ACUTE AND EMERGENCY MATERNITY CARE
Credit points: 30
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
Subject Co-ordinatorHelen McLachlan
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZNMD or HZNMDB and must have passed one of the following subjects: MID3CCM or MID3CPR
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. 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.
- Simulations of emergency situations during laboratory time and debrief during clinical placement. Clinical practicum
02. Critically analyse guidelines for the management of specific clinical scenarios.
- Discussions during face to face teaching time.
03. Demonstrate comprehensive communication and collaborative skills with multidisciplinary team.
- Online learning packages Clinical practicum
04. Apply a range of midwifery knowledge and skills to provide woman centred care for the woman and her baby with complex needs.
- Classroom discussion Clinical practicum
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Melbourne, 2018, Week 09-26, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen McLachlan
Three 4.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via blended.
Two 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Cohort A2: weeks 12 & 13 Cohort B1: weeks 14 & 15"
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement - Off Site
One 160.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Critical review of clinical practice (1,500-word equivalent)||30||01, 02, 03, 04|
|2000 word written assessment||35||01, 02, 03, 04|
|2 hour examination||This is a hurdle requirement. Students must achieve at least 50% in the exam to pass the subject.||35||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Clinical participation (2000 word equivalent)||Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement in order to pass the subject.||01, 02, 03, 04|