CLINICAL DECISION MAKING
2013/2014, Semester 1
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
The module provides students an opportunity to consolidate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical and nursing management for the care of patients with common acute and chronic conditions
Upon completion of this course, the student will able to:
1. Discuss frameworks for clinical decision making and their application in practice;
2. Apply knowledge of the pathophysiology of selected acute and chronic conditions;
3. Apply skills and knowledge of comprehensive health assessment;
4. Analyze common diagnostic/laboratory tests related to selected acute and chronic illness;
5. Describe the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of common medications and nursing implications with selected acute and chronic illness and vulnerable population
6. Demonstrate data collection and analysis, data synthesis and problem formulation for clinical decision-making of patient with acute and chronic illness and vulnerable population;
7. Plan, implement and document holistics collaborative plans of care for patients with selected acute and chronic illness and vulnerable populations;
8. Identify and manage common crisis events in a simulated environment; and
9. Demonstrate self – reflection on their clinical shadowing experiences with experienced clinicians
NUR2116 Medical/Surgical Nursing II
Each student will be assigned to a nurse clinician in the clinical settting.
Group Presentation and Discussion
Each student will do an oral presentation related to the case study.
A series of simulations will be run for the students to learn how to manage ward patient with deteriorating conditions
An online learning known as e-RAPIDS (Resueing A Patient In Deteriorating Situations) will use as a self-directed learning strategy to supplement simulation-based learning.
A detail schedule can be found in Workbin Schedule
1. Models for clinical decision making
2. Clinical decision making by interdisciplinary team experts from practice
3. Assessment and physical examination of patient with acute and chronic conditions.
4. Analysis of diagnostic tests for patient with common acute and chronic conditions.
5. Care of patients with common acute and chronic conditions related to co-morbidities, acute exacerbation of chronic conditions, polypharmacy & life threathening situations
6. Discharge planning strategies including patient education for patients with common acute and chronic conditions
Simulation training to consolidate clinical skills related to the nurisng care of patient with acute medical and surgical conditions
Clinical Reasoning Papers
Students will be required to critically analyze a patient's case study selected from their shadowing program to develop a clinical paper
(Refer to Guideline for Case Study).
Students will be presenting adn discussing their clinical papers during the weekly tutorial session
after the recess week
(Refer to Guideline for Oral Presentation).
Clinical Decision Making Assessment
Students will undertake simulation assessment to assess their clinical skills performance and clinical decision making skill in delivering patient care
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week