ACUTE AND EMERGENCY MATERNITY CARE

MID4AEM

2016

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will focus on the care of the women and her fetus/baby with additional needs due to high acuity and maternity emergency situations, for example, breech birth, PPH, cord prolapse, shoulder dystocia. This subject will build on prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the normal birth process to further develop clinical skill and the ability to think critically. Students will develop theoretical knowledge, through research and enquiry learning methods, around acute and emergency situations as well as gain skills in situational management, multi-disciplinary collaborative relationships and leadership, whilst incorporating woman centred care and therapeutic communication. Students will be provided with clinical experience and/or simulated events which will prepare them to recognise and respond effectively in acute and emergency situations.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MID3CCM or MID3CPR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Appropriately evaluate acute and emergency clinical situations as a part of the multidisciplinary team, in order to provide safe and effective care to women and their babies - Identify risk factors which can lead to acute and emergency situations - Manage women with acute and emergency care needs within a midwifery scope of practice

Activities:
Simulations of emergency situations during laboratory time and debrief during clinical placement. Clinical practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically research and analyse guidelines for the management of specific clinical scenarios - Critique practice using current research evidence; and -Demonstrate advanced academic writing skills

Activities:
Discussions during face to face teaching time; Interpret evidence as a basis to inform practice and decision making Clinical practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate comprehensive communication and collaborative skills with multidisciplinary team -Managing delegation, decision making, collaboration and referral to other health care workers; - Managing emergency procedures and code criteria and processes

Activities:
Online learning packages Clinical practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Apply a range of midwifery knowledge and skills to provide woman centred care for the woman and her baby with complex needs - Support the midwifery partnership with women - Appraise continuity and the scope of practice of the midwife in complex care episodes, & Assess instances where women and families may require additional support and/or care

Activities:
Discuss emotional and physical wellbeing of women experiencing an acute or emergency episode Assess the needs of the woman as a part of the multidisciplinary team caring for the woman with acute or emergency requirements Recognise the role of the assessment of maternal and fetal wellbeing when caring for the woman with complex needs Address the impact of personal beliefs and experiences on the provision of maternity care
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Week 09-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size80

Enrolment information Restrictions on availability of clinical placements Cap enrolment numbers into BNBM at 80

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichelle Newton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
Five 4.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 09 - 09
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 09 - 09
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical review of clinical practice20 01, 02, 03, 04
2000 word written assessment25 01, 02, 03, 04
2 hour examination30 01, 02, 03, 04
Clinical assessmentTwenty five percent (25%) of the assessment workload for this subject is allocated to assessments that are conducted on clinical placement. These assessments are ungraded. It is essential to pass the clinical placement in order to pass the subject (i.e. it is a 'hurdle' for the successful completion of the subject). The overall grade for this subject is calculated from the remaining theoretical assessment p25 01, 02, 03, 04