Adult Acute Care

Module details

Title:
Adult Acute Care
Code:
MOD001588
Version number:
3
Date amended:
29/11/2011
Level:
6
Credit value:
30
Study hours:
300
Module leader:
Nigel INGRAM
Department:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

This module explores all aspects of adult acute care and the support required for family members. Building on the concept of Critical Care Without Walls (2000) and Quality Critical Care (2005), and recognising that individuals have the right to specialist care, regardless of location or speciality. Patient safety is an absolute priority and lessons learnt from the NPSA reports (2007,2008) and the initiative of "Reducing Harm from Deterioration" (Patient Safety First 2008) as an outcome measure is incorporated Maintaining adequate tissue perfusion and oxygenation is essential for life. Compromise from any cause will lead to organ dysfunction, failure or even death. Through skilled assessment and interventions practitioners can be proactive in detecting and supporting the highly dependent and acutely ill patient. Practitioners undertaking this module will come from a wide variety of clinical backgrounds. The module provides the practitioner with the knowledge necessary to care for the highly dependent and acutely ill patient and maps directly against NICE Clinical Guideline 50 Acutely ill Patients in Hospital (2007) and is guided by the DoH (2009) competencies for the acutely ill adult. Learning and teaching strategies include lectures, skills workshops, and a significant amount of scenario based workshops. Opportunities to apply new knowledge and skills within the practitioner's speciality will be facilitated. A two part assessment is undertaken, a critical analysis of an aspect of care relating to an acutely ill patient plus clinical competencies.

Outline content

- Cardiovascular physiology, haemodynamics, tissue perfusion, electrophysiology - Respiratory physiology, respiratory support, carriage of gases, acid-base balance - Therapeutic interventions to resolve/support cardiac, respiratory, renal, endocrine, and neurological functions - Differentiation of shock states and management - Application to practitioners speciality - Pain management - Impact of critical illness and high technology on the practitioner, patient and family. - Comprehensive Critical Care 2000, NCEPOD 2005, Quality Critical Care 2005,NPSA 2007,2008, NICE CG 50 , - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Key texts/literature

Key text Creed, F., & Spiers, C., 2010. Care of the acutely ill adult an essential guide for nurses. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Tait, D., James J., Williams C., Barton.. 2012. Acute and critical care in adult nursing. London: Sage Books Adam, S, Odell, M., & Welch, J.,. 2010. Rapid assessment of the acutely ill patients. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Jevon,P., & Pooni, J., S. 2007. Treat the critically ill patient. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Mareib, E., & Hoehn, K., 2013. Human anatomy and physiology. 9th Ed. London : Pearson Odell, M., 2013. Recognizing and managing the critically ill and ‘at risk’ patient on a ward. In: Mallett, J., Albarran, J., W., Richardson, A., Ed. 2013. Critical care manual of clinical procedures and competencies. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Ch 3. Page, K., McKinney, A., 2012. Nursing the acutely ill adult case book. Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Open University Press. Resuscitation Council UK. 2011. Immediate life support. 3rd. London : Resuscitation Council UK Web sites BACCN www.baccn.org.uk UK Resuscitation Council www.resus.org.uk Intensive Care Society www.ics.ac.uk Dept of Health www.dh.gov.uk NICE www.nice.org.uk NPSA Journals British Journal of Nursing Mark Allen Publishing Nursing in Critical Care Greycoat

Specialist learning resources

Encourage negotiated elective visits to related acute care areas Use of the critical and acute care skills laboratory for skills training

Pathways to which this module applies

not available yet 1, not available yet 2

Module restrictions

None

Pathway restrictions

None

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be expected to be able to:
1
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically analyse the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical features and management of inadequate tissue perfusion and organ dysfunction.
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Compare and contrast the therapeutic interventions utilised to support and manage the acutely ill patient to optimise tissue perfusion and restore homeostasis.
3
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically reflect upon the psychological effects of acute illness on the patient their family or significant others.
4
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically debate and analyse the national drivers that affect acute care.
5
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to detect a deteriorating patient and respond in a timely manner.
6
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised care in the acute/critical care setting.

Further details of the delivery of this module, including information on assessment and learning and teaching hours - click on the appropriate link below.


2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 24 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 16hrs skills based including simulation, 14hrs workshops, 6 hrs tutorial based
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 240
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 240 hours within practice and personal study
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001588
Method: Coursework
Details: Critical Analysis : Critical analysis of an aspect/s of clinical care. 3,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001588
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Taxonomy level 3 competent achieved for essential competencies. Equiv to 3,000 words
Learning outcomes: 5-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 24 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 16hrs skills based including simulation, 14hrs workshops, 6 hrs tutorial based
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 240
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 240 hours within practice and personal study
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001588
Method: Coursework
Details: Critical Analysis : Critical analysis of an aspect/s of clinical care. 3,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001588
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Taxonomy level 3 competent achieved for essential competencies. Equiv to 3,000 words
Learning outcomes: 5-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 24 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 16hrs skills based including simulation, 14hrs workshops, 6 hrs tutorial based
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 240
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 240 hours within practice and personal study
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001588
Method: Coursework
Details: Critical Analysis : Critical analysis of an aspect/s of clinical care. 3,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001588
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Taxonomy level 3 competent achieved for essential competencies. Equiv to 3,000 words
Learning outcomes: 5-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Guild House, Peterborough
Location:
Guild House, Peterborough
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
HP1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 24 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 16hrs skills based including simulation, 14hrs workshops, 6 hrs tutorial based
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 240
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 240 hours within practice and personal study
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001588
Method: Coursework
Details: Critical Analysis : Critical analysis of an aspect/s of clinical care. 3,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001588
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Taxonomy level 3 competent achieved for essential competencies. Equiv to 3,000 words
Learning outcomes: 5-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 24 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 16hrs skills based including simulation, 14hrs workshops, 6 hrs tutorial based
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 240
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 240 hours within practice and personal study
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001588
Method: Coursework
Details: Critical Analysis : Critical analysis of an aspect/s of clinical care. 3,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001588
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Taxonomy level 3 competent achieved for essential competencies. Equiv to 3,000 words
Learning outcomes: 5-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 24 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 16hrs skills based including simulation, 14hrs workshops, 6 hrs tutorial based
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 240
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 240 hours within practice and personal study
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001588
Method: Coursework
Details: Critical Analysis : Critical analysis of an aspect/s of clinical care. 3,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001588
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Taxonomy level 3 competent achieved for essential competencies. Equiv to 3,000 words
Learning outcomes: 5-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 24 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 16hrs skills based including simulation, 14hrs workshops, 6 hrs tutorial based
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 240
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 240 hours within practice and personal study
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001588
Method: Coursework
Details: Critical Analysis : Critical analysis of an aspect/s of clinical care. 3,000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001588
Method: Practical
Details: Practice competencies : Taxonomy level 3 competent achieved for essential competencies. Equiv to 3,000 words
Learning outcomes: 5-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100