School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Family Health Care: High Acuity NursingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400761.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400062 - Nursing Therapeutics 9

400753 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 AND 400757 Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 OR 400825 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 (Advanced)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Restrictions on clinical practicum placements because of safety and professional issues when dealing with the public. Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) or Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) and must have met Special Requirements for these courses.

About this Unit
This unit will elaborate and consolidate mechanisms of health breakdown and complex nursing concepts and professional nursing practices that promote, maintain and support health and wellness. The focus is on providing professional nursing care of people who are experiencing acute, profound physiological, psychosocial and spiritual health breakdown.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

1). Students are required to complete a Working with Children Check leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the category of volunteer for some placements within The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network. Students will need to: i. Access the Commission for Children and Young People website and complete an online application form to generate an application number, ii. Present an application number and identification to a NSW Motor Registry or Government Access Centre prior to issuance by mail of a Working with Children Check number, iii. Submit the letter with a valid Working with Children Check number to the School of Nursing and Midwifery to facilitate processing of a school placement if requested; 2). Criminal Record Check form prior to 1 June 2010 or a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate; 3). Adult Health Immunisation Schedule; 4). Code of Conduct Agreement; 5). First Aid Certificate. Additional - For International Students: Police Check (with English translation) from their home country or any other country where they have lived.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students will require a calculator for maths in tutorials and CPU; uniform for clinical placement and final skill assessment, nurses watch, stethoscope (recommended). A student is required to wear closed shows (covering heels and instep). Students who do not wear the correct clothing will be excluded from clinical practicum sessions.

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