Continuing Professional Development

Clinical Care Skills for Registered Nurses

Overview

The details
Clinical Care Skills for Registered Nurses
HS569
15 credits
Level 7
06 June 2020
Colchester Campus

Please note this module may have multiple start dates and may run in more than one location.  Visit our CPD page to  view our module calendar which indicates all start dates, course locations, application deadlines and more information about how the modules are assessed.

Are you a registered nurse looking to update your skills in the care of acutely ill patients?

This module will refresh your knowledge and practical skills in light of contemporary evidence and guidelines in the field. In particular you will be updated on the assessment and management of patients who are acutely ill and/or who are at risk of deteriorating.

A range of teaching approaches will be used including simulation in our state of the art ‘hospital ward’, face-to-face lectures, tutorials, directed online learning and reflective writing.

Learning outcomes

After this module you will:

  • Have up to date knowledge of fundamental acute care skills.
  • Be more confident in the relevant practical skills fundamental to acute care.
  • Develop a critical awareness of contemporary issues in nursing and healthcare.

Our expert staff

This module was developed and is taught by, Kathryn Burke. Kathryn has practised as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. She has held a variety of posts in acute medical and community nursing. Kath has a special interest in teaching and assessing clinical skills, particularly relating to the recognition, escalation and management of the deteriorating patient.

Entry Requirements

This module is suitable for nurses with current level 1 or 2 NMC registration in adult nursing, who wish to update knowledge and skills e.g. those wishing to return to acute care environments.

Structure

Module Outline

The module will be delivered over 6 weeks with attendance required one day per week (weeks 1-4) in combination with asynchronous online, directed learning. Topics covered include; - recognising and escalating the deteriorating patient - ABCDE assessment - patient safety - critical patient pathways e.g. management of sepsis and shock.

Assessment strategy

A 1 hour unseen examination assessing the student’s knowledge of acute care nursing and a personal portfolio containing; - An analysis of personal learning needs. - Four written personal reflections on skills development with reference to an appropriate evidence base (minimum word count 400 words each). - Evidence of contribution to and reflection on online learning. - Certification of completion of online mandatory learning.

Fees and funding

For more information on CPD funding please visit www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care/cpd/funding

What's next

For more information on what next, and how to apply please visit www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care/cpd/how-to-apply

Get in touch

You can contact our reception on 01206 872854, who will direct your query to the appropriate module contact. You can also contact the CPD team on cpd@essex.ac.uk