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NURS503 Nursing Clients with Complex Health States

Nursing people with complex health needs, co-morbidity or disability. Knowledge and skills in applying appropriate models of care, including restorative, service integration across the continuum of care, and patient self-management.

Building on previous papers, and through the integration of research evidence and theory, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge to provide skilful nursing care within a range of settings for people who have complex health needs.

The aim of this paper is to apply clinical skills and critical thinking to inform clinical reasoning, decision-making and problem solving to safely provide nursing care to people with complex health conditions and/or disability.

Paper title Nursing Clients with Complex Health States
Paper code NURS503
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (23 January 2017 - 26 May 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,294.63
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Prerequisite
NURS 441 and NURS 442 and NURS 446
Limited to
MNSc
Textbooks
Textbook to be confirmed.
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree
Contact
glenda.lorimer@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be advised
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and simulation labs taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus 6-7 hours per week from week 12 to week 16 preparing students for the clinical placement undertaken at the end of the first semester.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Initiate and provide a comprehensive nursing assessment and appropriate care for the person with complex health conditions, incorporating sound clinical reasoning
  2. Apply critical reasoning to identify and initiate an appropriate response to patients with rapidly changing health status
  3. Communicate and engage effectively with patient, family/whānau and other health team members to formulate appropriate person-centred nursing care and discharge plans for patients with complex, long-term illnesses, addressing acute events and co-morbidities
  4. Devise person-centred care plans for people with a disability
  5. Demonstrate critical application of knowledge to identify and implement fitting strategies to support people with complex, long-term conditions to self-manage, achieve and maintain optimum health through their illness trajectory
  6. Integrate concepts of family nursing into their practice
  7. Assess and respond to health education needs of individuals/families/support people and communities
  8. Under the supervision of an appropriately registered health professional, competently prepare, administer and evaluate the effectiveness of medications and intravenous therapies within legislation and according to authorised prescription, policy and guidelines
  9. Using knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics and complex, co-morbid states, evaluate the implications of polypharmacy
  10. Critically evaluate and synthesise research and other literature in conjunction with analysis of individual patient and family/whānau needs to inform person- and family-centred nursing care
  11. Critically apply the principles of infection control in a range of settings and demonstrate the capacity to determine safe and effective infection control procedures
  12. Utilise knowledge of therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries to deliver care to people with complex and long-term health conditions and their family/whānau
  13. Demonstrate application of the principles of cultural safety in line with policies of the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  14. Practise within legal and ethical requirements of clinical agencies and in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies and professional standards

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (23 January 2017 - 26 May 2017)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Nursing people with complex health needs, co-morbidity or disability. Knowledge and skills in applying appropriate models of care, including restorative, service integration across the continuum of care, and patient self-management.

Building on previous papers, and through the integration of research evidence and theory, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge to provide skilful nursing care within a range of settings for people who have complex health needs.

The aim of this paper is to apply clinical skills and critical thinking to inform clinical reasoning, decision making and problem solving to safely provide nursing care to people with complex health conditions and/or disability.

Paper title Nursing Clients with Complex Health States
Paper code NURS503
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (22 January 2018 - 25 May 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,320.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,745.00

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Prerequisite
NURS 441 and NURS 442 and NURS 446
Limited to
MNSc
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree
Contact
nursing.science@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be advised
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and simulation labs taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus 6-7 hours per week from week 12 to week 16, preparing students for the clinical placement undertaken at the end of the first semester.
Textbooks
Lewis's medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems - Brown and Edwards (2014) 4th Ed
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Initiate and provide a comprehensive nursing assessment and appropriate care for the person with complex health conditions, incorporating sound clinical reasoning
  2. Apply critical reasoning to identify and initiate an appropriate response to patients with rapidly changing health status
  3. Communicate and engage effectively with patient, family/whÄnau and other health team members to formulate appropriate person-centred nursing care and discharge plans for patients with complex, long-term illnesses, addressing acute events and co-morbidities
  4. Devise person-centred care plans for people with a disability
  5. Demonstrate critical application of knowledge to identify and implement fitting strategies to support people with complex, long-term conditions to self-manage, achieve and maintain optimum health through their illness trajectory
  6. Integrate concepts of family nursing into their practice
  7. Assess and respond to health education needs of individuals/families/support people and communities
  8. Under the supervision of an appropriately registered health professional, competently prepare, administer and evaluate the effectiveness of medications and intravenous therapies within legislation and according to authorised prescription, policy and guidelines
  9. Using knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics and complex, co-morbid states, evaluate the implications of polypharmacy
  10. Critically evaluate and synthesise research and other literature in conjunction with analysis of individual patient and family/whÄnau needs to inform person- and family-centred nursing care
  11. Critically apply the principles of infection control in a range of settings and demonstrate the capacity to determine safe and effective infection control procedures
  12. Utilise knowledge of therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries to deliver care to people with complex and long-term health conditions and their family/whÄnau
  13. Demonstrate application of the principles of cultural safety in line with policies of the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the University's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  14. Practise within legal and ethical requirements of clinical agencies and in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies and professional standards

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (22 January 2018 - 25 May 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle