Safety and Quality in Medication Management will allow you to identify the clinical perspectives of therapeutic medication management. You will examine the Quality Use of Medications and the Registered Nurse Practice Standards (2016) to consider legal, professional standards, regulatory guidelines, and ethical practice. You will apply the clinical reasoning cycle and national evidence-based resources to safely administer medications and work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team. Principles and socio-political and health economic implications of medication use for patients, across the lifespan, and from a range of cultural perspectives will be considered.
|Unit name||Safety and Quality in Medication Management|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Doctor Kelly Edwards|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Hobart||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Nursing Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Nursing Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Nursing Study Period 1||30/1/2023||22/2/2023||16/3/2023||30/4/2023|
|Nursing Study Period 3||18/9/2023||9/10/2023||30/10/2023||10/12/2023|
* 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).
- Identify the roles of the registered nurse in relation to medication management across the lifespan.
- Apply principles of clinical reasoning and pharmacology to safely administer medications through various routes correctly, including calculation of drug dose.
- Distinguish between the major groups of medications.
- Practice in alignment with safety and quality in medication management practices through the adherence to national standards and legislation.
- Demonstrate communication skills using structured evidence-informed assessment tools and adhere to academic writing skills.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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PrerequisitesNUR135 Nursing Practice 1
This unit is delivered in a blended delivery mode comprising of face-to-face intensives as well as content delivered online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and selfdirected
All Intensives in the Bachelor of Nursing are condensed face to face campus experiences. Intensives are usually scheduled between Monday and Friday (see individual unit calendars). Intensives provide an opportunity for -student engagement,
In the interests of both personal and public safety, as a registered nursing student with AHPRA you have a professional responsibility and duty as part of your regulatory obligations to ensure the provision of safe and effective nursing care to the public. Therefore, your attendance at Intensives is required and non-attendance will result in the cancellation of PEP and a delay in course completion.
Whilst the unit provides a weekly guide, it is expected that you set your own goals to meet the unit learning outcomes. You are however, expected to have engaged with the relevant online learning activities before you attend the Intensives.
|Assessment||Medications Calculations Examination|Objective Structured Clinical Examination - Practical Medication Administration (40%)|Case Study Analysis (20%)|Final Written Examination (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Tiziani, A 2017, Harvard’s guide to drugs, 10th edition, Mosby, Sydney, NSW -
Berman, A, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Burton, P & Harvey, N (2021), Skills in Clinical Nursing, Pearson Australia (Health Assessments) ebook (1st & 2nd yr) and companion book available as ebook
Bauldoff, G., Gubrud, P., Carno, A., Levett-Jones, T., Hales, M., Berry, K., Carville, T., Dwyer, T., Knox, N., Moxham, L., Reid-Searl, K. & Stanley, D. 2020. Lemone and Burke’s Medical-Surgical Nursing, Critical thinking for person-centred care. 4th ed. Pearson, Melbourne.
Berman, A, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Dwyer, T, Hales, M., Harvey, N., Langtree. Moxham, L, Parker, Reid-Searl, K, Stanley, D (2018). Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing; Concepts, Process and Practice. Pearson. Australia
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