.

Assumed Knowledge

Foundational knowledge of primary health care, professional communication, roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse, perioperative nursing, and human biological and behavioural sciences.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply the principles of safe medication administration in complex clinical scenarios in a simulated and clinical learning environment.
  2. Evaluate nursing care plans by monitoring progress towards the expected goals and health outcomes.
  3. Plan and negotiate how practice will be evaluated and the time frame of engagement
  4. Utilise an evidence-based approach to assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care in a simulated and clinical learning environment.
  5. Perform safe medication administration, with a focus of non-parenteral and parenteral medications, for people experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition or illness in a simulated and clinical learning environment.
  6. Practise in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines and other relevant standards or requirements in nursing.

Subject Content

Major Content
- National Health Priority areas of cardiovascular health, asthma, diabetes mellitus, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, and mental health
- Apply National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
a. Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections
b. Medication Safety
c. Patient Identification and Procedure Matching
d. Clinical Handover
e. Blood and Blood Products
f. Preventing and managing pressure injuries
g. Preventing falls and harm from falls
- Assessment, admission procedures and the nursing history
- Recognising and responding to variations in health status
- Nursing care and management
- Numeracy ? medication calculations
- Working in multi-disciplinary teams
- Clinical practicum
Core Practice Skills
- Nursing assessment
a. respiratory assessment (including lung auscultation and chest x-rays)
b. cardiovascular assessment (including pulses, peripheral vascular disease)
c. neuromuscular assessment and gait
d. alterations in swallowing
- Assessing variations in health status
a. 12 lead ECG
b. Cardiac monitoring
c. O2 saturations
d. spirometry
e. BGL
f. vital signs
g. work of breathing
- Responding to variations in vital signs and health parameters
a. prioritising care
b. O2 therapy (delivery devices, home O2)
c. medication therapy (eg. nebulisers, MDIs, anginine, anti-hypertensives)
d. CPR
e. interpretation of common blood tests
- Safety
a. Hand hygiene
b. mobility assessment and management
c. assessment of risk for aspiration
d. accurate medication calculation and administration
e. care of a person with a seizure
f. care of a person at risk of harm to self or others
- IV medication administration, complex
a. Fluid & electrolyte balance
b. IV medication administration (antibiotics, insulin,)
c. IV Blood products administration (PC, albumin, filters)
d. introduction to chemotherapy
- Communication and assessment skills
a. persons who are either delirious or agitated
b. substance use withdrawal
c. depressed and anxious person
d. family focused care - assisting a distressed family and/or carers
Indicative Case Histories
- Cardiovascular and Neurovascular health ? Congestive Heart Failure, angina, PVD, Stroke, Hypertension
- Respiratory heath - COPD, pneumonia, Child experiencing acute asthma
- Cancer control ? leukaemia
- Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions ? Rheumatoid, Septic arthritis
- Injury prevention and control ? Aged persons with neurodegenerative disorders
- Diabetes Mellitus ? Child with Type 1 ? Aged person Type 2 diabetes
- Mental Health & Wellbeing - anxiety, depression
- Aged person with chronic illness - Osteoarthritis

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Special Requirements - NSW Health Legislative Prerequisites

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

To be eligible to enrol in this subject and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University program requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Program Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your program.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your program, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

  1.  Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one
  2.  Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history
  3.  Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements
  4.  Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements; the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire program.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire program - approved program providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • http://training.gov.au
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW students only)

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Numerical Problem Solving 30 minutes S/U Y Individual
Simulation 20 minutes S/U Y Individual
Practical Exam 25 minutes S/U Y Individual
Participation - Attendance 100% S/U Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance - Professional Experience Placement 160 hours S/U Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Hill R., Hall, H., & Glew,P.(2017). Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: A person-centred approach to care. (3rd ed.). North Ryde, NSW: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wsudt/detail.action?docID=4745565

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

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2022 Trimester 2

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2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Trimester 3

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