Acute Care: Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult

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Module start dates

Lancaster - 13 January 2014

You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

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Module start dates

Lancaster - 13 January 2014

You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Why study with us?

The module will enhance your ability to recognise and manage the health care needs of acutely ill adults.

Finance

If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.

What can this course lead to? This module can be studied as part of the PgC Practice Development: Acute and Critical Care or drawn into the MSc Practice Development award. Resources and facilities We are amongst the UK’s leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent. Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree

Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures

More about levels and credits

Selection criteria To be eligible to study this module you should be able to apply it to your practice. Modules

HPHG7002 Acute Care: Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult (20 credits at level 7)

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Develop an in depth knowledge and understanding of acute presentations in adults including a critical understanding of red flag diagnoses and red flag symptoms
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding and in depth knowledge of the skills required to perform a primary and secondary health assessment on the acutely ill adult
  • Critically evaluate appropriate early warning tools and investigations which will assist the diagnostic process
  • Critically review the management of acutely ill or emergency cases in adulthood
  • Critically reflect upon the application of the knowledge and understanding gained to practice
Indicative core bibliography

Harrison, R. and Daly, L. (2006) Acute Medical Emergencies. London: Churchill Livingston.

Wood, I. and Garner M (2012) Initial management of acute medical patents: a guide for nurses and healthcare professionals. Wiley-Blackwell

National Patient Safety Agency (2007) The fifth report from the patient safety observatory. Safer care for the acutely ill patient: learning from serious incidents. London: NPSA.

NICE (2007) CG50 Acutely ill patients in hospital. [Online]. Available at:

www.nice.org.uk

www.cks.library.nhs.uk

www.patient.co.uk

www.sign.ac.uk

Course summary
  • Health assessment strategies, primary and secondary survey models and tools used to recognise the acutely ill adult
  • Physical and psychological needs of the acutely ill adult, Physiological track and trigger systems to monitor the acutely ill adult
  • The ‘acute abdomen’ presentation e.g. peritonitis, intestinal obstruction; Neurological signs e.g Stroke, raised intracranial pressure, seizures Respiratory distress & Cardiovascular compromise (e.g. Asthma, heart failure, myocardial infarction)
  • ENT disorders (e.g. epiglottitis)
  • Burns, scalds and poisoning
  • Overwhelming sepsis
  • Trauma and accidental injury.
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