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Emergency practice | NUR703 | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Emergency practice | NUR703 | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Availability
05/10/2020 | Available
05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 02/11/2020, 09/11/2020, 16/11/2020, 23/11/2020, 30/11/2020, 07/12/2020, 14/12/2020
26/04/2021 | Available
26/04/2021, 04/05/2021, 10/05/2021, 17/05/2021, 24/05/2021, 07/06/2021, 14/06/2021, 21/06/2021, 28/06/2021, 05/07/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.

Description

This module aims to strengthen and develop competence in emergency practice in order to enhance and optimise patient care. A variety of areas reflecting the diverse nature of emergency care are covered including trauma, mental health, paediatrics, minor injuries and contemporary professional issues.

 

Who is this module for?

This module is suitable for nurses working in the Emergency Department who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in caring for patients attending the ED. A variety of areas reflecting the diverse nature of emergency care, are covered including trauma, mental health, paediatrics, minor injuries and contemporary professional issues. 

The module learning outcomes, indicative content and assessment strategy are aligned to the Royal College of Nursing / Emergency Care Association (ECA) National Curriculum and Competency Framework (NCCF) (RCN, 2017) .  

 

PreRequisites

Programme entry requirements

Students will usually have completed the ‘Acutely Unwell Adult’ module or equivalent, should normally have a minimum of one year’s  experience in the Emergency Department and completed the Level One competencies of the NCCF (RCN, 2017).

Co Requisite

Students should be regularly working in an Emergency Department.

 

Assessment

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT:

Formative assessment of progress towards achieving practice competencies.

Students may submit summative assignment drafts for feedback prior to submission.

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT 1:  Competency Assessment Document   Pass / Fail 

The competency assessment will incorporate the national level 2 emergency nursing   competencies as per the NCCF (2017). These will be assessed in the participant’s clinical practice setting.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT 2:  Written assignment 100 % weighted

Students will be required to select a relevant aspect of emergency care and critically evaluate the underpinning evidence-base.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrates critical awareness of current best practice in Emergency Care in order to deliver high-quality and holistic emergency care to a range of client groups.

2. Demonstrates skills competency in at least one NCCF clinical domain which demonstrates safe nursing practice and clinical proficiency.

3. Applies theoretical knowledge to optimise the management and care of patients in the emergency department.

4. Demonstrates effective communication skills between service users and the wider interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.

5. Critically appraises the quality and findings of current research in order to promote evidence-based care for patients in the emergency department.

6. Demonstrates a critical awareness of national policy and wider ethical, legal and professional perspectives which influence provision of care in the ED.

7. Critically considers ways in which to further develop and lead effective, integrated and high-quality care of ED patients in one clinical domain.

 

Course length: 10 Teaching Days

 

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Name: Claire Smitheram
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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, work-based learning and classroom - 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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