School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Health Variations 4 (Advanced) - Acute Life Threatening ConditionsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401216.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sharon Jacobs

Assumed Knowledge
Primary health care, knowledge of human biological sciences including human body systems, concepts in pharmacology and pathophysiology and the National Health Priorities and the relationship to nursing practice.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced).

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit develops a student’s knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills related to the pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing care for people who experience an acute life-threatening and/or traumatic condition that may involve multiple systems failure. National Health Priority case histories used in the unit will focus on cardiovascular disease, and injury prevention and control. The unit will also consider habilitation and rehabilitation of people who have experienced acute life-threatening or traumatic complex health issues. Workshops will be used to provide the student with the necessary advanced assessment, clinical problem-solving skills and simulation experiences to recognise the deteriorating patient with potential life-threatening conditions and intervene with reporting, monitoring and initiation of treatment skills.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

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