Module title: Foundation in Critical Care

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

Module code: NMS09163
Module leader: Fiona Pollock
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car
Prerequisites

Examples of Equivalent Learning
Staff who are currently working in a critical care clinical practice area with less than 18 months critical care exp

2018/9, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Pollock
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A range of teaching strategies including collaborative group work with learning set evaluations, practical workshops and independent learning will encourage students to engage with learning and develop skills and knowledge required to manage critically ill patients. LOs 1&2 will be achieved by face to face learning and the assessment strategy.
LO 3 will be facilitated through the use of work based learning and achievement of core competencies. Self-assessment tools and learning sets will be utilised in order to encourage students to achieve LO 4.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments as explained below are intended to support students new to critical care nursing practice. This will provide the opportunity to feed forward and allow learners to critically reflect on new learning and refine ideas, encouraging deep learning.

The format of the formative exercises will encourage independence and clinical decision making skills through clinical assessment.
Formative assessment will be in the form of work based learning and a formative OSCE between wee 8 to prepare students for the summative clinical competency assessment.


Summative Assessment:
A Portfolio of evidence comprising core competencies (LO 1-4). In week 15, these will be assessed in clinical practice by mentors who have attended mentorship preparation to ensure consistent and fair assessment. [10 core competencies]



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 30
Other Work based learning 100
Independent Learning Guided independent study 50
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 100 1,2,3,4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Pollock
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A range of teaching strategies including collaborative group work with learning set evaluations, practical workshops and independent learning will encourage students to engage with learning and develop skills and knowledge required to manage critically ill patients. LOs 1&2 will be achieved by face to face learning and the assessment strategy.
LO 3 will be facilitated through the use of work based learning and achievement of core competencies. Self-assessment tools and learning sets will be utilised in order to encourage students to achieve LO 4.



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments as explained below are intended to support students new to critical care nursing practice. This will provide the opportunity to feed forward and allow learners to critically reflect on new learning and refine ideas, encouraging deep learning.

The format of the formative exercises will encourage independence and clinical decision making skills through clinical assessment.
Formative assessment will be in the form of work based learning and a formative OSCE between weeks 8 to prepare students for the summative clinical competency assessment.


Summative Assessment:
A Portfolio of evidence comprising core competencies (LO 1-4). In week 15, these will be assessed in clinical practice by mentors who have attended mentorship preparation to ensure consistent and fair assessment. [10 core competencies]



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 30
Other Work based learning 100
Independent Learning Guided independent study 50
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 100 1,2,3 & 4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Pollock
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A range of teaching strategies including collaborative group work with learning set evaluations, practical workshops and independent learning will encourage students to engage with learning and develop skills and knowledge required to manage critically ill patients.
LOs 1&2 will be achieved by face to face learning and the assessment strategy.
LO 3 will be facilitated through the use of work based learning and achievement of core competencies. Self-assessment tools and learning sets will be utilised in order to encourage students to achieve LO 4.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments as explained below are intended to support students new to critical care nursing practice. This will provide the opportunity to feed forward and allow learners to critically reflect on new learning and refine ideas, encouraging deep learning.

The format of the formative exercises will encourage independence and clinical decision making skills through clinical assessment.
Formative assessment will be in the form of work based learning and a formative OSCE between week 8 to prepare students for the summative clinical competency assessment.


Summative Assessment:
A Portfolio of evidence comprising core competencies (LO 1-4). In week 15, these will be assessed in clinical practice by mentors who have attended mentorship preparation to ensure consistent and fair assessment. [10 core competencies]



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 30
Other Work based learning 100
Independent Learning Guided independent study 50
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 100 1,2,3,4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Pollock
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A range of teaching strategies including collaborative group work with learning set evaluations, practical workshops and independent learning will encourage students to engage with learning and develop skills and knowledge required to manage critically ill patients. LOs 1&2 will be achieved by face to face learning and the assessment strategy.
LO 3 will be facilitated through the use of work based learning and achievement of core competencies. Self-assessment tools and learning sets will be utilised in order to encourage students to achieve LO 4.



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments as explained below are intended to support students new to critical care nursing practice. This will provide the opportunity to feed forward and allow learners to critically reflect on new learning and refine ideas, encouraging deep learning.
The format of the formative exercises will encourage independence and clinical decision making skills through clinical assessment.

Regular formative assessment will be in the form of work based learning and a formative OSCE in week 8 to prepare students for the summative OSCE. Clinical Scenario assessment will be supported by constructive alignment of the teaching sessions to prepare students for Summative OSCE.



Summative Assessment:
A Portfolio of evidence comprising core competencies (LO 1-4). In week 15, these will be assessed in clinical practice by mentors who have attended mentorship preparation to ensure consistent and fair assessment. [10 core competencies]




Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Groupwork (Independent Study) 30
Other Work based learning 100
Independent Learning Guided independent study 50
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 100 1,2,3,4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will include 6 study days incorporating the fundamental aspects of critical care nursing. Multiple professionals including Allied Health Professionals will deliver the module content, which will involve introduction to patient assessment and emergency airway management including tracheostomy and laryngectomy emergencies. Students will also partake in clinical work based learning activities incorporating management of vascular access devices, recognition of a deteriorating patient and ethical dilemmas within critical care. Cardiovascular assessment based on cardiac conduction, recognition of ECG rhythms and arrhythmias, as well as homeostasis and the impact of vasoactive medications will be delivered by a collaboration of class based tutorials and clinical skills assessment. Respiratory management will include chest auscultation, manual hyperinflation, high flow nasal oxygen, non- invasive and invasive ventilation.
Allied Health Professionals will deliver further tutorials on nutrition, rehabilitation of patient’s within critical care, assessment of tissue viability and wound management. Other tutorials include recognition of shock, acute kidney injury, acute liver failure, organ donation, management of raised intracranial pressure and therapeutic interventions.
This module will promote self-awareness, teamwork and human factors by a combination of tutorials, workshops and self-directed learning. Students will be expected to exercise autonomy and initiative through the completion of clinical work based competencies under the guidance of the module leader and clinical educator. Simulation based clinical assessment scenarios will be delivered to provide stimulating learning experiences, and promotion of safe, reliable and up to date critical care nursing practice.

This module will provide you with an introduction to Critical Care Nursing and will deliver the underpinning knowledge to support the safe and effective care of critical care patients. In order to promote patient safety, you will engage in a number of different learning experiences to develop and enhance your knowledge, competency skills and technical abilities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge and understanding of normal and altered physiology to the assessment, treatment and management of critically ill patients.
LO2: Demonstrate a systematic assessment of critically ill patients
LO3: Based on best evidence- construct and implement a plan of care for critically ill deteriorating patients promoting safe, effective person-centred care.
LO4: Critically reflect/ appraise the ethical and legal issues associated with critical care nursing practice.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS09163 Foundations in Critical care