Optimising Additional Care
Optimising Additional Care 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Systematic examination of the newborn and screening.
Recognise complications and additional care needs in regards to embryology, adaption to life, the newborn infant, very early child development
A&P, genetics, genomics of adolescent girls and women, and adolescent boys and men, reproductive rights
Recognise and respond promptly to signs of compromise and deterioration in the woman, fetus, newborn infant, interpret and apply research findings to promote best practice, MBRRACE
Optimise normal processes, and anticipate and prevent complications, safety in maternity care relating this to local, national and international care contexts
Obstetric emergencies in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods – maternal and fetal, [including Sepsis, Epilepsy, Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia, APH, PPH], Induction of labour, Instrumental delivery, End of life care
Use evidence based approaches to the management of emergency situations, interpret local, national and international reports
Understand when additional care or support is needed and make referrals, apply research findings to promote best practice, PROMPT, fetal heart surveillance,
The importance of optimising physiological processes, and working to promote positive outcomes and prevent complications, keeping mother and baby together whenever possible, even when complications and additional needs occur, continuity of care and carer
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the scope of the midwife’s role, midwifery accountability and autonomy, specialist roles, Multi-agency working, Interdisciplinary working, Risk assessment, Care planning, Safeguarding, Referral, Escalation, Follow up
Use effective, authentic, meaningful communication skills and strategies with women, their partners and families, and colleagues, human factors, partnership working, record keeping, debriefing,
Understand the woman’s right to decline consent, non-discriminatory care provision
-threshold -Grades D- to D+ Work displays satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed, reflecting a satsifactory level ofbackground study. Presentation, communication and are satisfactory. The work contains some irrelevantmaterial and weaknesses in structure. A grade of D- is required to pass assessements.
-good -Very good, Grades B- to B+ Work displays very good knowledge and understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed, reflecting a good level ofbackground study. The work is focussed, well structured and logically presented. There is some originalinterpretation and demonstration of links between topics. The work is presented to a very good standard with goodcommunication and minimal factual or computational errors.Good, Grades C- to C+ Work displays good knowledge and understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed, reflecting a good level ofbackground study. The work is focussed, mostly structured and overall, logically presented. There is some original, though mimimal, interpretation and demonstration of links between topics. The work is presented to a good standard with goodcommunication but with some factual or computational errors.
-excellent -Grade A- to A* Work displays excellent comprehensive knowledge and detailed understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed, reflecting extensivebackground study. The work is highly focussed, well structured, logically presented with discussion of evidence based information. The work contains original interpretation and new linksbetween topics are developed.The work is presented to a high standard with accuratecommunication and no factual or computational errors.
- Critically demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of optimising normal physiological processes, supporting safe, physical, psychological, social and cultural situations.
- Discuss how a midwife, in partnership with the woman and members of the multidisciplinary team, plans and carries out ongoing integrated assessment, individualised care planning and evaluation for both the woman and the newborn infant.
- Discuss normal physiological processes in fetal development, and newborn and maternal adaptations during childbirth, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of deviations from these.
- Use evidence based practice approaches to respond appropriately to signs of compromise and deterioration in the woman, fetus, and newborn infant.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Anatomy and Physiology Exam Part 1 - Anatomy and Physiology - 2 hours
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Part 2 - Clinical Care - 2 hours
Clinical Practical Assessment
Obstetric emergency OSCE