Rhedir gan School of Medical and Health Sciences
30.000 Credyd neu 15.000 Credyd ECTS
Semester 1 a 2
This module uses a dynamic, interactive critical pedagogy to engage students to consider people and their families in the assessment and management of their condition, throughout their lifespan, with a focus on medicines management and safe prescribing principles. This module will draw upon real life experiences of people with long term conditions. To achieve this, service users will be invited to be part of the module team and engage in assessing students. Safe medicines management is integral to quality care outcomes for people. Medicines management is defined as the safe and cost-effective use of medicines in clinical practice, with maximum patient benefits while minimising potential harm.
In this module, students will be encouraged to challenge practice and preconceived ideas in order to apply the principles of person-centred care along with relevant legal and ethical frameworks. The student will focus upon the person, their family and the impact long term conditions have upon their day to day lives. Person centred teamwork and effective communication are therefore vital. This module has been developed to help give you the knowledge, skills and professionalism to work in partnership with patients and families to help them understand and manage long term conditions. Shared decision-making can be supported by the nurse being able to provide safe and up-to-date advice to patients, which will ensure a humanistic and professional approach to the long term management and consequent medicines management.
This knowledge will also enable the nurse and the patient to safely and effectively manage / optimise any necessary medications and to give you the underpinning knowledge required for your second in point assessment while out in practice. You will also develop the knowledge and skills to prescribe non-pharmacological interventions, which can enhance the individual’s health and well-being. In addition, this module will provide a sound base required for progressing to becoming an independent prescriber as a registered nurse.
The module will be delivered through a blended approach to lead lectures, with the provision of lecture capture and resources for additional learning. Module content will also be delivered and enhanced through online directed study. Students will be encouraged to develop independent learning skills and apply skills learnt in a patient- centred approach to medication management.
Welsh element in the teaching: 50%
This module is developed in relation to directive NMC Specific EU Directive 2005/36/EC
All assessments have to be passed in order to achieve the module credits.
• Person centred assessment, which engages the person and their family in all aspects of the care journey.
• Social policy: long term conditions; prescribing, local and national policies, guidelines in relation to medicines management; polypharmacy; the prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposal of medication.
• Decision making and shared decision making associated with prescribing medicines or other interventions.
• Patient education for shared decision making to promote concordance and optimisation of medicines management
• Self-care and medicines management in multiple contexts
•How to effectively use the British National Formulary and achieve an effective balance between legislation, policy, political influences, available resources and patient safety/ preference/tolerance.
• Governance and incident reporting; adverse drug reactions, side effects and allergies. • Safely calculate drug doses • Professionalism and application of Nursing and Midwifery Council Code. • Managing adverse events • Accountability and duty of candour; prescribing/administration errors and learning through reflection. • Innovations and emerging technologies in medicines management. • Legal & ethical issues around medications management including capacity; consent, record keeping; different classifications of medicines (controlled drugs, prescription only/pharmacy/general sales list). • Person centred pharmacology, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; routes and preparations and legal aspects of nursing (to meet NMC EU Directive for general nurses). • Evaluating care and monitoring the effects of medications and other interventions.
Threshold - Grades: D- to D+ Understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment to in order to pass.
Good - Grades: C- to C+ Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed.
Very Good Grades: 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 - Grades: A- to A* Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and the outcomes being assessed.
Discuss critical decision-making skills to facilitate safe, holistic, person-centred care
Demonstrate an understanding of safe and effective medicines knowledge
Demonstrate a person-centred approach to medication management
Apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacology across people's lifespan
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Private study – reading and assessment completion
supervision workshops for assessments
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Mentora - Gallu cefnogi, helpu, arwain, ysbrydoli ac/neu hyfforddi eraill
- Gofalu - Dangos consyrn am eraill; gofalu am blant, pobl ag anableddau ac/neu'r henoed
- Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
- Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
Adult field specific Will review prescribing and administration practices across the lifespan for a range of conditions and settings.
Child field specific Prescribing and administration practices of medicines for cyp (dosages, checking, calculations, different preparations, clinical holding and distraction) Optimisation of medicines in cyp nursing Child and family centred medicines management and facilitating compliance
Mental health Diagnostic Criteria and medical interventions Administration routes of psychotropic drugs including during restraint Care and treatment planning around medical interventions and medication management Mental Health law and medical interventions including Electro Convulsive Therapy ECT
Learning Disability Medication as part of a person centered / holistic care plan Understanding of psychopharmacology particularly in relation to people with a learning disability Diagnosis, administration and self-administration, monitoring of effects and side effects in relation to learning disability. Issues of consent, capacity and best interests in relation to learning disability. Awareness of ethical issues in relation to the over prescribing of antipsychotics (STOMP).
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Students may incur costs from the purchase of paper, pens, printing, photocopies, USB sticks, a subscription to internet provide access to BU internet resources away from University/halls
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nac-2003.html
Barber, P. and Robertson, D.(2015) Essentials of pharmacology for nurses. 3rd edn. Buckingham: Open University Press. McGavok, H. (2016) How drugs work: basic pharmacology for healthcare professionals. 4th edn. London: CRC Press. Müller, M (2016) Clinical Pharmacology: Current Topics and Case Studies. 2nd Ed. Springer. Waller, D. & Sampson, A. P. (2017) Medical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Fifth ed. Elsevier