This module will enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of the normal physiology of the child and the pregnant woman, and your recognition, assessment and management skills in managing emergency situations pertaining to obstetric, neonatal and paediatric service users, taking into account developmental stages and the family care context.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
Can be studied as part of the BSc Hons Practice Development: Developing Paramedic Practice.
The content will cover:
- Anatomy and physiology relating to the child
- Developmental milestones
- Recognition of the sick child
- Management of the sick child including pharmacological intervention and intra osseous infusion
- Physiology of normal labour
- Pathophysiology of abnormal labour
- Advanced neonatal and child life support
- Scope of practice
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Family support
- Involvement in decision-making
- Referral, multidisciplinary team working
On completion of this module you will be able to:
- 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 appraise the methods and underpinning theory regarding the assessment of the sick child and interpretation of this information to recognise the sick child
- Critically evaluate and apply the underlying principles and contemporary evidence based practice to the management of paediatric emergencies including resuscitation, trauma and medical 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 including advanced resuscitation skills
- Demonstrate the ability to adapt interpersonal communication methods for caring for these patient groups, their families and in partnership working with the multi-disciplinary team, critically reflecting on the limits of their own knowledge and scope of practice, and the need for referral.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
Students must participate in the formative components of the module in order to successfully pass the module. All individual elements of the summative assessment must be passed in order to pass the module. The practical assessment will include the management of a cardiac arrest of a child.
If students have studied the equivalent module at Level 5 (HPHP5008) then they cannot study this Level 6 version.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.
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