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This subject is designed to provide the theoretical foundation for entry into specialty emergency nursing practice. Students will extend their understanding of general to systemic pathology of organ systems. This will be applied to the assessment and management of high prevalence conditions. Patient and family perspectives of illness will be considered in the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary care planning. Students will gain essential knowledge to plan manage and monitor emergency care interventions. They will apply scientific principles and research evidence underpinning the use of the primary and secondary survey and identify patients at risk of life threatening complications. Students will become familiar with immediate interventions required to establish and maintain patient stability, including, but not limited to advanced life support techniques.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students will demonstrate theoretical knowledge in emergency nursing by:
- Integrating core principles covered in the subject and its pre-requisite, Applied Pathophysiology, to develop foundational knowledge in the principles of emergency assessment and resuscitation;
- Applying knowledge and skills learnt in the subject to plan and implement specialist emergency nursing care;
- Selecting and evaluating emergency nursing interventions in for patients with high prevalence conditions.
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and graduate coursework student:
- A capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in written modes of communication;
- A capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work.
- An ability to evaluate and synthesize the research and professional literature in this discipline.
Last updated: 2 December 2019