Courses & Units

Triage & Complex Management of the Emergency & Trauma Patient CNA787

Note:

This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.

Introduction

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.


Summary

Unit name Triage & Complex Management of the Emergency & Trauma Patient
Unit code CNA787
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Alexandra Pryce
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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 emergency 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
not applicable

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Requisites

Prerequisites

CNA784

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CNA618

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentQuiz (20%)|Discussion posts (online) (30%)|Case Study (50%)
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Textbooks

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.

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