Emergency Management in Midwifery Practice - HEA00139H
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- Department: Health Sciences
- Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Rachel Lavelle
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: H
Academic year of delivery: 2018-19
Module will run
||Autumn Term 2018-19
- To develop and consolidate the students’ existing skills and knowledge obtained in Stages 1 and 2 and apply this knowledge in relation to the management of midwifery emergencies.
- Prepare and encourage the student to make professional, independent judgements and develop critical thinking and problem solving techniques in midwifery emergencies underpinned by a sound rationale.
Module learning outcomes
This module will enable the student to:
1. Debate current theoretical principles which underpin practice and apply them to the management of midwifery emergencies.
2. Develop a critical understanding of the professional accountability and responsibility of the role of the midwife in relation to the management of emergencies.
3. Critically analyse the role of the midwife and the multi-professional team in the management of emergencies.
4. Explore the psychological issues specific to the emergency in order to promote a women-centred approach.
5. Enhance student confidence and ability to make clinical judgements when dealing with emergency situations in whatever context or setting it occurs.
6. Critically reflect upon the complexity and uncertainty of midwifery emergencies and how the midwife can support and safely care for the woman and the neonate.
7. Develop skills to resolve situations promptly and effectively and formulate action plans to manage the emergency including in the absence of obstetric and/or paediatric assistance.
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Special assessment rules
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Written feedback, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.
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