Special Purpose Award
Programme Code: DK_NNDAS_8
Mode of Delivery:Part Time Blended-Learning
No. of Stages:1
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:10
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Nursing Midwifery & Early Years

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)An understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to relevant clinical practice skills, essential for safe and effective nursing practice.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Know and demonstrate an understanding of relevant biological and related sciences as they apply to the deteriorating adult in the health care environment. Demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills to adopt systematic approaches to nursing practice based on best available evidence
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate evidence based clinical practice skills essential for safe nursing practice. Perform a nursing assessment; plan and initiate care and treatment modalities within agreed interdisciplinary protocols to achieve patient/client centred outcomes and evaluate their effectiveness.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Identify and meet the nursing needs of the deteriorating adult and their family. Act as an effective member of the health care team and participate in the multidisciplinary team approach to the care of patients and clients. Evaluate practice and use current research findings to underpin clinical practice.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Adopt a holistic approach to care and the integration of knowledge; conduct a systematic holistic assessment of client needs based on nursing theory and evidence-based practice. Plan care in consultation with the client, taking into consideration the therapeutic regimes of all members of the health care team. Implement planned nursing care/interventions to achieve the identified outcomes. Evaluate client progress towards expected outcomes and review plans in accordance with evaluation data and consultation with the client. Establish and maintain therapeutic interpersonal relationships, with individuals. identify, disseminate and integrate nursing and other evidence into the area of the deteriorating adult.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Effectively manage the nursing care of the deteriorating adult. Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member. Determine priorities for care based on need, acuity and optimal time for intervention. Facilitate the coordination of care. This is achieved through working with all team members to ensure that client care is appropriate, effective and consistent. Provide leadership and act as a role model in the recognition and management of the deteriorating adult.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Take responsibility for personal and professional development. Act to enhance the personal and professional development of self and others. Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning. Contribute to the learning experiences of colleagues through support, supervision and teaching
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Provide and articulate professional and ethical nursing practice. Safe and effective practice requires a sound underpinning of theoretical knowledge that informs practice and is in turn informed by that practice. Practice within the limits of own competence and take measures to develop own competence. Use specialist knowledge to support and enhance generalist nursing knowledge and practice.

Stage Schedules

Stage 1

Module Code Module Title
NURS N8259 Recognition and management of the deteriorating adult