CLINICAL PRACTICUM II (PAEDIATRICS) (8 WEEKS)
2013/2014, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
This module focuses on information central to planning, implementing and evaluating therapeutic regimens. Care of paediatric patients with neuro-development, gastro-enterology, endocrinology, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, ophthalmology systems and genetic disorders in the paediatric wards and ambulatory setting. There will be a special focus for students to apply and perform advanced clinical skills in early assessment, interventions, resuscitation and stabilization of the critically ill patients. Aspects of health promotion and maintenance appropriate to these patients and families will also be emphasised.
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Synthesise theories, principles and techniques from the physical, behavioral, pharmacological, and social sciences central to the diagnosis and management of patients in the wards and ambulatory care settings.
2. Implement the advanced practice nursing role in the diagnosis and management of the complex conditions through the provision of coordinated, comprehensive, cost-effective care.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning related to the clinical management of paediatric patients with complex conditions.
4. Prioritise differential diagnoses considering multiple potential mechanisms causing the complex conditions.
5. Utilise advanced critical thinking and psychomotor skills in the assessment, diagnosis, planning, and management of patient care.
6. Implement evidence-based, individualised, holistic, cost effective plan for promoting, maintaining and/or restoring health, with particular attention to risk factors associated with hospitalization.
7. Evaluate the patient’s response to the management plan.
8. Revise the management plan of care as appropriate based on evaluation data.
9. Initiate appropriate and timely consultation and/or referral when the problem exceeds the APN’s scope of practice and/or expertise in the specialty content area.
10. Apply knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and quality processes within the health care delivery system.
11. Integrate current research findings and nursing interventions that improve practice in the care of paediatric patient with complex conditions.
12. Analyze ethical dilemmas encountered in the specialty setting and the methods by which advanced practice nurses assist the patient, family and other health care providers with resolution.
13. Utilise collaborative skills when interacting with the patient/family, physician, nurse, and other members of the health care team to provide quality care, emphasizing health protection and health promotion.
14. Serve as a resource to other health care team members to facilitate patient care utilizing in-depth pathophysiologic and psychosocial concepts (family dynamics) related to paediatric patients with complex conditions.
15. Demonstrate skill in and accountability for evaluating own clinical competence in the management of patients.
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