This is an exciting and innovative, interprofessional programme bringing together acute and emergency care nurses and pre-hospital care practitioners. Current national and international policy and practice development in this field highlights the need to develop and deliver integrated care based on interdisciplinary working. The focus of the programme is on the potential for interprofessional working to improve acute and emergency care practice across pre-hospital and hospital settings. This is a collaboration between the Department of Nursing and Midwifery and the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick. Core to the programme will be two specialist interprofessional modules (Principles of Interprofessional Working in Acute and Emergency Care and Interprofessional Working in Acute and Emergency Care Practice). These may be taken as part of the programme or as stand alone modules.
On completion of the programme the student will:
Demonstrate indepth knowledge and understanding of therapeutic interventions used in the management and care of patients requiring acute and emergency care.
Apply critical thinking skills and ethical decision making required for advancing practice.
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of theory in underpinning clinical excellence.
Apply principles of interprofessional working to the practice of acute and emergency care.
Critically examine the value of interprofessional collaboration in the provision of quality; evidence based acute and emergency care.
Critically review innovations and developments in leading and managing change in interdisciplinary acute and emergency practice.
Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the role of evidence and research in underpinning practice.
Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning while fostering self-development and self-evaluation.
Demonstrate responsibility for personal and professional development in advocating person and relationshipcentred care for people requiring acute and emergency services.
Apply critical thinking and reflective skills in promoting and advancing an interprofessional approach to person and relationshipcentred acute and emergency care.
Appreciate the contribution of research in informing and advancing care in the acute and emergency settings