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.
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
- Mental health issues in children
Everything you need to know
This module is particularly suitable for registered adult nurses or paramedics who are working with unwell or injured children. For admission to the module you will usually be required to provide evidence of the support of your organisation and meet the entry criteria for the appropriate level in a relevant area / discipline:
- 120 credits at level 5 (Dip HE) or equivalent for level 6 (degree) study
- Honours degree or equivalent for level 7 (masters) study
Students will be assessed against level 6 or level 7 academic criteria on the following:
- Skills portfolio
- Case study presnetation