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Children and Young People Recognition and Emergency Care in Critical Illness - Level 6 - AC6617

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

This module will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to recognise and manage deteriorating critically ill children and young people.

You will gain a sound knowledge and understanding of specific physiological problems encountered in children and be able to recognise, respond to and manage emergency situations and care. The module utilises High Fidelity Simulation with Sim Baby and junior as a key component.

The student will critically explore specific physiological problems encountered by acutely/seriously ill children and the knowledge and skills necessary for assessment and safe management. and will be able to critically reflect upon the nature of care given to seriously ill children or young people and analyse relevant theories that underpin the emergency care.

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Nurses, Midwives and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

 

Teaching and Assessment

You will attend 10 one-day sessions over a period of 10 weeks. You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning strategies which will be used to facilitate links between theory and practice. This includes simulation using scenarios and sim baby/junior lectures, seminars, clinical skills, group work, directed study.

Summative assessment for the module consists of a written essay, critical exploration of acute and serious illness in children and an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). You will also be required to participate in student led simulated scenarios to demonstrate competent practice and through dialogue rationalise actions.

 

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Give Your Career an Edge

Completing this module will enable you to apply knowledge of child specific and developmental pathophysiology in relation to the critically ill child or young person, and demonstrate the ability to rationalise clinical decisions in recognition and assessment of the critically ill child or young person and in the emergency care given.

You will also be able to demonstrate ability to provide safe and effective emergency care to children and young people including basic and advanced life support and demonstrate critical evaluation of national/local and professional guidelines and practice prior to and during transfer.

 

Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 credits).

 

Course info

Award Type Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Short lectures, Workshops, Directed and Self-Directed Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Classroom Based

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start January 2018

Duration 12 Weeks (12 One Day Sessions)

The course aims to develop requisite skills in recognising, assessing and caring for children or young people who have the potential to, or have become ill.    

Previous evidence of level 5 study.

The course aims to develop requisite skills in recognising, assessing and caring for children / young people who have the potential to, or have become ill. The student will critically explore specific physiological problems encountered by acutely / seriously ill children and the knowledge and skills necessary for assessment and safe management. To be able to critically reflect upon the nature of care given to seriously ill children / young people and analyse relevant theories that underpin the emergency care.

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