This unit will assist students to acquire foundational knowledge of the care of babies with complications. Students will have the opportunity to study the circumstances that commonly result in a baby being admitted to a Level Two Nursery. The issues confronting the infant and family during this period will be examined. Students will explore the role of the midwife in providing a family centred apporach whilst integrating ethico-legal issues involved in care of the baby with complications. Evidence-based knowledge will be integrated with assessment and care procedures pertaining to oxygenation, elimination, nutrition, immunity and temperature regulation.
Note: The detailed information in this descriptor is that required by the external accreditation agency ANMAC as per their course accreditation guidelines (2010).
HMB3113 - Complex Pregnancy and Birth 2
HMB3114 - Midwifery Practice 5
|1.||Describe the development of a baby during the second half of pregnancy;|
|2.||Discuss the circumstances that may necessitate admission of a baby to a level two nursery;|
|3.||Evaluate the level two nursery environment and its impact upon the baby and family;|
|4.||Discuss the role of the midwife within the context of the level two nursery multidisciplinary team;|
|5.||Demonstrate the knowledge and clinical decision making process required to care for a sick newborn within the context of family-centred care;|
|6.||Apply evidence-based knowledge to midwifery practice related to: care of the sick newborn and his/her family; and, strategies and care when resuscitating the newborn baby;|
|7.||Defend the family's need for privacy, dignity and respect, as well as their right to be informed and to make decision regarding care of their baby;|
|8.||Value reflective practice in the implementation evidence informed care for the baby and family;|
|9.||Debate the ethico-legal issues, which arise in the care of babies with special needs; and|
|10.||Demonstrate a drug calculations mastery.|
|Examination||3 hour written exam||60%|
|Test||Drug calculation test (30 minutes)||0%|
Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care 8th ed.
Gardner, S. L., Carter, B. S. Enzman-Hines, M., Hernandez, J. A. (2015).
St Louis: Mosby Elsevier
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