NURS 7066 Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Tai Kwok Opens in new window

Description Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions utilises an evidence-based approach to develop an understanding of pathophysiology, pharmacological interventions, and nursing care for patients who experience acute exacerbations of chronic conditions.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4785 - Master of Nursing Practice (Graduate Entry).

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 related to acute exacerbations of chronic conditions.
  2. Critically analyse the implications and reflect on nursing practice across the lifespan when providing person- centred care for those experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition.
  3. Incorporate the Safety and Quality Health Service Standards to justify the selection and prioritisation of nursing strategies to provide safe effective evidence-based nursing care for a person experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition.
  4. Evaluate appropriate, safe, effective, and evidence-based treatments for a person experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition

Subject Content

1. Knowledge and application of the following concepts to inform professional nursing practice related to acute exacerbations of chronic conditions affecting the cardiovascular, renal, musculoskeletal and respiratory systems:
- pathophysiology
- Pharmacology
- diagnostic procedures
- Nursing management
2. Integrate knowledge of regional, national and global Health Priority areas:
- injury prevention and control
- Arthritis and Musculoskeletal conditions
- cardiovascular disease
3. Factors influencing mobilisation
- deterioration
- Complications
- signs and Symptoms
4. National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards related to nursing care
5. Understand the Aged Care Quality Standards and apply to nursing practice development
6. Recognising and responding to deterioration in health status utilising a person-centred approach and across the life span
7. Indicative Case Histories:
- cardiovascular health ? Congestive cardiac failure, heart failure, Stroke, hypertension
- renal ? Acute and chronic renal failure
- Musculoskeletal? Rheumatoid, Osteoarthritis, and Septic Arthritis
- Respiratory ? Acute Asthma, Infective exacerbation of chronic Airways Limitation (CAL)
- haematological ? leukaemia, lymphoma

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
Presentation 20 minutes 20 N Individual
Intra session exam 60 minutes 30 N Individual
Final Exam 120 minutes 50 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

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