PAED5503 Practicum II

6 points
Not available in 2020King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret HospitalMulti-mode
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 micro-counselling appropriate for application in their care of patients and their families. This unit includes airway suction; bag and mask ventilation; bladder tap or catheterisation; blood culture; blood sampling from umbilical and peripheral arterial lines; capillary blood sample; endotracheal intubation; exchange transfusion (via simulation); lumbar puncture; thoracocentesis (via simulation); paracentesis (via simulation); pericardiocentesis (via simulation); peripheral arterial puncture (via simulation); surfactant administration; venesection; performing and interpreting functional echocardiography (if enrolled in cardiac unit); and interpreting cranial ultrasound.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate 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) demonstrate competence in procedures associated in the care of a sick infant in line with college requirements; (3) demonstrate core basic practices of person-centred micro-counselling in scenarios involving high-level communication of medical information with patients in distress; (4) demonstrate knowledge of emotional dimensions of communication including critical self-reflection and counter-transference; (5) understand barriers to communication with patients and strategies to overcome or compensate (e.g. culture/language; technology; complaints and disclosure of errors); (6) guide patients through various risk/benefits associated with different courses of action and appropriate presentation of certainty/uncertainty as well as application of withholding information (when is this appropriate/not appropriate); (7) demonstrate the ability to collect, analyse, and evaluate information and ideas, problem solve by thinking clearly, critically and creatively; and (8) demonstrate self-evaluation and critical self-reflection.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a tutorial presentation; (2) portfolio assessment; and (3) a self-reflection essay. This unit is Ungraded Pass (UP) or Ungraded Fail (UF). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
PAED5502 Practicum I
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