As a healthcare professional, you need to be able to deliver safe standards of care during critical phases throughout the patient care pathway. The aim of this module is for you to work in acute areas and the post-anaesthetic care area.
You'll be involved in the assessment, current evidence-based care planning, implementation and evaluation of care for a wide range of patients. You'll develop specialist knowledge and skills for use in these areas by identifying altered physiology following surgical intervention and clinical emergencies. You'll also assess levels of consciousness and pain, and identify and respond to clinical emergencies and post-anaesthetic complications.
Our module provides relevant theoretical input to help you achieve a thorough understanding of the management of the post-anaesthetic patient. You are expected to act as an advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant national and local guidelines.
You’ll be assessed in two ways: a 2000 word written assignment on an NHS constitution service improvement proposal and completion of clinical competencies in practice.
This course offers a unique mix of practical and academic study. It’s an ideal progression route whether you’re a qualified operating department practitioner (ODP) or nurse working in perioperative care and critical care areas.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
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Why study this course
You'll focus strongly on understanding the rationale behind post-operative and acute patient care management, and on evaluating and developing clinical practice. You'll develop your innovation, research and creativity to improve your own service delivery and be able to contribute to the emerging body of underpinning evidence in professional practice.
To act as advocate for patients in your clinical area, to ensure a patient-orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant national and local guidelines.
As part of your course you'll gain specialist vocational qualification including Immediate Life Support (ILS). This professional qualification is accredited by the Resuscitation Council (UK).
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
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