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NUR2199 Clinical AA Situated Practice

Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Fraser Coast
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Nursing and Midwifery
Version produced : 30 December 2013

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Staffing

Examiner: Lyn Forrest
Moderator: Joachim Ferrer

Requisites

Pre-requisite: (NUR2000 and NUR2099) or (NUR2000 and NUR1099 and NUR1140 and NUR1200)

Other requisites

Recommended prior study: NUR1200 and BIO1203

Rationale

Nursing is a practice profession and as such the inclusion of a sequence of professional skill experience is fundamental to ensure safe practice not only as a beginning practitioner, but also as a student, during actual clinical courses. This course, consistent with the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing, enables the student to blend foundational knowledge, together with critical thinking and professional nursing skills.

Synopsis

This course applies the concepts of personal and client vulnerability, safety, fundamentals of nursing care, advocacy and medico-legal aspects from a bio-psycho-social perspective. It promotes a holistic approach to client assessment and management as students extend their prior learning by applying simulated learning situations to their clinical experiences. This will facilitate the development of students' personal and therapeutic communication skills with the aim of producing learners who are able to demonstrate assessment skills, ability to priortise care, critical thinking, reflection and safe transfer of theory from the simulated situations to the real world of practice and to their subsequent courses of study. A clinical practicum experience is incorporated in this course to enable students to apply their learning to the 'real world of nursing practice.'

Objectives

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. perform accurate nursing assessments of clients experiencing problems relating to altered homeostasis. (U2. Problem Solving; U4. Written and Oral Communication; U5. Interpersonal Skills; U6. Teamwork U7. Cultural Literacy; U 9. Creativity, Initiative and Enterprise); (ANMC 1,2,3,5, 9, 10); (assessed: Lab Attendance and Participation; Clinical Practicum; Laboratory Assessments and Part A & B exams.)
  2. critically analyse, interpret events and intervene appropriately in the care of vulnerable clients
    (U1. Ethical Research and Inquiry; U2. Problem Solving; U3. Academic, Professional and Digital Literacy; U4. Written and Oral Communication; U5. Interpersonal Skills; U6. Teamwork U7. Cultural Literacy; U8. Management, Planning and Organisational Skills; U9. Creativity, Initiative and Enterprise; U10. Sustainable Practice); (ANMC 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); (assessed: Lab Attendance and Participation; Clinical Practicum; Laboratory Assessment and Part A and B exams.)
  3. identify the appropriate theory, the principles for nursing practice and the evidence for practice which support the implementation of psychomotor nursing skills. (U1. Ethical Research and Inquiry; U2. Problem Solving; U3. Academic, Professional and Digital Literacy; U4. Written and Oral Communication; U5. Interpersonal Skills; U6. Teamwork U7. Cultural Literacy; U8. Management, Planning and Organisational Skills; U9. Creativity, Initiative and Enterprise); ANMC 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10); (assessed: Lab Attendance and Participation; Clinical Practicum; Laboratory Assessments and Part A & B exams.)
  4. transfer interpersonal and psychomotor skills learned in simulated clinical laboratory sessions to the provision of appropriate and effective safe client care during clinical practice. (U2. Problem Solving; U8. Management, Planning and Organisational Skills; U9. Creativity, Initiative and Enterprise; U10. Sustainable Practice); (ANMC 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); (assessed: Lab Attendance and Participation; Clinical Practicum; Laboratory Assessments)
  5. effectively use appropriate theory & principles of professional, therapeutic written and verbal communication when interacting with clients and members of the health care team (U3. Academic,, Professional and Digital Literacy; U4. Written and Oral Communication; U5. Interpersonal Skills; U6. Teamwork); (ANMC 4,6,9,10); (assessed: Lab Attendance and Participation; Clinical Practicum; Laboratory Assessments and Part A and B exams.)
  6. apply transcultural principles of practice when planning, delivering and evaluating outcomes of client care (U7. Cultural Literacy; U8. Management, Planning and Organisational Skills; U9. Creativity, Initiative and Enterprise; U10. Sustainable Practice); (ANMC 2,3,5,6,7,8,9); (assessed: Lab Attendance and Participation; Clinical Practicum; Laboratory Assessments, and Part A and B exams)
  7. safely administer medications to clients experiencing altered health processes and provide appropriate client teaching related to safe use of medications (including action, dosage, contraindications, adverse reactions of medications) . (U1. Ethical Research and Inquiry; U2. Problem Solving; U3. Academic, Professional and Digital Literacy; U4. Written and Oral Communication; U5. Interpersonal Skills; U6. Teamwork U7. Cultural Literacy; U8. Management, Planning and Organisational Skills; U9. Creativity, Initiative and Enterprise); ANMC 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10); (assessed: Lab Attendance and Participation, Clinical Practicum, laboratory Assessments and Part A and B exams)
  8. act as client advocate in clinical situations (U1. Ethical Research and Inquiry; U2. Problem Solving; U4. Written and Oral Communication; U5. Interpersonal Skills; U6. Teamwork; U7. Cultural Literacy; U8. Management, Planning and Organisational Skills; U9. Creativity, Initiative and Enterprise); (ANMC 1,2,7,8,9); (assessed: Lab Attendance and Participation; Clinical Practicum; Laboratory Assessment and Part A and B exams.)

