Conduct a health assessment on older adults in a simulated environment.
Health of older adults (nursing core subject)
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You will need continual access to the following text(s) to complete this course. The library does not hold multiple copies of the nominated text books. It is strongly recommended that you purchase the book(s).
Berman, A, Snyder, S, Levett-Jones, T, Dwyer, T, Hales, M, Harvey, N, Luxford, Y, Moxham, L, 2014, Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, Volumes 1-3 Australian Edition, 3e, Pearson Australia, NSW.
LeMone, P, Burke, TM, Dwyer, T, Levett-Jones, T, Moxham, L, Reid-Searl, K, Berry, K, Carville, K, Ha 2011, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care with MyNursingKit, 2nd edn, Pearson Australia, NSW.
Tollefson, J 2010, Clinical psychomotor skills: assessment tools for nursing students, 5th edn, Cengage Australia, VIC.
Older adult developmental theories, healthy ageing, habilitation/rehabilitation, disability, health promotion, safety and risk assessment: legal and ethical perspectives, advocacy, advanced directives, palliative care and end of life issues, quality use of medicines, polypharmacy, pathophysiology, health assessment, nursing management of common illnesses affecting the older person, evidence based practice, cultural knowledge.
The aim of this course is to develop students’ knowledge and skills to assist older adult populations experiencing complex health problems achieve optimal health across a variety of contexts.
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
CO1. Apply pathophysiological knowledge to inform clinical decision making and management of care for older adults presenting with health problems.
CO2. Conduct a health assessment on older adults in a simulated environment.
CO3. Apply an evidence-based framework to develop, implement and evaluate a plan of care for older adults presenting with health problems.
CO4. Explain an inter-professional model of care for the management of older adults with health problems.
CO5. Apply pharmacological knowledge and principles in the management of care for older adults with health problems.
CO6. Analyse the legal and ethical considerations in caring for older adults with health problems.
CO7. Apply the principles of quality, safety and risk management in caring for older adults presenting with health problems.
Welcome to studying the course NURS 2024 Health of Older Adults.
Caring for older people in the community, acute and residential aged care facilities is a diverse and complex area of practice, providing many opportunities and challenges to the contemporary Registered Nurse.
A fundamental goal of this course is to create a warm, collegial and supportive learning environment that enables you to value and respect the complex knowledge and skills required to work with older people, their families and/or significant others.
The course has been structured using an inquiry based learning approach that demands your active preparation, participation and input. We hope that the depth of vitality and richness of the learning activities will engage you and help you to develop a greater awareness of the complexity of this stage of life and associated nursing practice.
We further hope that throughout the course you will value each other’s contribution, respect each other’s integrity, and appreciate that what you learn will make a positive difference to those older people in your care across the span of your professional career.