Section 1: Knowledge

Section 1: Knowledge

Code Title Core Competency Statement Core Learning Outcome
1.1.1 Anatomy & Physiology Apply advanced knowledge of pathophysiology to differentiate disease processes Synthesize available research to identify different disease processes, contributing to the evidence base for diagnosis and treatment
1.1.2 Anatomy & Physiology Apply extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and psychology to differentiate a wide range of patient presentations with complex care needs, to determine the appropriate diagnosis Integrate advancements of knowledge in anatomy, physiology and psychology into your approach to diagnosing a wide rage of patients with complex care needs, and to making appropriate diagnoses
1.2.1 Clinical assessment Critically appraise existing tools, or design new tools, to enable a comprehensive, systematic and accurate assessment of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of a patient in an emergency situation Use current research-based practice to refine or develop a tool for undertaking an accurate comprehensive assessment for a patient requiring emergency care
1.2.2 Assessment frameworks Lead in developing or refining structured approaches to clinical assessment Demonstrate leadership in developing or refining clinical assessments using structured approaches
1.2.3 Assessment frameworks Determine effectiveness of clinical outcomes and action plans when using structured approach to patient assessment Develop reports which critically appraise patient care outcomes using structured approaches. Develop and implement effective action plans to resolve identified patient care issues and undertake an appropriate risk assessment
1.3.1 Prioritising care Develop usable new approaches to prioritising patient care which contribute to the body of knowledge about emergency care delivery Contribute to the evidence base of knowledge about the principles and practices of prioritisation
1.4.1 Critical illness or injury Develop or refine approaches to identifying critically ill patients, and apply these effectively in practice Apply and evaluate the current evidence base on the assessment of critically ill patients. Contribute to the evidence base on critically ill assessment techniques
1.5.1 Emotional & psychological reactions Appraise the effectiveness of approaches to meeting psychological and emotional needs of patients (and their carers) who present with sudden or acute exacerbation of illness or injury or identify new approaches Evaluate the effectiveness of current policies and practices on meeting psychological and emotional needs of patients (or their carers) with sudden or acute exacerbated illness or injury. Contribute to the design of policies and practices for the psychological and emotional care needs of patients or their carers presenting with sudden illness or injury
1.6.1 Pharmacology Critically appraise the impact of the range of available pharmacology appropriate to a patient’s problem* Differentiate the range and impact of available pharmacology appropriate to the individual patient
1.7.1 Care needs Challenge current approaches to recognising patterns of illness and injury in patients with complex care needs, proposing and designing new methods Evaluate the evidence base which underpins the assessment of patients’ complex care needs, advising on innovative approaches to advance care
1.8.1 Monitoring equipment Contribute to the ongoing audit and procurement of monitoring equipment Evaluate current data on monitoring equipment and advise employers and manufacturers on suitability and development needs in relation to clinical governance and risk management
1.9.1 Personal influences on care Identify different care approaches that take account of social, spiritual, and cultural influences on patients, or design new ones.
Contribute to the development of a new evidence base for interventions
Identify or develop the evidence base that underpins new approaches to holistic care and demonstrate the ability to identify areas for research in emergency practice. Disseminate evidence to inform best practice
1.10.1 External influences on care Identify different care delivery approaches that take into account legal, professional, political and economical influences, or designs new ones. Contribute to the development of a new evidence base Identify or develop the evidence base that underpins new approaches to holistic care and demonstrate the ability to identify and undertake research in emergency practice
1.11.1 Standards and guidance Challenges standards and guidelines provided by employers and relevant governing bodies (e.g. NMC or equivalent, NICE, DH etc.) in relation to current practice and contributes to the development of new standards and practice guidance Evaluates the evidence base underpinning guidance provided by employers and relevant governing bodies (e.g. NMC or equivalent, NICE, DH etc.) and identifies new sources of evidence and assists to advance their further development
1.12.1 Legal and ethical principles Design new practice using legal and ethical principles of quality, diversity and human rights and share the new developments in a wider emergency care arena Integrate legal and ethical principles into emergency practice, using issues of quality of care, diversity and human rights in designing innovative practice
share this new practice with the emergency care community
1.13.1 Risk assessment Evaluate the effectiveness of clinical governance and risk management strategies on health and safety in emergency care settings Contribute to the development of clinical governance and clinical risk strategies in emergency care settings
1.14.1 Procedural frameworks Develop and monitor care planning initiatives in accordance with national protocols Demonstrate expertise in developing and monitoring care planning, practice and procedural frameworks
1.15.1 Accountability Determine the implications of being responsible for yourself, others and the service Identify the relevance and impact of accountability for professional practice for yourself, others and the service
advise on appropriate actions to establish an effective governance framework for safe and effective practice
1.16.1 Leadership Determine the implications of leadership and negotiation in influencing patient care Evaluate the evidence base for leadership and negotiation which will influence patient care

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