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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: MID2008
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: BOULTON JE Miss (HSC)
Number of credits: 60 Number of ECTS credits: 30
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
OSCA – Client education

The module leader will give you dates between which this assessment must be completed in practice. This is to ensure that should you fail to achieve a pass on the day, that you will have time to retrieve before the summative submission. It is your responsibility to negotiate this date with a qualified mentor, preferably your sign-off mentor. You must give the documentation to the mentor in adequate time for him/her to read it prior to the assessment. You must ensure that it is completed fully. You submit it with the rest of the documents at summative submission. Should you be referred at this assessment you MUST contact your tutor immediately.

Written Work - Reflection – 2,800 words

This reflection will focus on one instance in the care of a mother or mother/baby pair related to pain management and will demonstrate the following

• An understanding of the physiology related to pain and pain management
• An understanding of the psycho-social/cultural aspects of pain in childbirth or related to neonatal pain
• An ability to analyse and use relevant evidence to inform care given
• An ability to present evidence based information to women and support them in their choices
• Evidence that reflection on your actions has changed your attitudes/reactions/ability to offer evidence based care and has improved your practice

Module Overview
Module Aims
This module aims to enable the students to develop their skills in providing evidence-based care to low risk mothers and their families whilst recognising and responding to deviations from the normal, developing risks and clinical emergencies. It also encourages them to develop communication and presentation skills, which will enhance client education/health promotion and improve team working and client care. Students will be able to demonstrate growing skills in supporting mothers and babies experiencing pain and be able to demonstrate safe administration of a range of analgesics and other therapeutic substances. This module also complements the two theory modules at Level 2, where a range of obstetric emergencies will be practiced in the skills lab, and students will be encouraged to join in skills drills within their practice areas or simulate common emergencies with their mentors.

Normally the student will experience placements on a nursing ward and/or special care baby unit during this year to enable them to gain skills in caring for sick women and babies needing extra care
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module the mother should expect the student to be able to:

Professional practice skills

1. demonstrate developing competencies as evidenced by the completion of all essential skills clusters (ESCs) at the first progression point and progression in a number of ESCs towards the final outcomes (see skills document) including appropriate, timely referral.
2. perform under supervision, or in a simulated environment, a range of skills required to meet the needs of women and neonates experiencing normal childbearing or complications during the childbearing continuum, including resuscitation of the newborn (see skills document)
3. demonstrate an ability to offer evidence based information and work with women to plan, implement and evaluate care which supports families through normal pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period
4. design evidence based plans of care to support women experiencing problems feeding their babies, including appropriate referral strategies.
5. evaluate care plans in their practice area and demonstrate a structured approach to recording care planning and delivery.
6. demonstrate an understanding of the midwife’s sphere of practice when caring for women and neonates experiencing complications of pregnancy as documented in the The Code (NMC 2008) and Midwives Rules and Standards (NMC 2004)
7. understand the value of risk assessment during the childbearing continuum and demonstrate skills in accurately assessing women’s care needs
8. demonstrate an evidence based understanding of fetal monitoring and the ability to take appropriate action when recognizing deviations from the normal on auscultation and cardiotocographs
9. demonstrate an increasing ability to assist and care for women experiencing pain throughout the childbearing continuum providing an evidence based rationale for the student’s actions
10. contribute to the support and care needed by neonates who are experiencing pain
11. deliver individualised client education and health promotion to meet the needs of women and their families from a diversity of backgrounds and participate in client education and health promotion to various groups
12. with mentor support, safely administer drugs permitted by University guidelines demonstrating safe monitoring of women and babies for the effects and side-effects of treatments they are receiving and an awareness of their legal and professional responsibilities
13. recognise risks to health and safety in the healthcare environment and refer to appropriate members of the multi-professional team when necessary
14. work collaboratively with other practitioners and agencies demonstrating effective working across professional boundaries

Values and attitudes

1. with mentor support, defend mother’s and babies’ rights and interests throughout the childbearing continuum
2. appreciate the needs of women experiencing complications during the childbearing continuum and the role of the midwife in providing empathetic and sensitive woman-centered care
3. practice in a way which respects and promotes individuals rights, interests, preferences, beliefs and cultural perspectives, taking account of legal and ethical frameworks and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of stigma and labeling on clients experiencing care.
4. as part of a team, support clients in their choices, irrespective of personal beliefs or preferences
5. recognise and acknowledge the limitations of their own professional abilities and set learning goals to meet these
6. encourage others in the appreciation and application of current research in midwifery

Professional knowledge and understanding (assessed in written assessment)

1. evaluate and apply research findings to specific practice issues and situations
2. analyse research related to childbearing and relate it to past and current care and management policies

Cognitive skills

1. discuss rationales for their decisions with their mentor and reflect on the outcome of these decisions
2. use reflection to enhance their understanding of their own attitudes and reactions in practice

Key skills

1. demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills when giving information, advice and opinion to colleagues, clients and their relatives, both verbally and in writing
Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated
27TH JULY 2010