Developing CYP Nurse
Run by School of Health Sciences
30 Credits or 15 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mrs Karen Hughes
Overall aims and purpose
Within this module you will build on the fundamental issues required as a children and young person’s (CYP) nurse. You will work in partnership with CYP and their families meeting their healthcare needs in a variety of environments. The skills and knowledge that you acquire will prepare you to provide care and support to CYP. These include the study of the physiological and psychosocial development of the child and young person and the factors that affect normal development. You will develop understanding of legal, moral and ethical issues related to safeguarding children and explore the effects of nature and nurture on the development of the CYP and the relevance of this knowledge for public health and health promotion.
• Family Centred Care, negotiation and decision making with CYP and their families • Management and support of CYP with long term life limiting complex healthcare conditions • Transition to adult care- policy and practice. • The conceptual models of disability and their influences on the healthcare of CYP with long-term complex healthcare needs. • Nursing interventions/skills that result in effective care and support and promotion of healthy lifestyles for CYP and their families. This will include skills based teaching and learning centred on the NMC (2010) five essential skill clusters. e.g. Nutrition , gastrostomy care, tracheostomy care, catheterisation, bowel care, changing position and seating CYP who have complex healthcare needs, skin assessment and care. • Children’s palliative/ respite and bereavement care • Chronic sorrow • Pharmacological knowledge for medicine management and numeracy for CYP nurses. • Introduction to neonatal nursing. • The essential physical needs of the pregnant or post natal teenager • An introduction to the care required by children and young people with emotional and /or mental health issues. • Evaluating the research evidence underpinning CYP nursing practice.
Threshold Understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module.
Good Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade C- in the Grading Criteria.
Excellent Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria.
- Apply and discuss appropriate theories of communication within the practice setting to build therapeutic relationships with CYP and their families
- Discuss and demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills required for safe, compassionate & effective nursing care for the CYP with a long term condition.
- Identify, select, and analyse appropriate evidence to support decision making during the delivery of care.
- Discuss and engage in personal and professional development utilising reflection, clinical supervision, lifelong learning and collaborative working and self-management
- Demonstrate the numerical skills and ability to perform drug calculations for safe administration of medicines
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
Seminars and tutorials
Simulation and role play
Practical sessions in skills laboratory