PAED5502 Practicum I

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2020King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret HospitalMulti-mode
Content
Students (1) develop knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology, indications, risks and consequences of practical procedures in the care of a sick neonate; and (2) are provided with the opportunity to develop core knowledge and skills in communicating professionally as part of multi-disciplinary teams. The unit includes procedures (anatomy, physiology and complications); intercostal drains; naso/orogastric tube; percutaneous long lines; peripheral arterial catheters; umbilical arterial and venous catheters; urinary bladder catheters; endotracheal intubation; and cranial ultrasound (anatomy).
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) have a comprehensive understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology regarding procedures relevant to caring for a sick neonate in line with the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) requirements; (2) develop competence in procedures associated in the care of a sick infant in line with college requirements; (3) communicate effectively as part of a professional multidisciplinary team including understanding of barriers to communication (e.g. differing opinions about management), navigating systemic obstacles (e.g. continuity of care with roster changes and effective handover), and teaching; (4) develop person-centred micro-counselling skills with application to low-lying dilemma scenarios (e.g. gaining consent for procedures); (5) collect, analyse and evaluate information and ideas, problem solve by thinking clearly, critically and creatively; and (6) develop self-evaluation and critical self-reflection.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial/workshop presentation; (2) professional development portfolio (reflective journal and logbook with weekly entries); (3) a 1000-word paper on incidental observations of procedures; (4) simulation A (e.g. teaching advanced simulation of resuscitation scenario; ventilation set-up; NETS cot set-up, etc.); and (5) simulation B (counselling demonstration in role play with peer and demonstration video plus a one-page critical self-reflection summary). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Clinical Associate Professor Mary Sharp
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