CARE OF THE NEONATE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

NSM4NSN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will build on earlier theoretical and clinical experiences of the normal newborn, and be introduced to the common conditions of the more complex neonate, that may require admission to the special care nursery. You will encounter and learn to recognise the conditions, and gain the necessary knowledge and skills, to provide appropriate care for the premature, sick or 'at risk' infant. Issues relating to parenting infants, who have complex needs, will be explored, and you will build on their interpersonal skills when examining concepts of attachment, grief and loss. The relationships between maternal conditions and their effects on the infant, and the impact of the birth of a premature or sick infant on the health industry, the local community and society are also considered.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have passed (NSM4MID & NSM4MFA) and must be enrolled in (HGMID-Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Science, BU or HGMIDB-Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Science, BE).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects MID4NOB, MID4PMB, MID4PES

Special conditions Students must have secured a clinical hospital placement.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. On successful completion of this subject the student is expected to be able to provide safe and effective care in the clinical setting for newborns who are premature, sick or 'at risk'.

Activities:
1. (a) you will be on a clinical placement for (100 hours) within a maternity/special care nursery setting; (b) you will be working alongside registered nurses/midwives and it is expected that you will work toward completing your clinical requirements, consolidate learning, and work toward independent practice in the provision of neonatal care in the Special Care Nursery; (c) recognise the role of assessment of the neonatal with complex needs; (d) skills assessment during clinical placement.

02. Support and educate families whose infants require specialised neonatal care.

Activities:
2. (a) face-to-face teaching and discussion; (b) online learning package; (c) further self-directed reading, investigation and learning; d) interpret evidence as a basis to inform practice and decision-making; (e) you will be on a clinical placement (total of 100 hours) within a maternity/special care nursery setting.

03. Anticipate and identify infants who are 'at risk' of complications in the neonatal period.

Activities:
3. (a) face-to-face teaching and discussion; (b) online learning package; (c) further self-directed reading, investigation and learning; (d) you will be on a clinical placement (total of 100 hours) within a maternity/special care nursery setting; (e) skills assessment during clinical placement; (f) interpret evidence as a basis to inform practice and decision-making; (g) recognise the role of assessment of the neonatal with complex needs.

04. Consult and refer newborns who are premature, sick or 'at-risk' to other health professionals as needed.

Activities:
4. (a) you will be on a clinical placement (total 100 hours) within a maternity/ special care nursery setting; (b) you will be working alongside registered nurses/midwives, it is expected that you will work toward completing your clinical requirements, consolidate learning, and work toward independant practice in the provision of neonatal care in the Special Care Nursery; (c) you will be expected to submit a written reflection of their placement, these reflections are to be critical and function as a learning tool as a means of analysing practice as a midwife.

05. Provide care to families with a premature, sick, 'at-risk' newborn.

Activities:
5. (a) you will be on a clinical placement (total of 100 hours) within a maternity/special care nursery setting; (b) skills assessment during clinical placement; (c) face-to-face teaching and discussion; (d) further self-directed reading, investigation and learning; (e)advocates to protect the rights of neonate, and their families, in relation to special care nursery; (f) addresses the impact of personal beliefs and experiences on the provision of neonatal care in the Special Care Nursery.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 43
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 44
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 44
One 100.0 hours placement - off site per study period from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 100-hours of clinical practicum."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word written assignment.50 02, 04, 05
One 2-hour examination.40 02, 04, 05
One clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).Hurdle requirement.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Week 30-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 43
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 44
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 44
One 100.0 hours placement - off site per study period from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 100-hours of clinical practicum."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500-word written assignment.50 02, 04, 05
One 2-hour examination.40 02, 04, 05
One clinical assessment (equiv to 1,000 words).Hurdle requirement.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05