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Unit Code: NUR413

Unit Name: Clinical Skills Practicum

Description: The purpose of this course is to teach the student skills needed to support and/or assist the patient in the areas of personal hygiene, areas of activities of daily living, and elimination. Appropriate methods and techniques of basic care are applied. The promotion of comfort and safety of the patient is addressed. Students also report and recognize changes seen in a patient. The overall role of the enrolled nurse of being a reflective, responsible, accountable and professional caregiver is realized. The Enrolled Nurse should assist with or perform personal care only when patients are unable to perform a skill for themselves. The course includes clinical skills application in selected hospital wards/units where skills are learned and applied using the supplied materials of guidelines and competencies.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Demonstrate basic personal care needs required by patients and through written testing demonstrate what was learned. 2. Demonstrate appropriate methods and techniques of basic care; 3. Demonstrate and apply ergonomical principles as a basis for performing basic patient care. 4. Demonstrate, perform and be checked off on basic care skills. 5. Demonstrate direct care that promotes comfort and safety of patients and that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual. 6. Demonstrate ability to promote independence in activities of daily living, within patient capabilities. 7. Demonstrate effective detection and reporting of changes in the physical and emotional status of patients. 8. Demonstrate acceptable levels of nursing care skills safely and effectively. 9. Demonstrate the use of an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance that promotes the physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and spiritual wellbeing of patients and families. 10. Demonstrate safe, competent and organized care and assistance for patients experiencing complex physical, cognitive and/or mental health challenges, and prioritize own workload. 11. Demonstrates and maintain confidentiality of all patient information. 12. Demonstrate the care provider role in a reflective, responsible, accountable and professional manner. 13. Demonstrate appropriate conduct as a member of the health care team. 14. Demonstrate acceptable levels of competency in the Fiji Nursing Council Competency Standards for Enrolled Nurses.

Prerequisite: NUR410, NUR411 & NUR412

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 60

Offered In: Semester 2