SCQF Level: 07
Module Code: MHN006
Credit Value: 20
Term: Terms 1, 2 and 3
School: School of Social and Health Sciences
This module is delivered in the classroom and in the clinical skills suite. Taught sessions are designed to equip students with the skills required in order to successfully undertake first year practice placement.
This module aims to enable the student to meet the mental health nursing practice competency requirements necessary to progress to year two as specified by the NMC (2010).
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of values based mental health nursing and apply the principles of this in the practice placement environment
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept, and application of person centred care
3. Demonstrate the ability to maintain patient and personal safety
4. Demonstrate competence in core skills for nursing
5. Demonstrate the ability to practice in accordance with professional standards and requirements.
6. Identify, with academic and clinical staff, areas of strength and issues which require development
1 The Code, local and national policy and and legal frameworks
Confidentiality, consent, protecting the patient. Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003. Nurses holding power and detention orders. Advanced statements Guardianship and adults with incapacity. The roles of the mentor, Practice Education Facilitator and the student. Identifying learning opportunities to build strengths and address areas for development. Working in partnership; peer led support; experts by experience; dignity
2 Person centred care
Respecting different and diversity and delivering appropriate care. Practice in a manner which is consistent with person centred care. Maintaining dignity, offering choice, raising concerns, providing information and checking for understanding, delivering compassionate care. ESC's.
3 Patient and personal safety
Recognising and responding to risk. Responding to emergency physical and mental health problems. Assessing risk. Mental health observations. Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. Fire safety. Recognising and responding to anaphalaxis and malignant neuroleptic syndrome. Understanding indications, contraindications and side effects of common medications
4 Record keeping
Writing and keeping notes, using electronic record keeping systems. Confidentiality.
5 Core skills
Monitoring blood pressure, making a bed, infection control, urinalysis, assisting with ADL's. Understanding prescriptions, calculating doses and administering medication and giving injections. Participating in handover and team meetings. Basic life support. Moving and handling techniques. Catheter care.
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
The module is delivered through a combination of lectorials and practical skills sessions and in clinical practice. Students are encouraged to engage with the formative assessments which are aimed at enhancing skills in drug calculation.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
|Supervised Practical Activity||36|
|Unsupervised Practical Activity||0|
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.