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Management of the Acutely Ill Patient in a Variety of Settings
Management of the Acutely Ill Patient in a Variety of Settings (Level 3 - 40 credits) (FHEQ Level 6) Who is it for? Any qualified health care professional who is currently employed in clinical practice and needs to develop assessment and management skills required to care for acutely ill patients (level 0-1 patient dependency) relevant to their patient group, e.g. A&E, surgery, medicine, obstetrics. You should normally have a minimum of 6 months post qualification experience. This course unit involves collaboration between the University of Manchester and the Critical Care Skills Institute at Trafford. There is the option to choose either a Portfolio Review Route OR a Taught Route in order to gain 40 credits at Level 3. The portfolio review route is the preferred rout for completing this course unit. In order to apply for the portfolio review route students should have registered with the Critical Care Skills Institute and be nearing completion of relevant workshops and clinical competency document. Before starting the University of Manchester course it is expected that you will have received the appropriate certificate of competency from the Critical Care Skills Institute. The taught route does not require any previous work from the Critical Care Skills Institute. You will commence workshops and related workbooks and the clinical competency document alongside two academic assignments all of which need to be completed within a six month period. Key benefits This unit introduces health care professionals to the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the management of patients who are requiring level 0-1 care and who are at risk of becoming acutely unwell. It will encourage students to identify, assess and evaluate their own learning needs and construct the programme that is suitable to meet those needs. This will include self directed learning. Working in the clinical environment this unit will build on your existing knowledge of the use of a structured and systematic approach in the assessment of the level 0-1 patient identifying the need for physiological and holistic care. The unit will develop enhanced knowledge and skills in the evaluation and application of the knowledge of best evidence based practice to implement appropriate care for the patient. Using reflection you will be encouraged to review patient management, to evaluate outcomes and plan for future management of the patient by identifying and sourcing relevant input from the multidisciplinary team. What will I learn? The course is designed to expand practitioners’ existing knowledge and skills and help them develop critical thinking to identify evidence-based interventions that support patients and families experiencing the need for acute intervention. How is the course assessed? Two 2,500 word academic assignments related to your own practice. Competence in practice is assessed by completion of a portfolio of practice based learning outcomes (Greater Manchester Multi-professional Critical Care Programme). You will require a mentor/assessor within your own clinical area who is familiar with the clinical placement document issued by the Critical Care Skills Institute. Attendance Up to 36 weeks, each student will receive a personalised schedule of workshops. Dates of next intake 2nd February 2010 How do I apply? Send in a completed application form, including the arrangements for funding, to the Admissions Office, Jean McFarlane Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. The closing date for applications will be 8th January 2010. Telephone: 0161 306 7604/7605/7746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Funding Full funding for the programme and individual course units is available through the CPD Service Level Agreement (SLA) for staff working in the NHS in Greater Manchester who meet the entry requirements. In order to access SLA funding this will need to be agreed and signed off by the authorised SLA signatory in the organisation on an annual basis. Applicants should contact the Education and Training lead within their organisation, Practice Educator, or equivalent for more information. Candidates may also self fund, the current cost for a level three 40 credits unit is £1,450.00. Learning Outcomes Knowledge and Understanding 1. Understand anatomy and physiology, recognition and treatment of pathophysiology. 2. Recognise physiological deterioration. 3. Assess, plan, implement and critically evaluate the care of the critically ill. 4. Critically evaluate the contribution of the multidisciplinary team. 5. Understand and critically analyse the underpinning professional, ethical and legal. 6. Demonstrate development in leadership by developing and disseminating innovation practice. Intellectual Skills 7. Provide a rationale for clinical decision making through critical evaluation of literature. 8. Using a systematic approach, prioritise the management of care in an acutely ill patient. 9. Critically reflect on practice and how it can be enhanced and developed through learning by experience. 10. Demonstrate innovation in practice through critical analysis and synthesis of the evidence base for practice. Transferable Skills 11. Develop information technology skills. 12. Promote independent learning 13. Recognise own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. 14. Demonstrate time management skills 15. Develop effective communication skills 16. Demonstrate how innovation grounded in evidence based practice may be Implemented through change management Practical Skills 17. Demonstrate development of clinical skills and knowledge to a competent level. 18. Identify individual learning needs and develop strategies to meet those needs. 19. Share knowledge and skills with peers as part of group work or skills acquisition. 20. Demonstrate how developments in practice may be disseminated to the multidisciplinary team.
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