In this module you will enhance your skills in taking a history and clinical assessment of children. You will be able to evaluate the information gathered in order to develop an individualised integrated plan of care for children which includes working with children’s carers.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Work in partnership with children and their families to develop child centred plans of care based on a nursing assessment and models which reflect nursing theories and practices.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in communication with children and their carers to gather information to inform psychological and physical assessment of health and wellbeing.
- Apply knowledge of child development, human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to assessment findings to identify and distinguish baseline normal and variances with children and young people.
- Demonstrate understanding of how the physical assessment of body systems over the duration of childhood informs the comprehensive assessment of children and young people's health and wellbeing.
Communication cultures and gathering information
History taking from carers
History taking from children
Physical Assessment of children over the course of childhood and early adulthood
Psychosocial assessment and planning for mental wellbeing in children
Self-care assessment for children and their carers
Assessing in acute and urgent care for children
Co production of care plans for children and their carers
Assessing and planning care for neonates
Assessment of children’s health status using a body systems approach
Assessing and planning for children’s palliative and end of life care needs
Ethics in children’s nursing decisions on the edges of life and death
Human factors as a source of error in child health
Medicines management: Assessing medicine use
Clinical Skills sessions
Taking a structured history
Physical assessment skills
Venepuncture and cannulation
Mental Health assessment
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module is taught using a variety of learning and teaching approaches which may include:
|Practical classes and workshops||11|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Chiocca EM (2015). Advanced Pediatric assessment. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Rushforth H. (Rushforth H). Assessment made incredibly easy!. London: Lippincott williams & Wilkins.
Jarvis C (2012). Physical examination and health assessment. Philadelphia: Saunders.
Gormley-Fleming, E & Peate, I (2019). Fundamentals of Children's Applied Pathophysiology. An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Studentss. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Peate, I and Gormley-Fleming, E (2015). Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and Physiology. A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Macqueen S Bruce EA and Gibson F (2012). The Great Ormond Street Hospital manual of children’s nursing practices.. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
This assessment package will enable you to develop your assessment skills through seminars and clinical skills. There will be an examination to test the development of your knowledge of assessment and planning.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Class discussions
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: External