Nursing Practice 1 PGD
Run by School of Health Sciences
40 Credits or 20 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Mrs Naomi Jenkins
Overall aims and purpose
This clinical skills/clinical placement module is designed to prepare students with the psychomotor skills required to meet NMC Essential Skills Clusters.
Students will be provided with relevant practice placements to be able to demonstrate the required attitude, competence, critical knowledge and skills, which are essential to providing safe and effective care to meet the physical and mental health needs of patients/clients. During clinical placements students will be assessed in practice against the NMC Competences and Essential Skills Clusters (ESC) (2010) and will be required to complete the clinical competencies set out in the Ongoing Record of Achievement of Practice Competence All practice learning will be supported by an approved mentor who has completed the required mentorship programme with additional preparation to support graduate pre-registration students.
NB: During the 1st year of this post graduate programme students will be completing the Year 2 competencies of the Ongoing Record of Achievement of Practice Competence.
Clinical skills weeks 1 & 2
• Basic life support • Manual handling • De-escalation • Adult and paediatric BLS and airway management • Hand washing and infection control precautions • Aseptic technique (aseptic non-touch technique - ANTT) • Observations and recording of vital signs and fluid balance • Personal and oral hygiene • Meeting patient nutritional needs and monitoring • Meeting patient elimination needs and monitoring • Specimen collection • Safe use and disposal of items and clinical waste • Bed making and linen handling or disposal • Food hygiene procedures
Clinical Skills Day 1
• Safe administration of medicines • Blood glucose monitoring (principles and observation) • Injection technique • Safe administration of medicines and medicines management • Blood transfusion – administration and management
Clinical Skills Day 2
• Maintenance and recording of fluid balance • Intravenous fluids administration • Oxygen administration • Meeting patient nutritional needs, assessment and support • Enteral Feeding – nasogastric (NG) and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube feeds • Urinary catheterisation – male and female
The On-Going Record of Achievement of Practice Competence Year assessment is pass/fail only. Students are required to successfully achieve all practice learning outcomes within the All Wales On-Going Record of Achievement of Practice Competence.
A- to A* Grade: To achieve an ‘excellent pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate comprehensive critical evaluation and application of the theoretical principles of reflection and the ability to link theory and evidence to practice.
B- to B+ Grade: To achieve a ‘good pass’ the student will need to demonstrate a critical evaluation and application of the theoretical principles of reflection and the ability to link theory and evidence to practice.
C- to C+
The assessment criteria for the summative written assessment are as follows:
C- C+ to Grade: To achieve a ‘pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate some critical evaluation and understanding of the theoretical principles of reflection and the ability to link theory and evidence to practice.
Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to safely undertake required psychomotor skills during practice placement to meet the nursing needs of patients/clients and integrate nursing theory into practice.
Critically appraise and articulate an in-depth knowledge of pathophysiology, treatments and care needs of people with a range of health conditions demonstrating the ability to link theory and evidence to clinical practice.
Demonstrate the required values and attitudes during practice placement whilst undertaking patient/client care.
|Objective Structure Clinical Examination to assess ANTT and male and female catheterisation||50|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Directed study for reading prior to clinical skills sessions.
Personal study to complete reflective diary and reading relevant to practice placement. Students must also complete 862.5 hours of clinical placement during Year 1; 37.5 hours per week typical off duty pattern according to placement setting.
|Practical classes and workshops||
Clinical skills days - 5 x 6 hour clinical skills days in Semester 1 Clinical skills days - 2 x 6 hour clinical skills days in Semester 2
- 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
- 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
Resource implications for students
Purchase of text books, pens and paper. Photocopying and printing Subscription to internet provider to access BU on-line catalogues and Blackboard from home residence. Students will also be required to fund all travel costs to clinical placements during the two year programme. Students will need to purchase suitable foorwear for clinical placements.
Delves-Yates, C. (Ed.). (2015). Essential skills for nurses. London: Sage.
Dougherty, L., & Lister, S. (2015). The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, Professional Edition. (9th edition) (Royal Marsden Manual Series). London: Wiley-Blackwell.