Section 2: Intervention

Section 2: Intervention

Code Title Core Competency Statement Core Learning Outcome
2.1.1 Assessment Assess and prioritise patients according to clinical and psycho-social need Perform appropriate and effective assessment and prioritisation
2.2.1 Observation and evaluation Undertake accurate and appropriate observations and interventions and effectively evaluate impact of interventions and observations in order to plan care. Measure, interpret and record vital signs and other appropriate observations Evaluate interventions and observations and respond appropriately to findings through care planning
2.3.1 Critical situations Identify critical and/or life threatening situations Initiate appropriate action in response to critical and/or life threatening situations
2.4.1 Therapeutic interventions Provide safe management of therapeutic interventions Demonstrate safe delivery and monitoring of therapeutic interventions. Initiate effective pain management strategies and demonstrate the provision of essential care needs
2.5.1 Disseminating information Be effective in applying the principles of essential care, reporting this information effectively to the patient and other members of the health care team Demonstrate the ability to access, use and disseminate information from a wide variety of sources, within the department, on admission, transfer or discharge, to support effective co-ordination of a patient’s journey through the health care process
2.6.1 Pain assessment Be able to assess a patient’s pain, having selected and applied an appropriate pain assessment tool Demonstrate the ability to carry out pain assessment, using a range of appropriate pain assessment tools
2.6.2 Pain relief Identify suitable analgesia either by administering analgesia under protocol (e.g. Patient Group Direction (PGD), using non-invasive methods of pain relief or initiating intervention by a medical practitioner Access suitable analgesia using a variety of methods or initiating intervention by a medical practitioner
2.7.1 Psychological impact Recognise the psychological impact of an emergency situation on a patient and family/carers, and instigate appropriate interventions Demonstrate the ability to recognise and respond appropriately to the psychological impact of an emergency on a patient and family/carers and to instigate appropriate interventions
2.8.1 Health promotion Initiate appropriate health promotion strategies when providing emergency health care Demonstrate an understanding of the term health promotion. Apply appropriate health promotion principles to emergency care practice and evaluate health advice given
2.9.1 Managing aggression & violence Be able to recognise trigger points for aggressive and violent behaviour, and effectively manage violent incidents until further support arrives Demonstrate the ability to recognise trigger points for aggressive and violent behaviour and de-escalates such situations, recognising your own limitations and seeking assistance as necessary
2.10.1 Care pathways Initiate patients’ journeys on appropriate care pathways Demonstrate the ability to anticipate and instigate the preliminary stages of access to the care pathway for a patient

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