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Acutely unwell adult | HP7002Y | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Acutely unwell adult | HP7002Y | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Availability
11/09/2020 | Waiting List
11/09/2020, 18/09/2020, 25/09/2020, 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020, 16/10/2020, 23/10/2020, 30/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 13/11/2020
08/01/2021 | Available
08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 12/02/2021, 26/02/2021, 05/03/2021, 12/03/2021
23/04/2021 | Available
23/04/2021, 30/04/2021, 14/05/2021, 28/05/2021, 11/06/2021, 18/06/2021, 25/06/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.

Description

In recent years there has been a shift towards providing critical care in general wards, which has changed the way acutely unwell patients are identified, treated and managed in the acute hospital environment.

Staff are required to have appropriate knowledge and skills to identify the deteriorating patient and provide prompt, timely and appropriate interventions to prevent further deterioration. This module uses a flexible blended learning approach to enable practitioners to develop this skill set to enhance the care provided to this group of patients. 


Who is this module for?

Nurses and other registered healthcare practitioners, such as paramedics, who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in caring for acutely ill patients. Students must be working in an appropriate clinical area, caring for patients who are already, or are at risk of becoming acutely ill.

PreRequisites

Programme entry requirements.

Applicants must be working in an appropriate clinical area, caring for patients who are already, or are at risk of becoming acutely ill

Assessment

Usual assessment: Unseen examination and Competency Document

NOTE - TEMPORARY ASSESSMENT CHANGE: Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, this module has a modified assessment in place: Online Essay Questions and Competency Document. The modified assessment will apply to module runs starting from September 2020 and will remain in place until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow on-site, face-to-face assessment. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be. 

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate critical awareness of the specialist knowledge, skills and approaches required to provide a comprehensive assessment of the acutely unwell adult.
  2. Critically evaluate clinical assessment findings with reference to the underlying pathophysiology and using relevant comparisons for age, gender, co-morbidities, and normal values.
  3. Review and justify a range of appropriate data sources to identify the acutely unwell adult, including consideration of limitations of approaches used.
  4. Prioritise and implement a range of appropriate evidence and research based interventions for the acutely unwell adult.
  5. Critically appraise the effectiveness of chosen interventions and suggests further evidence-based measures as necessary.
  6. Work effectively and proactively in multidisciplinary teams to resolve potential conflicts and negotiate solutions within the context of acutely unwell patients.
  7. Critically appraise the ethico-legal and economic implications of caring for acutely unwell patients.

 

Course length: 10 Teaching Days

 

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Course Leader
Name: Suzan Thompson
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Price

Self Funding: £1690.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

Mode of Delivery
Online learning - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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