University of Technology Sydney

92442 Complex Nursing Care: Medical Surgical

6cp; 3hpw (lab), 1hpw (lecture)
Requisite(s): (90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10122 Bachelor of Nursing OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10123 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of International Studies OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10351 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) AND (92438 Medical Surgical Nursing OR 92322 Medical Surgical Nursing OR 92450 Medical Surgical Nursing (Graduate Entry) OR 92454 Medical Surgical Nursing)



This subject builds on skills introduced in 92438 Medical Surgical Nursing and 92437 Nursing Care of the Older Person to extend students' abilities to practise in a range of more complex medical–surgical contexts. Through the use of simulation, students are provided opportunities to work in small nursing teams to make autonomous decisions on caring for patients with complex health conditions. The importance of comprehensive health assessment is particularly emphasised along with well-targeted nursing interventions, appropriately planned nursing care and the application of best evidence to practice. Particular attention is paid to recognising and responding to the clinically deteriorating patient. Learning experiences drawing on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards: Second Edition (ACSQHC 2018) and the Essentials of Care program (NSW Health: Nursing and Midwifery Office 2014) focus on providing safe and effective care to individuals and families. At all times during this subject nursing practice is considered in an interprofessional framework. Students also have the opportunity to reflect on their practice and determine self-identified learning needs appropriate to the subject's focus.

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Autumn session, City campus

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