IMMEDIATE CARE (ACCELERATED) - 2021/2
Module code: NURM163
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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 7
JACs code: B700
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
- Overview of pathophysiological changes in identified acute conditions
- Systematic physical assessment using an ABCDE approach
- Assessment, measurement, interpretation of abnormal physiological findings.
- Overview of intial life-saving interventions for managing the unwell deteriorating patient.
- Overview of pyschosocial and ethical considerations in the treatment management of the unwell deterorating patient.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||Online Examination - Essay Questions - 120 minutes||100|
Provides the 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.
the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Online examination, with seen scenario data provided 6 weeks before the examination
- Shortened seen scenario presented as online mock examination
- 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 a deep and systematic understanding of the importance of rapid assessment, interpretation of assessment data and management of the deteriorating patient
|1||Be able to undertake and analyse complex or contradictory evidence that maybe presented within assessment data.|
|2||Can synthesise ideas and information to develop innovative ways of managing patients with immediate care needs utilizing the evidence based care.|
|3||Develop critical responses to existing knowledge of complex situations and suggest new concepts or approaches.|
|4||Critically discuss issues from competing psychosocial and ethical perspectives in the management of the acutely ill patient and family members.|
|5||Critically reflect and evaluate their own performance and consider the implications in relation to their professional role and accountability.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Personal Tutorial Hours: 2
Workshop Hours: 48
Independent Study Hours: 66
Lecture Hours: 36
Methods of Teaching / Learning
- Develop knowledge case and practical skills
- Link theory to practice in conjunction with the available evidence base
- 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.
Reading list for IMMEDIATE CARE (ACCELERATED) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nurm163
Programmes this module appears in
|Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing) PGDip(NURSES PRE-REG SEPT)||1||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% 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 2021/2 academic year.