Emergency Management of the Newborn (SNM630)
For full details about this Continuing Professional Development Unit please see below:
Who is it for?
This unit is for neonatal nurses who have a degree or post graduate certificate in neonatal intensive care nursing and who have been working continuously within the context of neonatal intensive care since qualifying as a neonatal nurse.
Overview of content:
What is it about?
This unit will afford practitioners the opportunity to analyse and enhance their existing knowledge and skills in emergency management at birth to enable them to provide safe evidence based care at birth and during the subsequent care of the neonates and their families within the context of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
All of the content is supported by 10 study days with timetabled events such as lectures, seminars and discussions with experts who currently practice within the context of neonatal intensive care.
Practice will be assessed by the development of a portfolio of practice which provides evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills and reflections on their progress in partnership with a practice mentor.
How does it enhance practice?
The successful completion of this unit will enhance their skills of communication with the Multi disciplinary team in the intensive care setting to deliver integrated care for babies who require emergency management at birth. It will produce neonatal nurses who are able to operate effectively within the dynamic environment of care where they are able to care for and actively advocate for the babies and their families and for themselves and others within the MDT. Also to enhance their existing knowledge of the legal and ethical domains of practice to evaluate how their knowledge and skills can be extended within the scope of practice.
Mode of Assessment:
The unit will be assessed by means of writing a 3,000 word case history which should examine an agreed clinical case in relation to a neonate undergoing intensive care. This must demonstrate the ability to identify key issues from the chosen case and demonstrate enhanced knowledge and understanding of the issues. This requires critical engagement with an extensive range of relevant research and evidence-based practice leading to evidence of critical reflection and application to practice.
Development of a portfolio of practice which provides evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills and reflections on their progress in partnership with a practice mentor.
Links to Professional/Academic Award:
PG Diploma in Enhancing Neonatal Practice
MMedSci in Advancing Practice
15 credits at level 7
10 x study days over 15 weeks
Start Date: 07.10.13
Attendance Dates: 07.10.13, 08.10.13, 16.10.13, 23.10.13, 30.10.13, 06.11.13, 13.11.13, 20.11.13, 27.11.13, 04.12.13
Start Date: 13.10.14
Attendance Dates: 13.10.14, 14.10.14, 22.10.14, 29.10.14, 05.11.14, 12.11.14, 19.11.14, 26.11.14, 03.12.14, 10.12.14
University of Sheffield - Central Campus
If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site. Please see a map below of the Central Campus; Barber House is number 92 (it has not yet been updated on the key). If you have any enquiries about the location of the teaching please contact the General Enquiry Line on 0114 222 2030.
Programme Leader/Contact Name:
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