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ANP5003 Emergency Care

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MNRS or MNRH or PCNP or PDEV or SING


This course specifically focuses on emergency nursing care of adults and children in rural and/or remote contexts. Within this context, advanced nursing skills are essential to ensure optimum outcomes for the client. These skills ensure that timely, appropriate assessment, intervention and referral for continuity of care occur in the absence of support services. This course is designed to embed advanced nursing practice skills and graduate skills to promote critical thinking and decision making for autonomous and accountable practice, within specified legal parameters. Students are required to complete four (4) weeks of clinical experience organised as two placements of two (2) weeks duration if they are not currently working in a rural or remote nursing setting or emergency care area. Students who are currently employed in an emergency care area but not in a rural or remote setting will be required to undertake at least two (2) week of clinical placement outside of their current practice setting. Students who currently work in a rural and remote emergency care area will be required to undertake one week of clinical experience. All students while on clinical will be required to undertake and be assessed in the skills of Advanced Life Support, Cannulation and Suturing.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External