NURS 3015 Health Variations 4 - Acute Life Threatening Conditions

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401211

Coordinator Leanne Hunt Opens in new window

Description Health Variations 4 - Acute Life-Threatening Conditions utilises an evidence base to develop an understanding of the pathophysiology, pharmacological interventions, and nursing care for people across the lifespan who experience acute life-threatening conditions. An important area of focus is detecting and recognising acute deterioration and escalating care.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) NURS 2016

Restrictions Must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing or 4780 Bachelor of Nursing ? WSU Online

Assumed Knowledge

Primary health care, foundational knowledge of human biological sciences including human body systems, basic concepts in pharmacology and pathophysiology and the National Health Priorities and the relationship to nursing practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the causes, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic procedures concerning acute life-threatening conditions.
  2. Apply the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards to justify the selection and prioritisation of nursing strategies to provide safe effective evidence-based nursing care for people who experience an acute life-threatening condition.
  3. Assess appropriate, safe, effective, and evidence-based treatments for people who experience an acute life-threatening condition.
  4. Collaborate effectively when detecting and recognising acute deterioration, and escalating care.

Subject Content

Knowledge and application of the following concepts to inform professional nursing practice related to acute life-threatening health conditions utilising both critical thinking and problem-solving skills
1. Discuss the importance of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
2. Management of the deteriorating patient
- primary and secondary survey for Trauma injury management
3. Sudden unexpected death
- Ethico-legal responsibilities
- pathophysiology
- Pharmacology
- diagnostic procedures
- Nursing management
- habilitation and rehabilitation principles
Indicative Case Histories
- cardiovascular health - Acute Myocardial infarction, cardiac Revascularisation, cardiac surgery
- injury prevention and control - Trauma, Shock (neurological, pelvis, Abdominal, Burns)
- multi-systems failure ? organ donation
- Anaphylaxis ? Airway management

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
Quiz 30 minutes x 2 30 N Individual
Short Answer 1,000 words 40 N Individual
Professional Task 15 minutes 20 N Group
Reflection 500 words 10 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

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