NURSING 5102HO - Apheresis Nursing II

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2014

This course will examine apheresis procedures with a focus on patient/donor centred related issues. Topics will include; donor selection and management, patient care including the care of paediatric patients, the role of apheresis in bone marrow transplantation, collection of specific blood components by apheresis, validation of procedures and processes, and legal and professional issues.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 5102HO
    Course Apheresis Nursing II
    Coordinating Unit School of Nursing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Units 6
    Contact Flexible delivery mode
    Prerequisites Apheresis Nursing I
    Restrictions Available to GradCertNursSc students only
    Course Description This course will examine apheresis procedures with a focus on patient/donor centred related issues. Topics will include; donor selection and management, patient care including the care of paediatric patients, the role of apheresis in bone marrow transplantation, collection of specific blood components by apheresis, validation of procedures and processes, and legal and professional issues.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kate Cameron

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kate Cameron
    Phone: +61 8 8222 2991
    Email: kate.cameron@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide

    School Office
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3595
    Email: nursing.studentliason@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 3, Eleanor Harrald Building, RAH
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Know, understand and apply the principles of donor care associated with apheresis
    2 Assess the standards for apheresis component collections in relation to your clinical setting
    3 Explain the basic theory of current apheresis technology
    4 Discuss the validation practices for procedures and machinery used in apheresis
    5 Analyse the legal and documentation issues pertaining to apheresis
    6 Describe and justify the rationale for quality management of all aspects of apheresis procedures and processes.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-6
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 4-6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 5-6
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2-4, 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Text
    Linz, W, Crookston, K, Duvall, D, Kong, B. Jones, H & Sabin, S (eds) 2010, Principles of apheresis technology, 4th edn, American Society for Apheresis (ASFA), Vancouver, Canada.

    Readings
    The readings for this course are available electronically via MyUni.
    Online Learning
    Online Classroom
    The online classroom (OC) technology will be used for two classroom sessions during this semester. You need to familiarise yourself with this technology to become reasonably comfortable with using it prior to the start of the semester.

    Hardware requirements

    To connect to the OC you will require:
    • a computer – either a PC-based or a Macintosh-based machine with Windows or OS-X with Java
    • Internet access – there seems to be little difference between broadband and dial-up connections other than the speed of the initial connection. You will need to select your connection type when you first log-in.
    • a multimedia headset – it must have both earphones and microphone (These are available in computer variety stores for about $25).
    If you are going to utilise a computer and internet connection from your workplace, you need to discuss this with your employer. You will also need to establish with your workplace IT department if there are any firewalls that need to be negotiated to allow connection to the OC. If your IT department need further clarification on this they can contact your course coordinator.

    MyUni

    All students enrolled in a postgraduate coursework nursing program have access to the School of Nursing – Postgraduate Coursework Student Centre on MyUni. If you would like the opportunity to network with other students, you can use the Communication features in the site. This site will also feature information about the latest news and events at the School of Nursing.

    Unified
    http://unified.adelaide.edu.au/
    UNIFIED is your one-stop shop for email, calendar, MyUni and Access Adelaide. It even allows you to search the Library.
    UNIFIED is available to all active students; with a single login you can access your student systems and personal information through a central website. Login with your Student ID ("a1234567") and Password.

    For more information, including easy to follow instructions visit https://unified.adelaide.edu.au/web/mycampus/home.

    Library Resources
    Help for Nursing Students
    The University of Adelaide Library has a website to help nursing students use the library and its resource (www.library.adelaide.edu.au/guide/med/nursing).

    Remote student library service
    The University of Adelaide Library provides a document delivery and loans service to non-metropolitan students who do not visit a University of Adelaide campus to attend classes (www.adelaide.edu.au/library/docdel/external.html).
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Flexible delivery with two Online Classroom sessions.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    While all students work at a different pace it is expected that study for this course will be approximately 24 hours per week of your time.
    Learning Activities Summary
    The course content will include but not be limited to the following:

    Therapeutic leukapheresis and therapeutic plateletpheresis
    Red cell exchange
    Apheresis and peripheral blood stem cells
    Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
    Peripheral blood stem cell mobilisation and collection
    Paediatric apheresis
    Blood groups and transfusions
    Basic principles of the ABO and Rh blood group systems
    Blood transfusion
    Selection and care of apheresis donor
    Platelet transfusion therapy and platelet donation
    Donor peripheral blood stem cells
    Donor granulocytes
    Donor plasma-pheresis and erythro-cytapheresis
    Quality assurance
    Professional development: research, presentations and publishing
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed Due Date
    Portfolio of activities A Formative 0% 2-5 Week 3
    Online presentation Summative 25% Optional topic (1-6) Week 6
    Case study Summative 40% Optional topic (1-6) Week 9
    Portfolio of activities B Summative 50% 1-6 Week 12
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment 1: Portfolio activities Part A: 0%, 400 words
    Students are expected to submit a compiled document of portfolio activities from the study guide. They are encouraged to plan their work and complete activities on a week by week basis.

    Assessment 2: Online presentation: 25%, 1800 word equivalent
    For this assignment you are required to present an online PowerPoint presentation of 15 minutes (12 minutes presentation, 3 minutes discussion) to the coordinator and fellow students in the scheduled online classroom time.

    Assessment 3: Case study: 40%, 3000 words
    Each student is required to complete a 3000 word nursing case study of a high academic standard. Case studies allow clinical episodes and practices to be articulated and explored. The case study should be about a patient you have cared for, relating actual events in which you were involved and critiquing the clinical events based upon the literature.

    Assessment 4: Portfolio of activities B: 25%, 2700 words
    Students are expected to submit a compiled document of portfolio activities from the study guide. They are encouraged to plan their work and complete activities on a week by week basis.
    Submission
    Assessment Submission
    Assessments, unless otherwise stated in your Study guide, are to be submitted electronically via Assignments in MyUni on the due date identified in this Study guide. Instructions for assignment submission are available for all students under Tutorials at www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/.
    An assessment submitted via MyUni must be submitted as a .doc, .docx or .rtf file. It is also important to submit your file under your name, such as surname.firstname. MyUni stamps all the other details against your filename once you submit your assessment.

    Turnitin is used to submit assignments in this course. Turnitin is a plagiarism software tool that enables the student to identify any matching text before final submission.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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