Section 1: Knowledge

Section 1: Knowledge

Code Title Core Competency Statement Core Learning Outcome
1.1.1 Anatomy & Physiology Have a comprehensive knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology for all body systems Demonstrate and apply an understanding of anatomy and physiology of all body systems
1.1.2 Anatomy & Physiology Apply comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and psychology to recognised patterns of illness and injury Demonstrate and apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and psychology
1.2.1 Clinical assessment Undertake and document a comprehensive, systematic and accurate assessment of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of a patient in an emergency situation Demonstrate the ability to undertake an accurate, comprehensive assessment for a patient requiring emergency care, using recognised assessment tools
1.2.2 Assessment frameworks use a structured approach to individual clinical assessment Competently apply recognised assessment frameworks, systematically document assessment findings. Demonstrate use of pain assessment tools
1.3.1 Prioritising care Use a structured approach for prioritising patient care Accurately record your decision-making process
1.4.1 Critical illness or injury Recognise patients with life-threatening presentations, and the need for immediate intervention Differentiate life-threatening presentations and respond appropriately
1.5.1 Emotional & psychological reactions Identify a range of immediate emotional and psychological reactions by patients or those with them to sudden & exacerbation of illness or injury Identify the immediate emotional and psychological impact of sudden or acute exacerbation of illness or injury on the patient and others, and suggests possible coping mechanisms
1.6.1 Pharmacology Use comprehensive knowledge of the relevant pharmacology for emergency patients Discuss the application of relevant pharmacology for the emergency patient
1.7.1 Care Needs Provide care and anticipate needs, based on patterns of the actual and predicted illness or injury Demonstrates the ability to provide an appropriate level of care and anticipate further care needs
1.8.1 Monitoring equipment Select and deploy appropriate monitoring equipment for individual patients Identify a range of appropriate clinical indicators for deploying clinical monitoring equipment
1.9.1 Personal influences on care Provide a rationale for the care you deliver, taking into account social, spiritual and cultural influences Demonstrate awareness of social, spiritual and cultural influences that impact on holistic care, informed by robust evidence
1.10.1 External influences on care Provide a rationale for care delivery that takes account of legal, professional, political and economical influences Demonstrate awareness of the multiple influences which impact on holistic care
1.11.1 Standards and guidance Apply standards and guidance provided by the relevant professional governing body, e.g. Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or equivalent, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), etc. Demonstrate informed understanding of the use of policies and guidance on clinical practice
1.12.1 Legal and ethical principles Use a working knowledge of relevant legal and ethical principles in clinical practice Apply legal and ethical principles to emergency practice which are underpinned by quality diversity and human rights principles
1.13.1 Risk assessment Identify health and safety issues in the work environment Demonstrate knowledge of risk assessment and management strategies and competently apply them in practice
1.15.1 Accountability Apply the principles of the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. NMC) Code of Conduct to your own professional practice and conduct Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for your professional practice in accordance with the prescribed level of your personal competence
1.16.1 Leadership Identify the principles of leadership and use them to negotiate and plan your own practice Use principles of leadership in negotiating your own practice
1.17.1 Communication Demonstrate the application of effective interaction and communication with patients and the multi-professional team Demonstrate knowledge and application of effective communication skills for patients and the multi-professional team

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