Care of the Unwell Newborn
This course is designed to equip the midwife or nurse with the knowledge required to initiate appropriate care and management of a baby born with complex neonatal needs in any maternity setting. Students will gain knowledge related to care of the neonate including ensuring thermoregulation, adequate oxygenation, maintaining normoglycaemia and nutritional requirements. The critical role of the midwife or nurse in supporting the mother, father and family and promoting attachment and bonding with the compromised newborn is highlighted.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Trimester 1 - 2018
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
This course is comprised of four modules.
Module 1: The prenatal environment, impact on birthing outcomes and challenges to transitioning to extrauterine life
Module 2: The birth and immediate care of the unwell newborn with Complex needs
Module 3: Providing care for newborns requiring complex care, including:
a) Respiratory diseases
b) Neonatal infections
d) Cardiovascular diseases
e) Drug withdrawal in the neonate
f) Genetic disorders and errors of inborn metabolism
Module 4: Providing care for the woman and her family when the newborn is unwell
|Assumed Knowledge||Foundations of nursing/midwifery knowledge, nursing/midwifery theory legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology and sociology as related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing/midwifery concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing or midwifery issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgement, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualise practice. Meets Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Standards of Practice.|
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for NURS6815|