The Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia

Module details

Title:
The Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia
Code:
MOD001746
Version number:
4
Date amended:
30/06/14
Level:
6
Credit value:
30
Study hours:
300
Module leader:
Lisa Wakeman
Department:
Department of Allied and Public Health
Faculty:
Faculty of Medical Sciences

Module description

This module has been designed for post registration nurses to cover the basic principles of anaesthesia and relevant pharmacology, recognise the many and varied apparatus available within this speciality and to focus on the principles of the operation of this equipment. It will provide an opportunity for students who are employed in operating departments to achieve the basic knowledge required to function as a member of the anaesthetic team whilst taking into account the broader issues of physics, environmental factors and legal and ethical issues. It provides an introduction into anaesthetics and will act as the foundation to be built upon in more depth when the next anaesthetic module is undertaken. This module will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience to recognise, communicate and respond competently, with care and compassion, when a patient's clinical condition indicates that they are becoming acutely unwell. Student ODP`s will explore how psychological well-being can impact on recovery and the importance of patient focused care and empowerment (Francis 2013, NHS Constitution 2012). Students will peer assess technical and non-technical skills (caring, compassion, communication, team working, decision making & situation awareness) during the scenarios. The assessment for this module is through a case study and the attainment of clinical competencies. There will be a need to consider the underpinning values within the NHS constitution and how these impinge on the delivery of evidenced based practice. Students must have placement within the anaesthetic environment whilst undertaking the module. The NHS constitution values will underpin the module content and delivery to ensure students are informed and aware of how these values inform their learning and practice development.

Outline content

Care (quality/safety) Person centred, safe, evidence based, documented clearly and accurately, supporting patients to take responsibility for own health. - Treatment and management of patients undergoing anaesthesia - Organisational aspects of providing care - Multidisciplinary team Communication - Verbal and non-verbal communication and how these will be affected by acute illness, culture, age, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs and socio- economic status. Compassion - leadership for change, how we listen, what we say and do. See the person in every patient, respecting boundaries - Anaesthetic techniques, general anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia - Anaesthetic technology - Pharmacology - induction agents, muscle relaxants, Analgesia, i.e. hypertensive agents effects, side effects and post-operative nausea and vomiting Courage - Spread of Innovation, speak up, do the right thing, be open to being challenged ourselves. Overcome barriers and make things happen. Be unafraid to make suggestions. Lead by example. - Special considerations in anaesthesia - Ethics in Perioperative care Competence - Being knowledgeable and safe in all aspects of care - Pharmacology - Treatment and management of patients undergoing anaesthesia Commitment - Rigorous delivery / transparent measurement, delivery of the right care to the right patient at the right time. - The patient undergoing Anaesthesia and the research evidence available - Treatment and Management of patients undergoing anaesthesia

Key texts/literature

Aitkenhead & Smith, (2007) Textbook of Anaesthesia (5th Ed) Churchill-Livingstone Al-Shaikh B & Stacy S (2007) Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment (3rd Ed) Churchill-Livingstone Draper H & Scott W (2004) Ethics in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Butterworth Heimann Gwinnutt C (2004) Lecture Notes on Clinical Anaesthesia (2nd Ed) Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Jasper.M (2003) Reflective practice, Butterworth Heimann Yenntis S, Hirsch,N, Smith,B. (2004) Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z. Butterworth Heinmann. Journals: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Journal of Perioperative Practice Technic, The Journal of Operating Department Practice Websites: www.anaesthesiauk.co.uk www.npsa.nhs.uk www.anaesthesiajournal.co.uk

Specialist learning resources

Access Critical Care Skills Laboratory for certain sessions.

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
Plan and evaluate the holistic care of the patient experiencing Anaesthesia
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically apply an enhanced knowledge of pharmacology as applied to anaesthesia
3
Knowledge and Understanding
Evaluate the legal and ethical issues with the patient experiencing anaesthesia
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate an enhanced understanding in the principles of general, local and regional Anaesthesia
5
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Develop and critically apply the underlying concepts and principles of the physics as applied to anaesthesia including the checking of the anaesthetic machine before patient use
6
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate ability to apply routine patient monitoring equipment an enhanced understanding of the normal parameters

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: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 3 hours per week over 12 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 264
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: In student's own area of work
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: MOD001746/1
Method: Coursework
Details: Case study following a patients perioperative journey from admission to discharge 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 2,4,5
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001746/1
Method: Practical
Details: Clinical Competencies - Attainment of clinical competencies. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1,3,6
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: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 3 hours per week over 12 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 264
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: In student's own area of work
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: MOD001746/1
Method: Coursework
Details: Case study following a patients perioperative journey from admission to discharge 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 2,4,5
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001746/1
Method: Practical
Details: Clinical Competencies - Attainment of clinical competencies. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1,3,6
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: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 3 hours per week over 12 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 264
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: In student's own area of work
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: MOD001746/1
Method: Coursework
Details: Case study following a patients perioperative journey from admission to discharge 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 2,4,5
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001746/1
Method: Practical
Details: Clinical Competencies - Attainment of clinical competencies. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1,3,6
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: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 3 hours per week over 12 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 264
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: In student's own area of work
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: MOD001746/1
Method: Coursework
Details: Case study following a patients perioperative journey from admission to discharge 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 2,4,5
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001746/1
Method: Practical
Details: Clinical Competencies - Attainment of clinical competencies. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1,3,6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 3 hours per week over 12 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 264
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: In student's own area of work
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: MOD001746/1
Method: Coursework
Details: Case study following a patients perioperative journey from admission to discharge 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 2,4,5
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001746/1
Method: Practical
Details: Clinical Competencies - Attainment of clinical competencies. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1,3,6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 3 hours per week over 12 weeks
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 264
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: In student's own area of work
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: MOD001746/1
Method: Coursework
Details: Case study following a patients perioperative journey from admission to discharge 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 2,4,5
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001746/1
Method: Practical
Details: Clinical Competencies - Attainment of clinical competencies. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 1,3,6
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100