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SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS10100
Module leader: Toby Edwards
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Enduring Conditions and Community Care

NHS Band 5/6 registered nurse or qualified allied health professional involved in clinical decision - making and patient assessment within acute or primary care in NHS Lothian.


Description of module content:

Primary assessment. Patient history-taking. Assessment and management relating to the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastro intestinal, renal, neurological and metabolic systems. Pain assessment and management. Shock. Clinical decision making theories. Professional accountability. Change management theories. Advancing roles.
This module will develop your knowledge and clinical skills in relation to patient history taking and elements of Patient assessment, in order to prepare you for the planning and initiation of decisions regarding management and referral of patients.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate the assessment and management process in relation to the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastro - intestinal & central nervous systems.
LO2: Manage the assessment and prioritising of patients/clients treatment utilising a systematic approach
LO3: Analyse the decision - making process prior to initial and interim intervention
LO4: Appraise the needs of patients by interpreting the clinical symptoms displayed with sudden or emerging complications.
LO5: Critically analyse the current evidence for best practice and evaluate its implementation

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS10100 Acute Clinical Decision Making