OD0507 - Applied Post-Anaesthetic and Critical Care

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What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to facilitate the development of transferable skills required to provide competent care for high dependency and critical care Service Users during the post-anaesthetic period. You will be provided the opportunity to undertake clinical placements in both the post-anaesthetic environment within the perioperative area, and in High Dependency Intensive Care Units, enabling you to develop a wider understanding of the care needs of the critically ill and highly dependent Service User. Learning will be facilitated via lectures, seminars and skills rehearsal and clinical practice. You will be given the opportunity to undertake clinical placements in both the post-anaesthetic environment within the perioperative area, and in High Dependency Intensive Care Units, enabling you to develop a wider understanding of the care needs of the critically ill and highly dependent Service User.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, group work, seminars, small group practical sessions, directed and independent learning and will include activities which will engage students in considering the holistic needs of Service Users during the post-anaesthetic period and whilst in Critical Care. In Northumbria’s computer labs you will be able to access a range of eLearning and web-based material, whilst in the Clinical Skill labs you will have access to equipment to allow you to contextualise theory and practice using simulation. Extensive use will also be made of the University’s eLearning Portal (eLP). Anatomical, physiological, psychological and sociological components of a range of topics will be integrated throughout the teaching.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include feedback from tutors in class and guidance towards your summative assessment. You will also receive feedback from your mentor and guidance tutor in relation to practice learning. Written feedback on your summative assessment will be provided along with annotated scripts and individual criterion based feedback. Written feedback from your mentor will inform your ongoing record of achievement. In addition, tutors will respond to questions via the module’s discussion board on the eLP so that the whole group can benefit. The Learning Leaders initiative has been organised to enable peer support and learning within the ODP programme.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• MLO1 Critically explore and appreciate the impact of service user and carer involvement in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care delivered within high dependency and critical care settings.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• MLO 2 Reflect upon and critically analyse the factors which influence respiratory and cardiovascular function throughout the immediate post-anaesthetic and critical care phases.

• MLO3 Demonstrate knowledge of the factors influencing pain and the application of methods of pain management.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• MLO4 Explore, analyse and address the physiological, psychological and socio-cultural needs of Service Users recovering from general and regional anaesthesia and undergoing critical care.

• MLO5 Recognise the factors/drivers influencing the management of varying client groups undergoing post-anaesthesia and critical care.

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment

University based OSCE/Moulage assessment to demonstrate student application of theory to practice whilst addressing the holistic needs of post-anaesthetic and critically ill Service Users. (Learning Outcomes 1-5)


Formative Assessment of the student’s knowledge, understanding and skill development via feedback from group work, simulation, guided study and mentor which will inform summative assessment.

Pre-requisite(s)

NA

Co-requisite(s)

NA

Module abstract

This module is designed to facilitate the development of transferable skills required to provide competent care for high dependency and critical care Service Users during the post-anaesthetic period. The transferable skills gained in the critical care environment will help to enhance your practice when working in Anaesthesia and Post-Anaesthetic Care. Reflection upon your role will develop and reinforce your characteristics as a Northumbria Graduate and increase your employability as a safe and competent practitioner. A great deal of importance is placed on the maintenance of professional currency achieved from links with clinical practice, clinical research and the supervision process. Visiting lecturers will augment your learning around current practice and share professional expertise whilst enhancing the integration of theory and practice. The module and learning materials have been designed and produced for online learning and we make extensive use of the Elp in order to facilitate blended learning. Reflection upon your role will develop and reinforce your characteristics as a Northumbria Graduate and increase your employability as a safe and competent practitioner.

Course info

UCAS Code B990

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 2 years full-time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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