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Applying assessment models in practice: nursing care of vulnerable clients: assessment skills, planning, delivering care and evaluating outcomes; biophysical and holistic perspective ; critical thinking; reflective practice 30.00
2. Therapeutic interactions with client experiencing complex health breakdown processes: personal and client vulnerability; problems of homeostasis (including burdens of disease); evidence of basic fundamentals / principles of nursing care - medication administration; psychomotor skills; trans-cultural principles; advocacy; medico legal-aspects 50.00
3. Professional and therapeutic communication: written, oral, patient education 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2012&sem=01&subject1=NUR2199)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

  • Brown, D & Edwards, H 2007, Lewis's medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 2nd edn, Elsevier Australia, Marrickville, NSW.
  • Dempsey, J. French, J. Hillage, S. Wilson, V 2009, Fundamentals of Nursing & Midwifery – a Person Centered Approach to Care, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Pty. Ltd, Broadway, NSW.
  • Faculty of Sciences 2012, Clinical Placement Information Guide and Workbook - Course NUR2199 Clinical Practice AA: Situated Practice.
    (Available USQ Study Desk NUR2199 site.)
  • Faculty of Sciences 2012, Course Information Guide - Course NUR2199 Clinical Practice AA: Situated Practice.
    (Study Desk NUR2199 site.)
  • Tiziani, A 2010, Harvard's Nuring Guide to Drugs, 8th edn, Elsevier-Mosby, Marrickville, N.S.W.
  • Tollefson, J 2010, Clinical Psychomotor Skills: Assessment Tools for Nursing Students, 4th edn, Thomson Learning Australia Pty Ltd, South Melbourne.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • Beverage, D (ed.) 2008, Assessment Made Incredibly Easy, 4th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
  • Marieb, EN & Hoehn, K 2010, Human Anatomy and Physiology, 8th edn, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco.
    (ISBN 9780321584199 Pack includes, textbook, Interactive Physiology 10-System Suite, A Brief Atlas to the Human Body 2nd edn. and Access to myA&P™ Website with myeBook for Human Anatomy & Physiology, Eighth Edition.)

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Clinical Experience 80.00
Laboratory 22.00
Online Lectures 14.00
Private Study 50.00
Test 2.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
CLINICAL PLACEMENT 1 1 29 Feb 2012 (see note 1)
LAB ATTEND AND PARTICIPATION 1 1 29 Feb 2012 (see note 2)
LABORATORY ASSESSMENTS 50 40 29 Feb 2012 (see note 3)
PT A OF 2HR RESTRICTED EXAM 40 29 End S1 (see note 4)
PT B OF 2HR RESTRICTED EXAM 20 29 End S1 (see note 5)

