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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide nursing care to individuals with long term illness 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120169  Provide nursing care to individuals with long term illness 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nursing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Curative Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable the learner to provide nursing care and support to both the patient and family when faced with the situation of long-term illness. The learner will function within the scope of practice of an enrolled auxiliary nurse as formulated by the South African Nursing Council Regulations, institutional policies related to specific occupational settings and the parameters of the capabilities of the learner at this level.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Assist the patient and patient's family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness.
  • Support home-based care services in the community.
  • Provide support for the carer of long-term patients in the community. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners starting with this standard are expected to be competent in:
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF level 2.
  • Communication at NQF level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assist the patient and his/her family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The consequences of long-term illness e.g., physical, emotional, economic, are identified in partnership with those affected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Referral is made to relevant social and other agencies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Support home-based care services in the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner actively participates in the provision of home-based care. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide support for the carers of long-term patients in the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The support needs of care-givers are identified and appropriately addressed/referred. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of home-based care.
  • Application of emotional support such as empathy and effective communication skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant referral systems appropriate to identified needs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Assist the patient and his/her family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness.
  • Support home-based care services in the community.
  • Provide support for the carers of long-term patients in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Assist the patient and his/her family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness.
  • Support home-based care services in the community.
  • Provide support for the carers of long-term patients in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Assist the patient and his/her family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness.
  • Support home-based care services in the community.
  • Provide support for the carers of long-term patients in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Assist the patient and his/her family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness.
  • Support home-based care services in the community.
  • Provide support for the carers of long-term patients in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Assist the patient and his/her family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness.
  • Support home-based care services in the community.
  • Provide support for the carers of long-term patients in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Assist the patient and his/her family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness.
  • Support home-based care services in the community.
  • Provide support for the carers of long-term patients in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Assist the patient and his/her family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness.
  • Support home-based care services in the community.
  • Provide support for the carers of long-term patients in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Assist the patient and his/her family to deal with the consequences of long-term illness.
  • Support home-based care services in the community.
  • Provide support for the carers of long-term patients in the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Integrated Assessment

    The South African Nursing Council guidelines are used as a reference for clinical competence.

    Formative:

    A variety of assessment strategies and/or approaches must be used. These could be, but are not limited to:
  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Workbooks
  • Projects
  • Demonstrations or
  • Clinical assessments

    Summative:

    May take the form of:
    > written
    > practical
    > oral assessment
    as agreed to by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Matrix to indicate how credits are derived
  • Learning experience: Theoretical learning, hours: 40, credits: 4
  • Learning experience: Experiential Learning, hours: 40, credits: 4
  • Total: hours 80, credits 8 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  71709   National Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.