IMMEDIATE CARE - 2020/1
Module code: NUR3174
The module is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to recognise, assess and manage deteriorating patients in the acute period. It will focus on the importance of using a structured approach to assessment; accurate interpretation of observe and collected data; recognition of abnormal findings and appropriate implementation of care. Effective communication and an overall holistic approach will be integrated themes.
School of Health Sciences
DAVIES Annette (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: B700
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 6
Independent Learning Hours: 115
Lecture Hours: 23
Practical/Performance Hours: 6
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Completion of Level 2 modules
Indicative content includes:
Overview of pathophysiological changes in identified acute conditions
Systematic physical assessment using an ABCDE approach
Assessment, measurement, interpretation of abnormal physiological findings.
Overview of initial life-saving interventions for managing the unwell deteriorating patient.
Overview of pyschosocial and ethical considerations in the treatment management of the unwell deteriorating patient.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||ONLINE EXAMINATION - ESSAY QUESTIONS - 120 MINUTES||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate; Knowledge and understanding of systematic assessment that links underlying pathophysiology, with presented assessment findings. To determine the ability of students to select appropriate interventions using an evidence based approach.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Written online long answer examination, with seen scenario data provided 6 weeks before the examination
Shortened seen scenario presented as mock examination
Written feedback from the formative examination
Opportunity to request to see the their summative paper by appointment only
Throughout the module students will receive verbal feedback on performance in simulated scenario’s
- The module aims to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the importance of rapid assessment, interpretation of assessment data and management of the deteriorating patient
|1||Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the knowledge and evidence base underpinning assessment and management of the deteriorating patient.|
|2||Effectively analyse assessment data|
|3||Synthesise information in order to identify evidence based care|
|4||Select and apply appropriate knowledge to complex clinical situations|
|5||Critically discuss issues from competing psychosocial and ethical perspectives in the management of the patient and family members|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Develop knowledge case and practical skills
Link theory to practice
Encourage critical thinking and self-evaluation through reflection
Provide a safe environment to practice clinical skills
Provide experiences that mimic real-life scenarios
The learning and teaching methods include:
Self-directed study – 114 hrs
Simulated skill stations – 9 hrs
Lectures – 27 hrs
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT)||1||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.