Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module aims to introdue the student to evidenced based healthcare and how it supports clinical practice, designed to consider theory behind some of the essential skills required in practice to be a safe and effective practitioner within the scope a first year mental health student nurse.
Models of Nursing and contemporary practice – Theory and practice, including the nursing process
Evidenced based care in practice: Considering the evidence that supports practice
Case formulation and treatment planning
Emergency procedures (Emergency First Aid)
Person- centered assessment across the life span
Risk assessment in mental health practice
Classification of mental illness
Reflective practice principles in mental health practice
Care of the person with complex mental needs
Wellbeing principles and concepts within secondary and primary health care
Clinical Supervision principles and action
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Describe the purpose of Models of Nursing to assess, plan and evaluate the care of a patient within the scope of your practice, and effectively deliver hand over of your patient
2. Respond appropriately when faced with an emergency situation and/or a deteriorating patient and communicate effectively the MDT
3. Discuss why it is important to assess and promote good nutritional and fluid intake and advocate behavioral change influencing good health and wellbeing beyond discharge
4. Describe the principles of risk assessment and case formulation and the underpinning evidence which supports the process of care
5. Demonstrate understanding and appropriate respond to the complex needs of individuals across their lifespan of care
6. Explain the principles of needs assessment and case formulation in partnership with service users and others
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