This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.
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||Triage & Complex Management of the Emergency & Trauma Patient|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Melanie Carstairs|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- 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|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CNA618
|Assessment||(20%)| (60%)|Quiz (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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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