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Certificate - Emergency Care of Women and Children Level 7

Drawn from the MSc Paramedic: Practice Development programme, this module aims to facilitate development of your knowledge and critical understanding of the normal physiology of the child and the pregnant woman; the application of clinical management; and assessment skills in emergency situations pertaining to obstetric, neonatal and paediatric service users, taking into account the family care context.

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Course Overview

To aid the development of clinical practice, you will be required to demonstrate a comprehensive appreciation of transdisciplinary care and the need for appropriate referral to specialist services. The module will require you to evaluate and synthesise the development of your own clinical practice through reasoning and reflection.

On this course you will...

  • Apply an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the normal anatomy and physiology of the child and their normal developmental stages and landmarks.
  • Critically evaluate and apply the underlying principles of assessment and recognition of a sick child to demonstrate understanding of the evidence-based management of paediatric emergencies.
  • Apply knowledge and critical understanding of the anatomy, physiology of normal pregnancy and labour to the assessment and management of obstetric and neonatal emergencies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt interpersonal communication methods for caring for these patient groups, their families including partnership working in a transdisciplinary approach, critically evaluating scope of practice, and the need for referral
  • Critically analyse how learning from this module has transformed your understanding of your practice.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

The module content includes: anatomy and physiology relating to the child; developmental milestones; recognition of the sick child; management of the sick child; physiology of normal labour; recognition of obstetric complications, obstetric emergency; communication and interpersonal skills; family support; referral, multidisciplinary team working.

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