Consultative and Collaborative Care 2

Description

The guidelines of the Australian College of Midwives form the basis for identifying under what circumstances midwives need to consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers. This course prepares midwifery students for collaborative care of women and babies who have less common presentations of the foetus.

The knowledge and skills to be able to maintain, repair and heal the perineum are taught. The care of women who have medical or serious mental health conditions during childbearing is included. The knowledge and skills to perform a physical assessment of the newborn ready for discharge are taught. The care of the neonate with congenital or medical conditions is presented.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the midwifery care of women and babies with less common presentations during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum: i.e., breech, face, brow, shoulder and twins

2. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the woman and baby during premature labour, birth and postpartum

3. Describe brief intervention when a woman/baby experiences substance abuse

4. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain perineal integrity and perform perineal repair if required

5. Describe the pathophysiology of respiratory failure, heart failure, renal failure and shock and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy

6. Use clinical reasoning skills to recognise and respond appropriately when medical, obstetric and neonatal emergencies occur in women or babies

7. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features and collaborative care, including medications, which are required for women who have a medical condition: i.e. type 1 diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, clotting disorder and infections

8. Demonstrate the ability to physically assess the new-born baby and discharge from care appropriately

9. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical features and collaborative care required for the baby who is ill: prematurity, respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory failure, heart disease and heart failure, genetic disease or congenital defect

10. Teach new parents about contraceptive methods and their suitability for individual couples during the post partum period and lactation

11. Recognise the indications for and perform sensitive and appropriate vaginal speculum examinations on childbearing women

12. Demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance

Content

  • Module 1: Midwifery Care for Women and Babies with Unusual Presentations
  • Module 2: Maintaining Genital Tract Integrity and Perineal Suturing
  • Module 3: Clinical Decision-Making and Action in Life Threatening Situations
  • Module 4: Caring for the Childbearing Woman with a Medical Condition
  • Module 5: Caring for the Woman and Baby when the Baby has a Medical Condition
  • Module 6: Developing Practice

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Midwifery program.

Assumed Knowledge

MIDI2101 Optimising Psychophysiology in the Childbearing Year, MIDI2102 Consultative and Collaborative Care 1 and MIDI2103 Midwifery Clinical Practice 2

Assessment Items

Presentation: Group Presentation *

Written Assignment: Turnitin submission of four (4) module abstracts *

Online Learning Activity: Online module postings *

Professional Task: Satisfactory Clinical Practice Requirements *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Clinical Laboratory preparation and lab book submission, Mental Health Lab(PM students only) *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Preparation for and Participation in Tutorials *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Each student is required to prepare and participate in 80% of tutorials.
  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Each student is required to complete required hours of clinical laboratory.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Presentation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Online Learning Activity: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Each student is required to provide evidence of satisfactory clinical practice and progress towards clinical experience requirements for registration.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 214 hour(s) per Term

6 hrs Clinical Supervision in small groups of up to six students, 2 hours per month 208 hrs: Continuity of Care and Antenatal Care (80); Birthing Unit (40); Postnatal Unit (40); Nursery (40); Lactation Support (8)

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 32 hour(s) per Term

3 hours per week face to face x 12 weeks - 1 hour online per week x 12 weeks 18 hours midwifery specific clinical skills labs 14 hours Mental Health labs (Port Macquarie students - semester 2 only)

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term

Lecture 6 hours x 2 days - 12 online 3 hours per week face to face x 12 weeks - 1 hour online per week x 12 weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term