Module title: Complexities of Adult Nursing

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

Module code: ADN09128
Module leader: Michelle O'Reilly
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing in Acute interventions
Prerequisites

n/a


Description of module content:

Extend knowledge of tools used to inform / aid clinical decision making e.g. Glasgow Coma Scale, Scottish Early Warning Scale (SEWS).
Enhance knowledge of history taking, patient assessment and relevant investigations and use this to inform clinical decision making.
Plan, implement and evaluate the care for patients with complex needs, whilst providing a rationale for this.
Enhance knowledge and skills in prioritisation of patient care.
Draw on research-based evidence to improve knowledge of patient management, particularly patients with complex needs.
Develop appropriate clinical skills, including communication skills to enhance care delivery, team working and the patient / carer experience.





Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Theoretically and in a simulated setting, demonstrate patient assessment and history taking
LO2: Interpret data from the patient assessment and relate this to the patients’ clinical features
LO3: Determine priorities of care for patients with complex needs from potentially diverse backgrounds.
LO4: Provide a evidence-based rationale for the outcomes focussed care for patients with complex needs.
LO5: Demonstrate clear and concise communication in both verbal and written format


Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ADAM, S., ODELL, M., AND WELCH, J (2010) RAPID ASSESSMENT OF THE ACUTELY ILL PATIENT.: WILEY-BLACKWELL., 1st ed.
Core - DOUGHERTY, L. LISTER,S (2008) THE ROYAL MARSDEN HOSPITAL MANUAL OF CLINICAL NURSING PROCEDURES 8TH ED. HTTPS://EZP.NAPIER.AC.UK/LOGIN?URL=HTTP://WWW.RMMONLINE.CO.UK/ [AVAILABLE JUNE 2012]: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 8th ed.
Core - GOTZSCHE, P.,WULFF, H. (2007) RATIONALE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT: EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL DECISION MAKING: WILEY, 4th ed.
Core - TORTORA, G.J. DERRICKSON, B. (2009) PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: WILEY, 11th ed.
Core - WALSH, M (2007) WATSON'S CLINICAL NURSING AND RELATED SCIENCES: BAILLIERE TINDALL, 7th ed.
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