NMHS20750 Altered Resp & Cardio Function

NMHS20750 Altered Resp & Cardio Function

NMHS20750 Altered Resp & Cardio Function 150 150 Peter

NMHS20750 Altered Resp & Cardio Function

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module introduces students to key conceptual/theoretical/empirical knowledge, skills and competencies that underpin the nursing care of persons experiencing altered respiratory and cardiovascular health status and life processes

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
1) Compare and contrast the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical signs/symptoms of persons experiencing the following medical disorders:
– Respiratory: COPD [i.e. asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema] and respiratory infections [i.e. pneumonia, tuberculosis]
– Cardiovascular: Coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, hypertension and peripheral arterial
diseases affecting the aorta and lower limbs
2) Critically discuss the delivery, administration, side-effects, contra-indications and nursing considerations of specific
respiratory/cardiovascular drugs
3) Discuss the systematic and comprehensive assessment of a patient with altered respiratory and cardiovascular health status and associated diagnostic tests
4) Critically appraise the use of NANDA-I as a decision support framework for respiratory and cardiovascular nursing diagnoses and identify related nursing outcomes and interventions
5) Critically discuss respiratory/cardiovascular clinical outcome measurement tools used to evaluate the quality and standard of nursing care:
– Respiratory: Modified Borg Breathlessness Scale, Baseline Dyspnoea Index, CATest
– Cardiovascular: Pain assessment likert scale, New York Heart Association Functional Classification
– NOC: Clinical indicator likert scales
6) Critically discuss the required knowledge and skill necessary to educate patients on the following:
– Nebuliser and Inhaler technique and strategies to promote self-management
– Measurement of peek expiratory flow rates and self-management plans
– Bronchoscopy and Media-steinoscopy and associated pre and post nursing care
– Management of a ward based cardiac arrest and basic life support
7) Differentiate between different types of pneumothoraces and pleural effusions and explain the underlying aetiology and pathyophysiology.
8) Critically discuss the management of a triple chamber underwater sealed chest drain, including monitoring, interpretation of chest drain observations and required nursing actions/interventions

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