Foundations for Neonatal Care
Thursday 14 September 2017 - Thursday 30 November 2017
Maternity, Newborn & Children's Health
The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) set standards for hospitals providing neonatal intensive and high dependency care and these standards suggest that neonatal practitioners must be skilled and competent for their roles and have accessed appropriate training. This was endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in their quality standards for specialist Neonatal Care published in 2010. A further document published in April 2012 by the Royal College of Nursing highlighted the need for nurses working in neonatal units to become equipped with the knowledge and skills to practice safely and effectively (Qualified In Speciality, RCN 2012). All these documents make clear that neonatal care must be given by nurses with appropriate and specialised knowledge and in turn this will enhance care delivery. The teaching and learning on this module has been meticulously mapped to the RCN standards (QIS 2012).
What will I learn?
The aim of the Foundations of Neonatal Care Module is to prepare neonatal nurses and midwives to provide a high standard of low dependency neonatal care to babies and their families. To extend your existing knowledge and skills in relation to the care of the neonate in a variety of care situations. To enable you to critically reflect principles of a holistic approach to the care of the neonate and his/her family. To advance your practice through the acquisition of specialist skills and knowledge, thus enabling you to justify clinical decisions, by the application of critical analysis and factual, experiential and intuitive knowledge, as demanded of the proficient practitioner. To prepare you to care for the neonate and his/her family in a variety of situations in a manner that is fit for purpose.
How will I learn?
Face to face
14,28 September 2017
*Be advised course dates and timings could change
Hannah Tall H.Tall@uea.ac.uk