University of Technology Sydney

92024 Medical Surgical Nursing (Graduate Entry)

6cp; 1–2hpw (online and face-to-face lecture), 3hpw (laboratory), 160hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): 92017c Health Assessment and Nursing Therapeutics
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This subject builds on previous clinical subjects. Students develop their understanding and application of nursing processes with increasing emphasis on effective critical reasoning and sound judgement. The focus of learning is on the nursing management of adults admitted to tertiary-care facilities with acute episodic medical-surgical conditions. Students analyse and apply their knowledge and problem solving skills to clinical case scenarios based on commonly encountered medical-surgical problems. Previously achieved nursing competencies are reinforced and relevant nursing skills strengthened and extended including: vital signs and neurological observations, infection control, administration of parenteral medications, generic surgical nursing practice, complex wound care, pain assessment and management, and fluid and electrolyte replacement. Students are exposed to simulated and scenario-based emergency situations and are guided to develop appropriate evidence-based, patient-focused responses. All learning experiences focus on providing safe and effective care to individuals and families drawing upon the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (ACSQHC 2011) and the Essentials of Care program (NSW Health: Nursing and Midwifery Office 2014).

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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