Nursing & Allied Health
Advanced Clinical Decision Making: Nurse-led Recognition and Response in Children
This module aims to introduce registered nurses / AHP’s / Paramedics to the concepts and theory of advanced clinical decision making working within the parameters of a nurse-led pathway. It will enable the practitioner to undertake comprehensive clinical assessments and respond appropriately when an infant or child meets the criteria or deviates from a specified pathway. It will enable the practitioner to identify treatment / investigations to manage safety, and offers the opportunity to transform care delivery by improving patient experience in the discharge process.
Semester 2 - January 2022
L7 £1000 / NHS funded places available (subject to eligibility criteria)
- Undertake a comprehensive assessment of body systems in children following the use of a risk stratification process
- Critically analyse advanced clinical decision making theory and demonstrate in depth clinical reasoning when undertaking appropriate intervention as part of a nurse-led pathway.
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of the concepts of clinical governance, risk management, ethics, law and professional issues by critically evaluating a proposal for a nurse-led pathway within the clinical area
- Advanced clinical decision making concept and theory
- Practical skills development in history taking
- Comprehensive assessment of body systems respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological and abdominal assessments while identifying red flags within these systems
- Concepts and theory within the risk stratification process, a technique for systematically categorising patients based on their health status and other factors
- PGDs / vaccination schedules and the use of strategies to introduce nurse-led initiation of medication schedules.
- Safety-netting advice and its role in patient safety and the discharge process
- Service improvement models and concepts
- Quality improvement initiative
Everything you need to know
This module is suitable for registered children's nursers nor adult registered nurses/paramedics/AHP's who have completed Caring for the unwell or injured child presenting to an acute, emergency or urgent care setting (level 6 or level 7) 0r equivalent.
For admission to the module you will usually be required to provide evidence of the support from your organisation and meet the entry criteria for Level 7 study: Honours degree or recent successful study at level 6 in relevant subject
Students will be assessed against level 7 academic criteria on the following:
- Project Report on a suitable area for quality improvement using a nurse led pathway in a children's service
- OSCE - utilizing a skills stations approach with assessment scenarios including; history taking, risk stratification process, evidence of safety-netting advice/patient safety
Start date - Semester 2
To be confirmed