High Dependency Care of the Acutely Ill Child

Module details

Title:
High Dependency Care of the Acutely Ill Child
Code:
MOD001843
Version number:
2
Date amended:
03/AUG/2009
Level:
6
Credit value:
30
Study hours:
300
Module leader:
Joanne Outteridge
Department:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

This level 6 module includes theoretical and practice learning opportunities to enable the learner to: - recognise the acutely ill and the potentially seriously unwell infant, child and young person - understand and explain the physiology and pathophysiology underpinning acute illness in infants, children and young people - initiate and maintain supportive therapies for the acutely ill infant, child and young person In doing this it will prepare healthcare professionals to care for the infant, child or young person with high dependency needs requiring Level 1 Care (Department of Health 1997), and the stabilisation of the infant, child or young person needing respiratory support or Level 2 Care (Department of Health 1997) prior to transfer. A varied range of teaching and learning strategies will be used including lectures, seminars, tutorials and simulations. In order to enable achievement the practice competencies students must be regularly working with infants, children and young people wit high dependency needs. Some students may require placements in clinical areas other than that in which they normally work and these will need to be negotiated with the clinical manager and the placement area prior to commencing the module. The module will be assessed theoretically by an unseen examination which will be fine graded. The practice element of the module will be assessed in practice against a practice competency document on a pass fail basis by an experienced clinical mentor who is already qualified in speciality. Prior to commencing the module, and following discussion with the module leader and clinical manager, the student must identify a suitable mentor.

Outline content

- Normal anatomy and physiology of each body system. - Growth and development. - Assessment of each of the body systems. - Pathophysiology and alterations to homeostasis. - Initial nursing management, supporting the child with failure of each organ system, including clinical skills. - Demonstrating technical competence to continuously manage therapies. - Caring for the long term technology dependent child. - Stressors for families with an acutely unwell child. - Caring for a family whose child dies. - Caring for a family whose child needs to be transferred to PIC. - Supporting families where DNR/withdrawal of treatment is offered. - Using a systematic approach to assess the child, and structure a handover. - Make decisions in the management of the child based on assessment data. - Challenging decisions, based on evidence. - Contemporary issues (e.g., early warning scores). - Government legislation/guidance shaping HD provision. - Evidence based practice - locating and assessing the evidence. - Recognise the MDT and specialist services roles and limitations in providing high dependency care.

Key texts/literature

Advanced Life Support Group, 2005. Advanced Paediatric Life Support, The Practical Approach. 4th ed. London: BMJ/Blackwell Science. Chamley, C., Carson, P., Randall, D., Sandwell, M., 2005. Developmental Anatomy and Physiology of Children. Edinburgh: Elsevier. Davies J, Hassell L, 2007 Children in Intensive Care: A Survival Guide 2nd Ed Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Hazinski, M.F., 2008 Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child 3rd Ed St Louis: Mosby. Kelsey J, McEwing G, 2008 Clinical Skills in Child Health Practice Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone McCance, K.L., Huether, S.E., 2002. Pathophysiology of the Biological Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. 4th ed. St Louis: Mosby, Tortora, G.J., 2008. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 10th ed. New York: John Wiley.

Specialist learning resources

Sim baby equipment and clinical skills laboratory Victoria House, Cambridge. Students who do not work in a dedicated HDU area may need to access other clinical learning opportunities, for example, theatres, adult ITU, NICU. They will therefore require the support of the managers to access practical skills outside of their normal area of work.

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 assessment, planning, intervention and re-assessment of the high dependency infant, child and young person using a systematic approach.
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically appraise different approaches to caring for the family in crisis.
3
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically evaluate how articulating assessment skills will assist in acting as an advocate for the infant, child young person and their families, and challenging decisions.
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate ability to holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate the acute care and high dependency care needs of infants, children and young people and their families that is evidence based.

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: 27
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 27 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 21
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: seminars, tutorials and simulations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: EBL preparation, exam revision, and clinical practice.
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: MOD001843
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen paper focussing on patient scenarios. 3 hours.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001843
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Competencies Document Equivalent to 3,000 words: To be completed in practice by experienced clinical mentor. May require student to have clinical placements other than own. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 4
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: 27
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 27 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 21
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: seminars, tutorials and simulations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: EBL preparation, exam revision, and clinical practice.
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: MOD001843
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen paper focussing on patient scenarios. 3 hours.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001843
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Competencies Document Equivalent to 3,000 words: To be completed in practice by experienced clinical mentor. May require student to have clinical placements other than own. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 4
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: 27
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 27 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 21
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: seminars, tutorials and simulations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: EBL preparation, exam revision, and clinical practice.
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: MOD001843
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen paper focussing on patient scenarios. 3 hours.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001843
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Competencies Document Equivalent to 3,000 words: To be completed in practice by experienced clinical mentor. May require student to have clinical placements other than own. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 4
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: 27
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 27 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 21
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: seminars, tutorials and simulations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: EBL preparation, exam revision, and clinical practice.
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: MOD001843
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen paper focussing on patient scenarios. 3 hours.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001843
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Competencies Document Equivalent to 3,000 words: To be completed in practice by experienced clinical mentor. May require student to have clinical placements other than own. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 4
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: 27
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 27 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 21
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: seminars, tutorials and simulations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: EBL preparation, exam revision, and clinical practice.
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: MOD001843
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen paper focussing on patient scenarios. 3 hours.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001843
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Competencies Document Equivalent to 3,000 words: To be completed in practice by experienced clinical mentor. May require student to have clinical placements other than own. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 4
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:
A-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 27
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: 27 hrs lectures
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 21
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: seminars, tutorials and simulations
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 252
Learning outcome(s): 1-6
Detail: EBL preparation, exam revision, and clinical practice.
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: MOD001843
Method: Examination
Details: Unseen paper focussing on patient scenarios. 3 hours.
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
Assessment number: 011
Code: MOD001843
Method: Practical
Details: Practice Competencies Document Equivalent to 3,000 words: To be completed in practice by experienced clinical mentor. May require student to have clinical placements other than own. Equivalent to 3000 words.
Learning outcomes: 4
Percentage weighting: 0
Fine grade or pass/fail: Pass/Fail
Qualifying mark: 100