In order to be responsive to the constantly changing nature of Pre Hospital Care Practice, this module will allow you to develop advanced knowledge of a chosen contemporary issue related to developments in your current area of work, identifying a specific focus area, synthesising the current policies theories and principles underpinning practice in that area, and critically evaluating the impact on practice this development may bring.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
This module can be studied as part of the MSc Practice Development: Enhancing Paramedic Practice
The principles of critical thinking skills, evidence based practice, audit and evaluation of practice change will be applied to selected current major practice issues such as the proposal to discontinue paramedic intubation practice. Teaching staff will determine the topics which may change over the duration of the module due to the rapidly changing nature of pre hospital care practice.
On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Identify and critically discuss key issues for the development of Pre Hospital Care Practice
- Demonstrate mastery in the use of analytical skills necessary to respond to new policy directives
- Critically evaluate the likely impact of proposed changes in practice
- Critically review the evidence base underpinning practice innovation
Indicative core bibliography
Aveyard H (2010) Doing a literature review in health and social care 2nd edition. Open University Press
Callum,N. et al (2007) Evidenced-based Nursing. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing
DiCenso A et al (2005) Evidence Based Nursing; A Guide to Clinical Practice. Toronto Elsevier Mosby.
Lindsay, B. (2007) Understanding Research and Evidence Based Practice. London: Reflect Press.
Mc Sherry R and Bassett C (eds) (2002) Practice development in the clinical setting: a guide to implementation. Cheltenham; Nelson Thornes
Melnyck B, Fineout-Overholt E (2005) Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Price A & Scowcroft A (2011) Essential skills for influencing in healthcare. Radclifffe
Further subject specific items will be identified by the designated subject tutor
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
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