This level 7 distance learning module module aims to enhance the knowledge and understanding of registered healthcare professional to assess, recognise and manage the initial needs of adults who present with acute illness.
Having completed this module, you may wish to bring these 20 credits into the MSc Practice Development or MSc Paramedic: Practice Development programme.
The module is designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of acute presentation in adults including red flag diagnoses and symptoms. On successful completion of the module, you will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the skills required to perform a primary and secondary health assessment on the acutely ill adult and also to evaluate appropriate early warning tools and investigations which assist the diagnostic process.
The module covers topics such as: Physical assessment strategies primary and secondary assessment models and tools used to recognise the acutely ill adult. Including physiological track and trigger systems to monitor the acutely ill adult.
HCPD7068 Acute Care: Initial Management of the Acutely Ill Adult
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Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
Only qualified healthcare professionals will be eligible to study this module. Students must have been working in an acute care environment with at least 6 months experience of assessing and managing acutely ill adults. Students should be able to show potential benefit from studying for the award and a commitment to attempting the assessment items.
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