Students cannot enrol in this unit if they have already completed the unit CNA787. This unit is only available to registered nurses. Students undertaking this unit should be employed in areas where they can gain exposure to trauma care.
Students undertaking the Emergency Nursing stream are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
This unit is underpinned by the theories and the practice of trauma nursing. The kinematics of trauma, patterns and mechanisms of injury, common trauma presentations and physiological response to trauma across the age spectrum will be examined. Students will extend their knowledge and skills in clinical assessment, problem solving and communication, through a theoretical exploration of the trauma literature and clinical practice.
|Unit name||Trauma Nursing|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Ms Alexandra Pryce|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Understand and describe the applied pathophysiological nature of rapidly changing patient conditions including diagnosis, pharmacological and psychosocial dimensions across the age spectrums. a. Apply contextual knowledge of trauma nursing to patients using understanding of the physiology b. Apply problem solving capabilities to address common trauma presentations c. Justify prescribed therapeutic interventions against evidence based literature
- Discuss and analyse data gained from assessment, monitoring and laboratory findings against evidence based literature. a. Utilise problem solving skills that incorporates data gained from integrated assessment and monitoring practices b. Recommends alternative options based upon assessment findings
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CNA787
Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Quiz (20%)|Educational Paper & Online Discussion (30%)|Case Study (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Required||Curtis, K, Ramsden, C, Considine, J, Fry, M & Shaban R. (eds) 2019, Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics, 3rd edn, Elsevier Australia, Sydney||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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