ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING III (ACUTE CARE)
2012/2013, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
This module focuses on the development of theoretical and evidencebased skills and knowledge for advanced nursing practice in the diagnosis and management of alterations in various systems commonly seen in the critically ill patients. Through ongoing clinical practice, students will develop the attitude, skills and knowledge required for planning, implementing and evaluating care for critically ill patients with complex conditions.
MDN5122 Advanced Practice Nursing I MDN5123 Advanced Practice Nursing II
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 three (3) components of assessment.
1. Problem base learning presentation = 20%
2. Mid-term exam (SAQ) = 30%
3. Final exam (MCQ & SAQ) = 50%
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