Module NHS-3150:
Tissue Viability Web Based

Module Facts

Run by School of Health Sciences

60 Credits or 30 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Mrs Jo Jones

Overall aims and purpose

Suitable for Podiatrists, Paramedics and Registered Nurses from all settings/disciplines including Practice Nurses and Private Sector (homes and hospitals). The aim is to provide knowledge of wounds and wound healing in context to your area of speciality, the cost of wounds to the health service and patient and factors influencing wound healing as well as dressing techniques ANTT vs Clean and dressing selection.

Course content

Revisiion of the structure and function of the skin and skin throughout the age ranges. Anatomy and Physiology of the skin (to include Elderly skin, Young skin) Wound Types (acute, traumatic and chronic) specific sections for; Paramedics, Care of the Elderly, Community, Surgery, Podiatry, CYP Wound Healing (factors and conditions affecting e.g. dermatology, dehiscence, oedema, lymphoedema, diabetes, burns, deliberate self-harm related to practice) Wound Assessment – general how to and then to feedback in relation to practice Dressing Selection (In relation to practice area - Debridement) ANNT vs Clean – roadside management, wounds in awkward places. Care Planning and documentation for wounds (related to SMART and role) Pressure Ulceration Prevention and Management (related to role and trust) specific sections for; Paramedics, Care of the Elderly, Community, Surgery, Podiatry, CYP Psychology of wounds. specific sections for; Paramedics, Care of the Elderly, Community, Surgery, Podiatry, CYP Ethical and Legal issues (in relation to practice) Referral to specialist services

Assessment Criteria

good

C- to C+ Demonstrates some understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in the module. Demonstrates some understanding and demonstration of application and process of appropriate tissue viability issues and management and with some identification of wound health promotion/pressure ulceration prevention. Written work contains limited computational errors. Demonstrates some accurate arguments with some original interpretation and with some relevant links to theory and practice. Referencing in text and reference list in APA style will contain few errors.

B- to B+ A very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed

excellent

A- to A* Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in the module. Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and demonstration of application and process of appropriate tissue viability assessment and management and with wide evidence of and identification of wound health promotion/pressure ulceration prevention strategies. Written work contains minor computational errors. Demonstrates accurate and original arguments with comprehensive interpretation and with highly relevant links to theory and practice. Referencing in text and reference list in APA style will not contain errors.

threshold

D- to D+ Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in the module. Basic understanding and demonstration of application and process of appropriate tissue viability issues and managements and with limited identification of wound health promotion/pressure ulceration prevention. Written work does not contain a large number of computational errors. Demonstrate an attempt to present relevant links to theory and practice. Referencing in text and reference list in APA style will or may contain some errors.

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of differing types of wounds and factors affecting wound healing in patients.

  2. Demonstrate analysis through reflection and evaluation of wound managements in relation to evidence and their practice.

  3. Demonstrate ability to assess and manage wounds utilising evidence based practice.

  4. Identify potential improvements to management and delivery of tissue viability in relation to their area/scope of practice.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
INDIVIDUAL BLOG Reflective Blog Considering Aspects of Tissue Viability in the Context of Your Role 50
EXAM Multiple Choice Questions Related to Tissue Viability and its Management

A 50 qiestion MCQ exam with questions based on tissue viability and wound care.

50

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
One-to-one supervision

Supervision for assignment guidance

3
Lecture

14 hours of lectures delivered over 2 days on campus Initial day to explain course set up and requirements, library tour and electronic resources, blogging and reflection.

14
Workshop

Wounds Workshop for 3 hours with industry partners examining products avaliable on the Local Health Board Formulary

3
Private study

180 hours private study to access the web based element of delivery for this course, utilising the blackboard platform to engage in activities and participate in formative and summative work.

180

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
  • Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
  • Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
  • Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
  • Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
  • Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
  • Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in

Subject specific skills

Anatomy and Physiology of the skin Changes to the Skin through life Wound Types Holistic Patient Assessment Wound assessment Factors affecting wound healing Care Planning for wounds – relevant to role Dressing Selection Types of Debridement Exudate Management Principles of wound dressing ANNT vs Clean wound dressing Pressure Ulceration- development Identifying patients at risk of pressure ulceration? Prevention and management of pressure management Psychology of wounds. Referral to specialist services/interventions Ethical and Legal issues in wound management

Resources

Resource implications for students

Photocopying and printing Subscription to internet provider to access BU on-line catalogues and Blackboard from home residence IT resources such as laptop/computer, memory sticks

Talis Reading list

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-3150.html

Reading list

Under construction