CARE OF THE NEONATE WITH COMPLEX NEEDS

MID3NCN

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will examine the beginnings of life from conception through to the first 28 days following birth and builds on the earlier clinical and theoretical exposure to the normal newborn. The subject is designed to encourage you to develop further understanding of the conditions associated with the 'at risk' infant. You will have the opportunity to acquire and develop the necessary knowledge and skills to identify and give appropriate care for the 'at risk', sick or premature infant. They will explore issues relation to parenting for health infants and infants who have complex needs due to pathology. You will build upon interpersonal skills when examining concepts of attachment, grief and loss. The relationships between maternal conditions and the effects on the infant, the impact to the health industry, local community and society surrounding the birth of a premature or abnormal infant are also considered.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Faulks

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZNMD or HZNMDB and must have passed one subject in: MID2PCN or MID2PNC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject has been developed in accordance with Guidelines for an Inclusive Curriculum. Students enrolling in this subject will therefore not be disadvantaged with respect to their culture, gender, socioeconomic background, age, religion or disability.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMerenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive CareRecommendedGardner,S L, Carter, B, Enzman-Hines, M I and Hernandez, J A, eds, 20107TH EDN, MOSBY
ReadingsNeonatology at a glanceRecommendedLissauer, T and Fanaroff, A A, eds, 20153rd EDN WILEY-BLACKWELL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Face to face teaching and discussion Online learning package Further self directed reading, investigation and learning. Interprets evidence as a basis to inform practice and decision making Students will be on a clinical placement for 3 weeks (120 hours) within a special care nursery setting

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

Activities:
Face to face teaching and discussion Online learning package Further self directed reading, investigation and learning. Students will be on a clinical placement for 3 weeks (120 hours) within a special care nursery setting. Skills assessment during clinical placement Interprets evidence as a basis to inform practice and decision making

03. Provide safe and effective care in the clinical setting for newborns who are premature, sick or at risk.

Activities:
Students will be on a clinical placement for 3 weeks (120 hours) within a special care nursery setting. Students will be working alongside registered nurses/midwives. It is expected that they will work toward completing their clinical requirements, consolidate learning, and work toward independant practice in the provision of neonatal care in the Special Care Nursery Recognise the role of assessment of the neonatal with complex needs Skills assessment during clinical placement

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

Activities:
Students will be on a clinical placement for 3 weeks (120 hours) within a special care nursery setting. Students will be working alongside registered nurses/midwives. It is expected that they will work toward completing their clinical requirements, consolidate learning, and work toward independent practice in the provision of neonatal care in the Special Care Nursery Students 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 sick, premature or at-risk newborn.

Activities:
Students will be on a clinical placement for 3 weeks (120 hours) within a special care nursery setting. Skills assessment during clinical placement Face to face teaching and discussion Further self directed reading, investigation and learning. Avocates to protect the rights of neonate and their families in realtion to specaial care nursery 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, 2020, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Faulks

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 06 - 06
Four 4.0 hours lecture per study period on weekends during the day from week 06 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 25
One 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 25 and delivered via online.
"Students complete an additional 7 hours in online modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 09 - 25
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 09 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 120- hours of clinical practicum."

Laboratory Class Week: 06 - 06
Three 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab class needs to occur AFTER the first lecture is delivered"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written assignment (2000 words equivalent)2000 word report exploring common neonatal conditions requiring special care65 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quiz 30 minutes (500 words equivalent)Online quiz assessing pathophysiology and treatment of neonatal conditions in the context of illness and/or prematurity.35 02, 04, 05
Clinical Practicum (120 hours) (2000 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement (120 hours) and complete 4 MCAT skills. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCharlie Smithson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
Four 4.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 23
One 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 23 and delivered via online.
"Students complete an additional 7 hours in online modules"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 120- hours of clinical practicum."

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 10
Three 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab class needs to occur AFTER the first lecture"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written assignment (2000 words equivalent)2000 word report exploring common neonatal conditions requiring special care65 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quiz 30 minutes (500 words equivalent)Online quiz assessing pathophysiology and treatment of neonatal conditions in the context of illness and/or prematurity.35 02, 04, 05
Clinical Practicum (120 hours) (2000 words equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement (120 hours) and complete 4 MCAT skills. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05