NOTES
  1. Clinical Performance Evaluation Tool/Time Sheet/ Clinical Workbook; Due 1 week after completion of individual student's allocated clinical placement.
  2. Laboratory Attendance and Participation Assessments will be assessed by the lecturer on a weekly basis throughout the semester.
  3. Dates for Laboratory Assessments will be advised by the examiner at the start the semester.
  4. Examination date will be published with the exam timetable. Please refer tp the examination timetable when published.
  5. Examination date will be published with the exam timetable. Please refer tp the examination timetable when published.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the student's responsibility to: (a) attend 100% of the clinical laboratory sessions (b) attend 100% of the clinical placement assigned to the student including all shifts as allocated at the beginning of the clinical placement by the preceptor or facilitator (these may involve day shifts, evening shifts, night shifts, weekend shifts and public holidays). Changes to rostered shifts will only be considered for extremely extenuating circumstances and require the written permission of the course examiner or facilitatorc) attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for item b, as part of this practicum either on campus or at the clinical venue including orientation, briefing sessions, debriefing sessions, tutorials or in-service. (d) be informed about course-related activities and administration (e) access and obtain all material provided to complete course objectives and activities.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete Laboratory Attendance, students must fulfil the 100% attendance and requirements for participation.

    To satisfactorily complete the Clinical Placement and gain a mark of 1, students must attend 100% of the required hours of clinical practice and demonstrate each of the competencies on the Clinical Performance Evaluation Tool to a satisfactory level. The objectives for clinical practice must be satisfactorily completed within the allocated 80 hours or a failed grade will result. There will be no supplemental clinical time.

    To satisfactorily complete the Laboratory Assessment, students must obtain a passing grade of 50% of the marks allocated.

    To satisfactorily complete the end of semester examination students must achieve at least 50% of the combined weighted marks available for Part A and Part B of the exam.

    Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, Students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assessments after the due date without prior approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment will be deducted for each working day late.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of a passing grade, students must be assessed at a satisfactory level (the mark of 1) on the Laboratory Attendance and Participation Assessment, the mark of one (1) on the Clinical Placement and obtain at least 50% of the combined total weighted marks available for this course in the following: the Laboratory Assessment and the End of Semester Examination. Students MUST attempt all assessment items.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There will be a 2 hour examination for this course. Exams for this course are restricted: Candidates are allowed access only to specific materials during a restricted examination. The only material that candidates may use in the restricted examination for this course are: writing materials (non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination); calculators which cannot hold textual information or be programmed (students must indicate on their examination paper the make and model of any calculator(s) they use during the examination). Students’, whose first language is not English, may take an appropriate unmarked non-electronic translation dictionary (but not technical dictionary) into the examination. Dictionaries with any handwritten notes will not be permitted. Translation dictionaries will be subject to perusal and may be removed from the candidate’s possession until appropriate disciplinary action is completed if found to contain material that could give the candidate an unfair advantage.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    During the examination period of the following semester.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for Assessment. If requested, students will be required to provide a copy of assignments submitted for assessment purposes. Such copies should be despatched to the USQ within 24 hours of receipt of a request being made.

  2. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.

  3. The Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. The Faculty will normally only accept assessments that have been written, typed or printed on paper-based media.

  5. The examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  6. The Faculty will normally only accept assessments that have been written, typed or printed on paper-based media.

  7. In the event that an assignment is due on a public holiday in their local area such as a show day, the due date will be the next day. Students must note on the assignment cover the date of the show day for the examiner's convenience.

  8. Students who for medical, family, personal or employer related reasons are unable to complete an assignment or sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply through the Faculty Assessment Section. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded; IDS (incomplete deferred examination), IDM Incomplete deferred makeup), IDB (Incomplete both deferred examination and make-up work).

  9. Where a student has failed to achieve a passing grade by 5% or less of the aggregated weighted marks, or equivalent in the grading scale, the examiner in agreement with the moderator will consider recommending to the Board of Examiners the undertaking of supplementary assessment by the student, if the student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment for the course and has passed the clinical practicum to a satisfactory level and achieved the mark of 1. There will be no supplementary clinical time.

Other requirements

  1. Students of clinical courses must submit the following documents, to the Faculty Office by the due date set for the current semester by the Director of Clinical Schools or a clinical placement can not be offered. These documents include: a) Current CPR Certification b) Completion of the Queensland Health Orientation Deed Polls c) Submission of Hepatitis B titre declaration and titre results d) Signed and dated declaration on Page 3 of the Clinical Placement Handbook and e) Suitability of Working with Children (Blue Card) f) Police Check. Failure to adhere to the submission of all required documentation by the due date will result in the student being unable to attend a clinical placement and a failed grade in the course.