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Neonatal High and Low Dependency Care - Level 6 - MW0621

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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.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the infant and family needing specialist and high dependency care. You will begin by understanding Neonatal physiology from conception to birth, and understand how an infant’s physiology changes to adapt to extra uterine life. You will also learn how any altered physiology/abnormality can lead to ill health within the Neonatal period, requiring specialist and high dependency care. You will learn the importance of a collaborative approach to family centred care and how the needs of the infant’s family are essential to Neonatal practice. You will understand the complexities of caring for a child requiring specialist and high dependency care in relation to nutrition, hydration, pain management, infection prevention, resuscitation, discharge and transfer to neighbouring units or home. The module builds the foundation to discuss these issues and others in the intensive care infant.

This Level 6 module enables staff new to the neonatal speciality to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills in relation to Low and High Dependency Care. After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied physiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for babies requiring Low and High Dependency Care and ensure the correct procedures are adopted to minimise the risk to infants and their families. You will also be confident demonstrating a professional approach dealing with sensitive issues and communicating effectively within a multi-disciplinary team. This module is delivered in practice to form part of a staff induction package and recognition of QIS (NHS England 2015) It is delivered in conjunction with the completion of clinical competencies as part of the induction period in the workplace.

This course would suit staff new to the neonatal speciality who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in relation to High and Low Dependence Care and covers the following topics: 

  • Basic Resuscitation and stabilisation
  • Identification of at risk neonate
  • Non-invasive respiratory support
  • Supporting transition to oral feeding 
  • Professional practice
  • Effective Communication
  • Evidence based practice in neonatal care
  • Developmental care
  • Discharge planning
  • Supporting Parents’ needs

Course info

Award Type Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Formal lectures, seminars and simulation exercise

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Work-based Learning

Location Coach Lane Campus

This course would suit staff new to the neonatal speciality who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in relation to High and Low Dependence Care and covers the following topics:

  • Basic Resuscitation and stabilisation
  • Identification of at risk neonate
  • Non-invasive respiratory support
  • Supporting transition to oral feeding 
  • Professional practice
  • Effective Communication
  • Evidence based practice in neonatal care
  • Developmental care
  • Discharge planning
  • Supporting Parents’ needs

 

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.  

Previous evidence of level 5 study.

The aim of this module is to facilitate staff new to the specialty in developing a foundation of knowledge and skills in relation to Low and High Dependency Care.

1. Utilise knowledge of applied physiology to demonstrate the ability to assess plan implement and evaluate care for babies and their families requiring Low and High Dependency Care
2. Adopt the correct procedures to minimise risk to infants and families within their care
3. Demonstrate the ability to develop a critical approach to decision making within their role utilizing appropriate evidence
4. Demonstrate a professional approach when dealing with sensitive issues in practice
5. Communicate effectively within the multi-disciplinary team when caring for infants and their families

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