Students should be situated in an emergency setting. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.
This unit explores the role of the emergency nurse in the clinical setting. Clinical practice is an integral part of the unit, through which students explore practice issues in the area of emergency care. The unit focuses on the development of effective communication skills, accurate assessment and prioritisation skills, and the integration of knowledge and evidence based practice concepts learned from CNA772.
|Unit name||Foundations of Emergency Nursing Practice|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Melanie Carstairs|
|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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- Perform the required skills, including assessment, therapeutic monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the emergency patient.
- Demonstrate a satisfactory professional, analytical approach to nursing the emergency patient and an understanding of the way in which nurses work in a specialist area.
- Explore the nature of emergency nursing related to practicing in a highly technological, collaborative and time critical environment.
- Apply problem solving skills to nursing management of a patient presenting to the emergency department.
- Critically evaluate nursing care to ensure best practice is implemented in an emergency related specialist area.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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|Assessment||Portfolio|Portfolio (30%)|Essay (50%)|Portfolio (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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