This unit will assist students to acquire foundational knowledge and skills of the care of babies with complications. Supervised practice in a Level Two Nursery will enable students to apply evidence based knowledge and integrate ethico-legal principles to care for babies using a family centred approach. Students will be provided the opportunity to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and practice skills including administration of gastric feeds, management of IV therapy, assessment of fluid balance & electrolytes, collect specimen collections, and monitoring phototherapy.
HMB3113 - Complex Pregnancy and Birth 2
HMB3114 - Midwifery Practice 5
HMB3217 - Complications of the Newborn
|1.||Discuss the circumstances that necessitate admission of a baby to a Level Two Nursery;|
|2.||Evaluate the environment of the nursery and implement strategies to promote the wellbeing of the baby and family;|
|3.||Articulate the role of the midwife within the context of the level two nursery and collaborate with the multidisciplinary health team;|
|4.||Utilise a clinical decision making process to apply the necessary knowledge and understanding required to meet the needs of the baby and family in the nursery;|
|5.||Apply evidence-informed strategies for maintaining the families' need for privacy, dignity and respect, as well as their right to be informed and to make decision regarding care of their baby;|
|6.||Demonstrate reflective practice and implement evidence based care for babies and their families;|
|7.||Perform skills associated with the baby's nutrition, elimination and thermoregulation and management of oxygen therapy, intravenous therapy and phototherapy using universal precautions;|
|8.||Demonstrate competence in neonatal resuscitation;|
|9.||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;|
|10.||Provide evidence of recruitment of one newborn as part of the Continuity of Care program.|
|Practicum||Clinical Performance Appraisal||Pass/Fail|
|Journal||Three (3) Reflective journals||Pass/Fail|
|Report||Report of a follow-through of a sick neonate 1000 words||Pass/Fail|
Skills for Midwifery Practice 4th
Johnson, R. & Taylor, W. (2016)
Oxford: Churchill Livingstone
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