Module title: Recognising Acute Illness and Deterioration

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ADN09109
Module leader: Fiona Smith
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Enduring Conditions and Community Care
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

Models/approaches to aid clinical decision making
Common presentations of acute illness and deterioration
Revision of appropriate anatomy and physiology
Relevant clinical skills such as diagnostic measures, intervention procedures and rationale for care
Care documentation
Interpretation of clinical findings
Relevant legal/ethic issues e.g. Do Not Resuscitate Orders, medication documentation
Team working and communication issues
Models and process of critical reflection, with particular reference to 'debrief' sessions




Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Utilise a variety of problem solving approaches to aid clinical decision-making
LO2: Formulate and document a plan of care for common presentations of acute illness and deterioration
LO3: Consolidate and demonstrate relevant clinical skills utilising evidence based approach
LO4: Interpret clinical findings to aid the process of decision making
LO5: Critically reflect on the clinical decision making applied during simulated practice

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - BROOKER, C., NICOL, M., ALEXANDER, M.F. (EDS) (2011) ALEXANDER'S NURSING PRACTICE: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE ELSEVIER, 4th ed. - ISBN: 9780702031526
Core - THOMSON, C., DOWDING, D. (EDS) (2011) ESSENTIAL DECISION MAKING AND CLINICAL JUDGEMENT FOR NURSING: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780443067273
Recommended - CREED, F., SPEERS, C. (EDS) (2010) CARE OF THE ACUTELY ILL ADULT: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR NURSES.: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780191575907
Recommended - LOFTUS, I. (ED) (2010) CARE OF THE CRITICALLY ILL SURGICAL PATIENT: HODDER ARNOLD, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780340987247
Recommended - MACINTOSH, I., MOORE, T., BASSETT, C.C. (EDS.) (2011) CARING FOR THE SERIOUSLY ILL PATIENT: HODDER ARNOLD, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780340967577
Recommended - TORTORA, G.J., DERRICKSON, B. (2011) PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: WILEY, 13th ed. - ISBN: 9780470929186
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