This module has been designed to provide registered nurses with the fundamental skills required to care for patients in the General Practice setting in primary care.
The module focuses on the assessment and monitoring of patient with long term conditions and the acquisition of specific clinical skills. It takes into account the legal, ethical and cultural issues surrounding the patients’ experiences of primary care.
In addition to acquiring clinical skills, students will have the opportunity to reflect on current issues in contemporary nursing and health care practice and will be supported in taking a reflective approach to reviewing and enhancing their professional practice in this field.
A bio-psycho-social approach will be undertaken to develop knowledge and skills in Practice Nursing, whilst ensuring that the students are developed to become compassionate, caring individuals who have the courage to make competent decisions including the skills of shared decision making within the interprofessional team, whilst caring for patients in the General Practice Setting.
This module is suitable for nurses with current registration who wish to gain knowledge and skills e.g. those new to General Practice Nursing or those wishing to seek employment in General Practice Nursing
On successful completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
- Identify and analyse the stages of a systematic patient assessment process in general practice.
- Identify and critically appraise the specific nursing interventions required in the management of selected long term conditions.
- Utilise advanced knowledge acquired to undertake specific nursing skills in relation to nursing in general practice.
- Demonstrate critical awareness and detailed knowledge of the bio psychosocial sciences to explain investigations and treatments and, drawing from this context, demonstrate ability to assist the patient to understand information provided to them by other health care professionals.