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.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Discuss the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake a prioritised assessment of people who are experiencing an acute change in health status
- Explain how clinical judgement and decision making skills are important aspects of managing nursing care
- Identify, prioritise and respond to risk factors that may lead to deterioration in health status
- Justify nursing responses to acute changes in health status using evidence based interventions
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)
MENTAL HEALTH Field Specific Content:
Mental health and the law
Admission and discharge planning
Admission of a person in acute distress
Managing risk of self-harm and suicide
Managing risk of violence and aggression
Engagement and observation of people at risk
Psychotropic medication in practice
The person experiencing psychosis
The person with a personality disorder
The person with an eating disorder
Managing mental health crisis
Pharmacology of commonly encountered drugs
Responding to physiological deterioration
Therapeutic Communication skills
Airway skills and supporting the at risk patient
BLS yr 2 update
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module is taught using a variety of learning and teaching approaches which may include:
Directed study activities
Technology enhanced learning
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Healy D (2016). Psychiatric Drugs Explained. London: Elsevier.
Norman I & Ryrie I (2018). The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
The assessment will test your ability to assess a person's care needs, relate signs and symptoms, identify risk of deterioration and articulate a plan of care.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Seminar
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