Nursing & Allied Health

Caring for the Unwell or Injured Child presenting to the Acute, Urgent or Emergency Care Setting Module

This module aims to develop the registered nurse / AHP/ paramedic to assess and respond appropriately to the care of an unwell or injured child presenting in an acute, urgent or emergency care setting. Application of rapid assessment tools and integration of knowledge in common childhood conditions will be explored to enable safe evidence-based nursing management.

Caring for the Unwell or Injured Child presenting to the Acute, Urgent or Emergency Care Setting Module

Course Overview

  • Attendance


    Part Time
  • Duration


    4 months
  • Dates


    Semester 1 - September 2021
  • Venue


    Blended Learning 
  • Cost


    L6 - £1000 / L7 £1000 / NHS funded places available (subject to eligibility criteria)

Learning outcomes at level 6:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the stages of child development and aetiology of common childhood conditions
  • Apply a systematic and structured approach to the assessment of the unwell or injured child including and demonstrating the skills to initiate the appropriate treatment or referral.
  • Identify appropriate and apply rapid assessment tools when caring for the unwell or injured child that support the escalation process to manage the unwell or injured child. 

Learning outcomes at level 7:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the stages of child development and in depth knowledge of the aetiology of common childhood conditions
  • Critique and apply a systematic and structured approach to the assessment of the unwell or injured child, demonstrating in depth knowledge and skills to initiate the appropriate treatment or referral.
  • Apply and critically evaluate rapid assessment tools in paediatrics that support the escalation process to manage the unwell or injured child

Indicative Module Content:

  • Child development
  • Common illness/ presentations
  • Assessment of the acutely ill/injuredchild including assessment tools
  • Pain management
  • Play and distraction
  • PILS/ Newborn life support
  • SUDIC and bereavement
  • Major trauma management
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental health issues in children

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