Foundation in Burns and Plastic Surgery Care

Module details

Title:
Foundation in Burns and Plastic Surgery Care
Code:
MOD001612
Version number:
1
Date amended:
28.02.11
Level:
6
Credit value:
45
Study hours:
450
Module leader:
Karen Pym
Department:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

This module will support the student to develop the knowledge and specialist skills required to care for burns and plastic surgery patients and their significant others within the critical care setting. Thereby, enabling the students to understand the key elements of the fundamental principles used in Burns and Plastic surgery care. The module content will address the fundamental principles of Burns and Plastic Surgery Care and the management of complications, whilst taking into consideration the role of the nurse in the assessment, planning, evaluating, and analysis of the implications for holistic specialist care needs. There are several techniques and elements that are similar with both burns and plastic surgery specialist areas that interrelate to one another. These include: skin grafts, flaps, replantation, wound healing, wound management, psychology, social and multidisciplinary care. It is important that students reflect and identify the complex nature of the management through examining the evidence base surrounding techniques that support clinical practice. All students will be required to undertake sufficient practice placement within a burns and plastics surgery environment. This will enable the student to address the learning outcomes.Each student is required to demonstrate competency associated with the specialist skills and knowledge required to assess and manage the burns and plastic injured patient and their family, within the critical care setting. This is a theory/practice module in which the student will learn both in the classroom and in the practice area. Learning and teaching methods in the classroom will include a variety of methods such as lectures, seminars, group work, scenarios, VLE. Learning and teaching in clinical practice will be under the supervision of an experienced practitioner within the students own area. Assessment for the theoretical component of the module will be via a critical incident analysis focusing on a situation relating to an aspect of care for a client receiving burns or plastic surgery interventions. The practice component of the assessment will be through achieving three learning contracts, one of which must incorporate the development and evaluation of a patients information leaflet, the second relate to psychosocial aspects and the third topic is one of the students request. In order to undertake the module students should be working in an appropriate clinical environment with at least 6 months post registration experience within burns / plastic surgery area.

Outline content

- History of plastics surgery - Multidisciplinary and inter-professional team working - Introduction to burn: resuscitation, stress response, initial management, assessment and inhalation injury (British burns Associated) - Applied anatomy, physiology and pathology - Wound healing and tissue viability - Introduction to plastic surgery: form and function, trauma, congenital abnormalities, elective surgery. - Fundamental principles of reconstruction using grafts and flaps and other therapeutic intervention. - Pain management - Shock - Prevention of infection - Nutrition - Speech therapy - Tracci - cancer - monitoring flaps and tissue viability and tissue perfusion and aspects of delayed grafting and storage of human tissue replantation including Microvascular surgery and ongoing management - introduction to cosmetic surgery. - Use of prosthetics, artificial skin substitutes and dressings (human tissue act). - Rehabilitation - Wound assessment, complications and management - Bariatric surgery - Current surgical techniques and post operative care management (including splinting and supports) - Psychosocial aspect and impact of burns and plastic surgery (altered body image) - Assessment of the client, including social and cultural and religion - Legal and ethical aspects of practice - Reflective learning and critical incident analysis within professional development - Analysis and application of research within the speciality

Key texts/literature

Davis, B. (2000), Caring for People in Pain, Routledge, London Herndon. D.N (ed), (2006), Total Burn Care, 3rd ed, Saunders. London Key Text Hettiaracty, S. Papini, R. Dziewulski, P.(2005), ABC of Burns. BMJ publishers. Blackwell. Middleton, S. Roberts, A. (2000), Integrated Care Pathways: a practical approach to implementation, Butterworth Heinemann. Sarwer. D. Pruzinsky, T. Cash, T.F. Goldwyn, R.M. Persing, J.A. Whitaker, L.A. (2006), Psychological Aspects of Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Thorne, C. H., Grabb & Smith (2007) Plastic surgery 6th edition, Lippincott. Williams and Wilkins. Key Text Waugh, A. Grant, A. (2000), Ross and Wilson: an anatomy and physiology in health and illness. Davis Philadelphia. Churchill Livingstone. Journals Plastic Surgical Nursing The internal Burns journal Journal of tissue Viability Journal of Wound Care WebSites http://www.bmj.com http://www.baps.co.uk www.bapras.org.uk www.Emedicine www.BBA.co.uk

Specialist learning resources

None

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
Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the disordered physiology and homeostatic derangement manifested by burns or plastic surgery intervention.
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically evaluate the legal and ethical issues that surround the care and management of the burnt or plastic surgery patient and their family.
3
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically discuss the psychological impact and mechanisms of support that can be used to meet the needs of the burnt or plastics injured patient and their families, including the impact of environmental, social, culture, religious and economic factors.
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Critically assess and prioritise the care and management of the burn injured client receiving supporting and specialist interventions aimed at restoring tissue perfusion and supporting organ function (e.g. respiratory, cardiac and renal support).
5
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Critically assess and evaluate the management and care of clients undergoing reconstructive surgery following a burn injury or plastic surgery.
6
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate competency in the application of specialist knowledge, research and skills in the context of caring for a burn injured patient/ plastic surgery patient and their family

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: 48
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 8 x 6 hour taught days with a day per week
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 18 hours directed study and 6 hours clinical skills
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 378
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: Minimum of 225 hours clinical hours
Total hours:
450


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: MOD001612
Method: Coursework
Details: Essay (CIA): 3,000 word critical incident analysis of an aspect of care for a client receiving emergency or acute plastic surgery interventions.
Learning outcomes: 1-6
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001612
Method: Coursework
Details: Learning contacts. 3 learning contacts: equates to approximately 3000 words. 1. Design and evaluate a patient information leaflet. 2. Relate to an aspect of psychosocial aspect of care with in burn or plastic surgery. 3. topic is the students choice.
Learning outcomes: 1-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001612
Method: Practical
Details: Clinical competencies: completed and signed off documentation
Learning outcomes: 1-6
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: 48
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 8 x 6 hour taught days with a day per week
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 18 hours directed study and 6 hours clinical skills
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 378
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: Minimum of 225 hours clinical hours
Total hours:
450


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: MOD001612
Method: Coursework
Details: Essay (CIA): 3,000 word critical incident analysis of an aspect of care for a client receiving emergency or acute plastic surgery interventions.
Learning outcomes: 1-6
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001612
Method: Coursework
Details: Learning contacts. 3 learning contacts: equates to approximately 3000 words. 1. Design and evaluate a patient information leaflet. 2. Relate to an aspect of psychosocial aspect of care with in burn or plastic surgery. 3. topic is the students choice.
Learning outcomes: 1-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001612
Method: Practical
Details: Clinical competencies: completed and signed off documentation
Learning outcomes: 1-6
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: 48
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 8 x 6 hour taught days with a day per week
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 18 hours directed study and 6 hours clinical skills
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 378
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: Minimum of 225 hours clinical hours
Total hours:
450


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: MOD001612
Method: Coursework
Details: Essay (CIA): 3,000 word critical incident analysis of an aspect of care for a client receiving emergency or acute plastic surgery interventions.
Learning outcomes: 1-6
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001612
Method: Coursework
Details: Learning contacts. 3 learning contacts: equates to approximately 3000 words. 1. Design and evaluate a patient information leaflet. 2. Relate to an aspect of psychosocial aspect of care with in burn or plastic surgery. 3. topic is the students choice.
Learning outcomes: 1-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
Assessment number: 012
Code: MOD001612
Method: Practical
Details: Clinical competencies: completed and signed off documentation
Learning outcomes: 1-6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100