ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING III (ACUTE CARE)
2016/2017, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
synthesise theories, principles and techniques derived from the medical and nursing domains which are intrinsic to the care of critically ill adult patients in a culturally diverse environment, especially those with haematological/oncologic, endocrine and orthopaedic aberrations and those under special populations.
propose methods of implementing the advanced nursing role in the diagnosis and management of critically ill adults with conditions related to haematology/oncology, endocrine and orthopaedics, and those under special populations or with special conditions to promote comprehensive and cost-effective care.
prioritise differential diagnoses considering various etiologies and precipitating factors causing critical illness.
develop evidence-based, individualised, holistic, cost-effective plans for promoting, maintaining and/or restoring health, with particular attention to risk factors associated with hospitalisation.
revise the management plan of care as appropriate based on evaluation data.
apply knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and quality processes within the health care delivery system.
integrate current research findings and nursing interventions in the care of critically ill adults, especially those with haematological/oncologic, endocrine and orthopaedic problems, and those patients with special conditions.
address ethical issues encountered in the specialty setting taking into consideration the methods by which advanced practice nurses assist the patient, family and other health care providers.
develop plans to increase collaboration when interacting with the patient/family, physician, nurse, and other members of the healthcare team, noting the need to provide quality care, and emphasising health protection and health promotion.
NUR5501 Advanced Practice Nursing I (Acute Care)
NUR5502 Advanced Practice Nursing II (Acute Care)
All students expect to participant in every activities in this module. Teaching strategies and methods for this modules are;
2. Case sudies/Problem-based learning
3. Web-based learning: IVLE
4. Self-directed practice in simulation lab
The purpose of this module is to provide an educational and experiential framework for the Advanced Practice Nurse to function effectively in the critical care setting. A comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge base regarding the diagnosis and management of critically ill patients with haematological/oncologic, endocrine and orthopaedic problems are developed through the course of the module. Theoretical content focuses on data central to planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions given to the critically ill. Aspects of health promotion and maintenance appropriate to the said patients and their families will be emphasised.
opics to be covered are as below.
Common cancers in critical care patients, how they are assessed and their management
Blood and blood component
Adrenal problems in the critically ill and their management
Diabetes and related disorders and their management
Concomitant Clinical Presentations
Pregnant patient in the critical care setting
Please see the class schedule in "Workbin".
Noted**: Module Schedule is subject to change at discretion of Module Coordinator
There are two (2) components of assessment.
1. OSCE = 30%
2. Final exam (MCQ & SAQ) = 70%
Required text books
Required text books
1. Carlson, K. (2009).
Advanced Critical Care Nursing
. Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 9781416032199
2. Parrillo,J.E & Dellinger, R.P. (2008).
Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult
(3rd ed). Mosby Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323048415
(iv) Fieldwork, projects, assignments, etc:
(v) Preparatory work