NURS 7066 Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401446

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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

Discipline General Nursing

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Co-requisite(s) NURS 7071 - Introduction to alterations in health

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in program 4785 - Master of Nursing Practice (Preregistration).

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 and clinical manifestations
  • Pharmacology

2. Diagnosis

  • Evidence-based management including prioritisation of nursing actions by accessing and analysing the best available evidence, that includes research findings, for safe, quality practice
  • Alterations to the cardiovascular system, Introduction to alterations in the cardiovascular system
  • Alterations to Renal System
  • Alterations to the Haematological System
  • Alterations to the Pulmonary system, oxygen use in adults in acute care (ACI), nursing management of acute respiratory failure
  • Application of the National and Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • Comprehensive Care Standard minimising patient harm (incorporates pressure injuries, delirium, nutrition & hydration, and minimising restraint)
  • Preventing & Controlling Infection


 

Special Requirements

Essential equipment

Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

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 10 minutes 30 N Individual
Short Answer 750 words 30 N Individual
Final Exam 60 minutes 40 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring

Hawkesbury

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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