University of Technology Sydney

92449 Health Assessment and Nursing Therapeutics

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This subject assists students in understanding the role of the registered nurse in contemporary health care and the way nursing care is planned and delivered in the Australian context.

Students are introduced to nursing as a person-centred, evidence-based and highly skilled profession aimed at promoting health, providing intervention in situations of health breakdown and supporting recovery. Students explore the process of clinical judgement at a foundational level in the care of adults admitted to hospital. Skills in health assessment, holistic patient-centred and clinical care, professional communication including clinical handover and documentation, team work, application of evidenced-based practice, health promotion and health education are developed in a simulated clinical setting.

Through the exploration of clinical situations, students are guided to develop skills in prioritisation, clinical decision-making and professional communication.The interprofessional nature of nursing work, the essential need for nursing leadership, and the imperatives of quality and safety are conveyed throughout.

This subject facilitates a smooth transition into the accelerated program of the Bachelor of Nursing (C10122).

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