Undergraduate Module Catalogue
HECS3296 Child Nursing: Providing Complex Care
Module manager: Michelle Green
Taught: invalid View Timetable
Pre-requisite qualificationsNormally 120 credits at level 2
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryYou will practice in accordance with the recognised professional, ethical and legal frameworks that guide nursing practice and recognise own limitations. You will be able to critically evaluate the care requirements for individuals with complex needs to facilitate optimal recovery or end of life care. You will be able to recognise and respond to the mental and physical deterioration of a person demonstrating evidence-based decisions. You will critically evaluate the impact of interventions for people and their families. Within this module you can undertake a non-assessed international placement. You will complete your fourth assessed placement.
ObjectivesStudents will complete their fourth assessed placement and demonstrate leadership and management skills.
Students will source, appraise and critically apply the evidence base to effectively care for a patient with complex, acute and urgent health and social care needs.
By the end of the module students will be able to:
1. Practice in accordance with the recognised professional, ethical and legal frameworks that guide child nursing practice and discuss own limitations.
2. Critically evaluate the care requirements for children and young people with complex needs to facilitate optimal recovery or end of life care.
3. Recognise and respond to the mental and physical deterioration of a person demonstrating evidence-based decisions.
4. Critically evaluate the impact of interventions for children and young people and their families.
Please see skills mapping.
In this field specific integrated module combines 4 strands central to nursing practice: professional practice; applied practice; the biopyschosocial-spiritual model of health and wellbeing; and evidence-based practice.
- NMC The Code in relation to accountability and leading practice
- Recognising accountability in decision-making in practice
- Engaging with regional, national and international networks
- Resilience and the ability to cope with increasing responsibility and accountability.
- Models of leadership considering their own strengths and weaknesses.
- Ethics and legislation around deterioration
- Interpersonal and communication skills (including undertaking challenging conversations)
- Selecting, utilising, interpreting and responding to assessment tool data
- Coordination and delegation of care
- Assessment and management of the person with complex health needs, including deterioration and appropriate referral
- Awareness of emerging technologies and their application in health and social care and the ethical implications of these developments
- Discriminatory practice and inequality regarding people and their families and staff e.g. unconscious bias, equality and inclusion, PREVENT etc.
- Pharmacology in relation to people with complex and acute needs
- Clinical skills
Biopyschosocial-spiritual Model of Health and Wellbeing:
- Biological - pathophysiology of body systems relevant to individuals with complex and acute conditions
- Psychological - coping with uncertainty, existential distress, Social – religious, cultural and - spiritual beliefs and practices
- Spiritual - sudden or unexpected death.
Evidence Based practice:
- Standardised measures used in practice,
- Evaluate alternative courses of action
- Decision support tools and how they are used to support clinical activity.
- Clinical guidelines and their evidence base
- Implementation of research: barriers and facilitators
- Normal and altered physiology in relation to the assessment and management of the acutely ill or critically ill child.
- Recognition of the sick child and use of early warning scores
- Structured ABCDE approach to assessing the acutely ill child or young person.
- Assessment and management of common acute and critical care conditions (including airway management, shock, sepsis and anaphylaxis, complex neurological conditions and seizure management).
- Assessment and management of children and young people with complex needs (including a child with a tracheostomy, child with a VP shunt)
- Assessment and management of a child with a traumatic injury (including -spine immobilisation, care of complex fractures)
- Management of a cardiopulmonary arrest in infants, children and young people including fluid and drug resuscitation and use of BVM.
- Assessment and management of children and young people in mental health crisis.
- Managing the sudden death of a child or young person.
Private studyStudents are expected to undertake directed reading in preparation for taught sessions and to use their practice placement to recognise and explore (complex) patient situations using theory and members of the inter-professional team to consolidate their ability to recognise and manage mental and/or physical deterioration in an individual.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent progress is monitored according to attendance at timetabled teaching, by participation in tutorials and by individual supervisors during the period of group and individual supervision.
While on placement, the student will be assigned practice supervisors, a practice assessor and an academic assessor in accordance with the partnership agreement. Feedback will be provided throughout the placement.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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