NS3004 - Working with Women to provide Family Centred Neonatal Care
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||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject deals with supporting the woman as she embarks upon her journey into
motherhood. For every woman the experience of becoming a mother is unique and individual
to her circumstances. The focus of this subject is neonatal assessment and care. This
knowledge will be applied using a family centred focus. The subject builds upon normal
physiological adaptation of the neonate extending to six weeks after birth. The content
will examine selected congenital anomalies, pathophysiological and traumatic events
which may affect the neonate. As midwives provide the initial care to neonates they
are generally the first to identify a problem and provide the immediate care to ill
or premature neonates. Access to collaborative support is contingent upon the environment,
and depending on the location there may be a delay in arrival of collaborative teams.
For this reason midwives must have the ability to recognise ill or at- risk babies
and be able to provide emergency care.
- appraise current evidence relating to preconceptual, antenatal and postnatal factors
that impact neonatal physiological development;
- critically appraise existing best practice relating to the pathophysiology and complex
needs of a sick or unwell neonate;
- plan family centred and culturally sensitive care for the neonate with complex needs;
- demonstrate a family centred care approach to stabilisation and transport of the preterm
or unwell neonate to a referral hospital;
- demonstrate care for the neonate, mother and the family that is congruent with NMBA
(2006) Midwifery Competency Standards and the NMBA (2016) Registered Nurse standards.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
- Non-Invigilated > Essays - (30%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements
Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period -refer
to Clinical Ladder.
||NS3003 AND NS3362 AND NS3118 AND NS3119
||NS3226 AND HS3101
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest