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This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. This module is also available for students that wish to self-fund.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application. The deadline for you to submit an application for this module is 10 working days prior to the start date shown below.

**PLEASE NOTE – the Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) policy we have with Health Education England and the NHS Trusts states that you must have authorisation from your CWD Lead before applying for the module. A list of CWD Leads can be found here.  

BEFORE YOU CLICK “Book Now” to apply - please ensure you have confirmed your authorisation to attend the module with your CWD Lead as you will be asked to enter their name and email address as a reference on your application.

If you do not provide details of your CWD Lead with your application this will delay the progress of your application and your place on the module may be at risk. Instructions on how to add the details of your CWD as a reference are found within the guidance notes below **

GUIDANCE NOTES

 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

Care of the acutely ill adult is challenging and complex and the location of the patient does not determine the level of care that they require. This module is designed for qualified nurses working within acute care settings, caring for deteriorating patients, or patients at risk of deterioration, requiring Level 1 care (Intensive Care Society, 2009). This module aims to develop your ability to recognise, assess and manage acutely ill adult patients.

Relevant anatomy and physiology will be covered with a body systems approach to some of the common acute illnesses that patients’ present with; including respiratory failure, cardiovascular failure, acute kidney injury, neurological and metabolic disorders and gastrointestinal emergencies. Holistic nursing care will be addressed during discussion on psychosocial care. Additionally, the nursing role in ensuring patient safety will be considered with inclusion of human factors in healthcare, risk assessment, early warning scoring, communication and evidence based practice.

Teaching Dates:

25th January 2021

1st February 2021

8th February 2021

22nd February 2021

1st March 2021

8th March 2021

15th March 2021

22nd March 2021

Course Information

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 7

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops, Reflective Practice, Seminars and Directed Study

Mode of Study
Attendance at university, directed and self-directed learning

Location
Coach Lane Campus

Start 25th January 2021

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

This module would suit nurses that care for adult patients in within acute care environments.

You should be a qualified nurse working within and acute care environment. You will need to demonstrate evidence of previous study at level 6. This module can also be undertaken at level 6.

This module aims to develop your ability to recognise, assess and manage acutely ill adult patients.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

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