MANAGEMENT OF THE ACUTE PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS
2018/2019, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
This module aims to provide the Advanced Practice Nurse with exposure to the integrated care of critically ill pediatric and neonatal patients. The Advanced Practice Nurse can utilise the knowledge and skills learnt to identify and assist with the initial stabilisation of the critically ill child and neonate as well as continued management of the child in Critical Care setting.
At the end of this module, the Advanced Practice Nurse should be able to:
Understand physiology and the basic pathophysiological principles resulting in acute decompensation in children and neonates.
Recognise the critically ill child and neonate based on history and clinical examination.
Provide initial stabilization of the critically ill child and neonate
Use adjuncts (such as laboratory and radiological investigations, medical technological equipment) to assist in the continued support of the critically ill child and neonate.
Develop appropriate differential diagnoses and diagnoses based on analysis and interpretation of data from history, presenting symptoms, physical findings, and diagnostic information for critically ill child and neonate.
Apply knowledge from paediatric and neonatal physiology and pathophysiology to formulate management plans for child and neonate with selected complex and critical health care problems, based on current scientific rationale, evidence-based and practice guidelines and standards of care for critically ill child and neonate.
Prioritize acute and chronic problems and provide appropriate interventions including emergency care.
an analytical approach to integrate an understanding of complex ethical issues with family and child support and communication skills.
NUR5601 Advanced Health Assessment (Paediatrics) NUR5602 Applied Pathophysiology (Paediatrics)
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