In this module you will build on your previous learning so that you can prioritise and respond to the changing levels of support that people require when their health status changes. You will develop your ability to manage and evaluate care across healthcare settings to promote, restore and stabilise health status.
This module contains a defined strand of 60 hours learning which will focus on development of your clinical assessment skills.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Analyse how clinical judgement and decision making skills inform the management of nursing care
- Apply knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology in the context of undertaking a bio-psycho-social assessment.
- Evaluate the evidence base which supports nursing responses to acute changes in health status
- Critically discuss the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake a prioritised assessment of people who are experiencing an acute change in health status
- Explore how the nurse may identify, prioritise and respond to risk factors that may lead to deterioration in health status
Content for ALL Fields:
Clinical judgement & decision making
Responding to mental and emotional distress including agitation, aggression and challenging behaviour
Responding to self-harm and or suicidal ideation
Recognising and responding to acute deterioration in physical health status (e.g. sepsis)
Breaking significant news
Sudden and / or traumatic death
Ethical and legal issues in acute care: DNACPR, DOLS
Managing risks to vulnerable groups with acute health care needs (e.g. Learning Disability)
Human Factors: Safety culture, Debriefing
Medicines Management: Safe medicine use. (e.g. drug interactions / reactions including anaphylaxis; recreational drugs; using technology to improve medicines safety; forms of prescribing including PGD)
History taking from carers and children
Physical Assessment of children over the course of childhood and early adulthood
Psychosocial assessment and planning for mental wellbeing in children
Co production of care plans for children and their carers
Assessment of children’s health status using a body systems approach
Assessing and planning for children’s palliative and end of life care needs
Medicines management: Assessing medicine use
MANAGING ACUTE CHANGES IN HEALTH
Managing neonatal complex and acute care
Child and adolescent mental health service provision
Children and young people living with eating disorders
Self harm in children and young people
Managing children’s pain
Management of respiratory collapse in childhood
Management of sepsis and related infection and infectious diseases in childhood
Acute assessment and management: Diabetic ketoacidosis in children
Children’s fluid and fluid management
Acute care settings: managing sudden death
Promote, restore and stabilise health status in children
Taking a structured history
Venepuncture and cannulation
Physical assessment skills
Mental health assessment
Therapeutic communication skills
Airway skills and supporting the at risk patient
Responding to physiological deterioration
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of nursing assessment and interventions that enable you to meet the needs of people safely and effectively.You will evaluate care to enable management of people’s physical and mental health needs in all environments to promote, restore and stabilise health status
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||60|
|Practical classes and workshops||25|
|Total study time||250|
Resources & Reading list
Spotting the sick child an educational tool for health care practitioners, to aid in recognition of serious illness in children. Dr Davies F sponsored by Department of Health (2004)CD visual format
Barber P (2012). Further essentials of pharmacology for nurses. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.
Chiocca EM (2015). Advanced Pediatric assessment. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Glasper EA, and Richardson J (2010). Textbook of children’s and young people’s nursing. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Macqueen S Bruce EA and Gibson F (2012). The Great Ormonde Street Hospital manual of children’s nursing practices. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Thompson M, Hooper C, Laver-Bradbury C and Gale C (2012). Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Theory and Practice. Boca Raton FL USA : Hodder Arnold Taylor & Francis Group .
Gormley Fleming E and Peate I (2019). Fundamentals of Children's applied Anatomy and Physiology: an essential guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.
Jarvis C (2012). Physical examination & health assessment . Philadelphia / London: Saunders.
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Referral assessment description
Repeat type: External