|Short Description:||Acute Care Across Lifespan A|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Nursing|
|ASCED code :||060301 - General Nursing|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||10 August 2020|
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course is the first of three Acute Care Across the Lifespan courses. In Acute Care A students will be introduced to the theoretical aspects of acute health care and the impact on individuals, families and communities. Students will explore national health priorities and current trends in evidence based management of acute episodes of illness or injury. In this course students will be introduced to relevant pathophysiology and life span considerations in the provision of nursing care. Trauma management and clinical triage techniques, including medical, surgical and mental health acute presentations and their respective pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments will be discussed.