Module title: Management of emergencies during childbirth

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MID11114
Module leader: Connie McLuckie
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Connie McLuckie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LO 1-5
The theoretical content of the module will be delivered initially by using a combination of lectures and Moodle/VLE materials. The on-line material will complement the theory and underpin the pathophysiology of obstetric complications (LO1)
To facilitate the application of theory to evidence based practice, group tutorials and team based approaches will be utilised. This includes a series of clinical scenarios where you will be encouraged to work in small groups and apply theory to evidence based practice within a simulated emergency situation (LO4 & 5). There will also be opportunity for you to give and receive peer feedback during these sessions (LO2 & 4).
Finally to enhance the learning experience within this module you will undertake an Obstetric Emergency Study Day facilitated by lecturers and clinical staff within the clinical environment during week 7 (LO2 & 3).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
These skills will be enhanced by the content, teaching approaches and learning activities embedded in the module. These opportunities will promote the development of your practical, interpersonal, communication (written and oral), information retrieval, team working and time management skills.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Formative assessment
Formative assessment will include weekly tests, this allows for immediate feedback which affords you opportunity to improve your future performance. You will write and peer assess a clinical exam (OSCE), this will facilitate development of critical analysis of the evidence and inform the link between practice and theory – a study aid for the assessment (LOs 1-5). An obstetric emergency study day will also afford the opportunity to practice within a simulated emergency situation.

Research / teaching linkages
Throughout this module you will be encouraged to access library resources, and seek an appropriate evidence base for midwifery practice.
This is achieved by examining the nature of evidence, applying it to practice and the acquisition of new midwifery skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
This module will conform to Edinburgh Napier University guidelines in supporting you in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner, taking into consideration diverse student groups. These principles underpin the module content and the philosophy of midwifery care.

Internationalisation
This module will enable you to extend your focus to one which takes into account the relationship between local and national health care needs and responses within a wider global context

For the purposes of Edinburgh Napier University Academic Regulations this module is a SNMSC Theory Module. This module will be graded to the level 11 criteria.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will include weekly tests, this allows for immediate feedback which affords you opportunity to improve your future performance. You will write and peer assess a clinical exam (OSCE), this will facilitate development of critical analysis of the evidence and inform the link between practice and theory – a study aid for the assessment (LOs 1-5). An obstetric emergency study day will also afford the opportunity to practice within a simulated emergency situation.



Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment
Summative assessment: you will identify an appropriate incident relevant to the module content. Then you will provide an in-depth critical analysis of the incident and analyse current evidence and policy to make recommendations for best practice (LOs 1-5). This will be submitted week 14/15.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Face To Face Lecture 34
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to enable you to critically apply the necessary knowledge and skills in the management of complications that occur in both mother and baby during the childbearing period. During this module you will learn to critically assess evidence based care and apply principles of good practice to the care of women with complex needs. You will learn to appreciate the importance of partnership working with women and the multidisciplinary team .The module content is divided into key areas:
Antenatal
Polyhydramnios, oligohydramnios, bleeding in pregnancy including early pregnancy loss, TOP and fetal malformations,
Intranatal
Malpresentation, malpositioning, multiple pregnancy, interpretation of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, pre- term labour
Postpartum
Retained placenta, thromboembolism, amniotic fluid embolism, disseminated intravascular coagulation, haemolysis elevated liver enzymes low platelets syndrome, shock
Obstetric Emergencies
Shoulder dystocia, post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) and secondary PPH, cord prolapse, adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Sick baby
Respiratory depression & neonatal resuscitation, oxygen therapy, neonatal respiratory problems, neonatal neurological problems, developmental care, temperature regulation problems, working with parents, infant nutrition including breast feeding and how to manage challenges.
Problem solving including the use of women’s stories
Research and evidence including how to source relevant information and understand some of the professional issues for midwives
Efficient moving and handling
Patient safety – implementation of appropriate risk management strategies, communication skills – SBAR, SEWS documentation, multidisciplinary team working

You will also study within this module the principles of medicine administration and the midwives role, including policies and guidelines around emergencies. You will also critically examine the research and evidence around the management of such emergencies and how to source relevant information such as national guidelines.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
L01. Critically explore the pathophysiology of obstetric complications that occur in both the mother
and baby during the childbirth.
LO2. Examine and discuss the impact of the management of obstetric complications in childbirth using a problem solving approach.
LO3. Critically reflect on the role of the midwife and health professionals within the multidisciplinary
team when dealing with complications around childbirth.
LO4. Critique the patient safety agenda in relation to complex midwifery care
LO5. Critically appraise the evidence around the interventions and treatments used in emergency
care.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Management of emergencies during childbirth