This unit investigates pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and clinical decision-making for individuals with conditions associated with critical instability: trauma, burns, sepsis, haematological dysfunction, cardiovascular failure, cardiac arrhythmias (AF, VT, VF, Heart Block, PEA, Asystole), respiratory failure, acid base imbalance, acute kidney injury, spinal injury, cerebrovascular accidents.
Lecture 2.0 Hours, 4.0 Times Semester
Individual Study 2.0 Hours, 9.0 Times Semester
Tutorial 2.0 Hours, 8.0 Times Semester
- 1 Explain the pathophysiology of common conditions associated with the critically unstable person
- 2 Explain the therapeutic management strategies employed by the health care team for the critically unstable person
- 3 Describe the role of the nurse in the management of the critically unstable person
- 4 Integrate the relationships between aetiology, pathophysiology, manifestations and therapeutic management of conditions that are associated with critically unstable client people and implications for nursing practice