This unit will support students to develop evidence-based knowledge and skills in acute and complex care and a critical understanding of relevant frameworks, strategies and priorities and their implications for professional practice. The registered nurse has a key role in the delivery of safe, quality, appropriate and effective time-sensitive acute care and integrated complex care to persons from diverse population groups (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) and contexts, across the lifespan. The students will apply critical thinking skills to develop evidence-informed,
culturally safe and appropriate acute care and complex care nursing in a range of settings. Students will critically examine complexity theory, global, national and local acute care and complex care strategies, priorities and policies, their interrelation with social determinants of health and social deprivation, and the potential and actual implications of these for the coordinated delivery of services to people in urban, regional and rural and remote regions. The role of technology in acute care (including its support for recognising a patient's acute deterioration) and for managing patient pathways and co-ordinating complex care in a fragmented health system will be critically reviewed. Students will critically consider their future leadership role and responsibility in striving for better health outcomes, improving access to safe, high quality, integrated and flexible healthcare for people with acute and complex health needs. Students will develop and evaluate services in partnerships with hospital and community services.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - CLINICAL REASONING 2ND EDITION
ALL THE REMAINING TITLES ARE RECOMMNENDED
PRESCRIBED TEXT - SKILLS IN CLINICAL NURSING 2ND EDITION
PRESCRIBED TEXT -LEMONE AND BURKE'S MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING: CRITICAL THINKING FOR PERSON-CENTRED CARE
PRESCRIBED TEXT -PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND 3RD EDITION