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Unit Code: NMS882

Unit Name: The At Risk Pregnancy and Newborn

Description: This course is designed to provide students with specialised knowledge and skills in identifying the woman with an at risk pregnancy, newborns, birth complications and/or obstetric emergency. The course will also cover implementing appropriate interventions in a timely manner in collaboration with other health professionals. It encourages development of positive attitude, team work, critical thinking, problem solving to be able to assess, manage and evaluate care provided to mothers and her newborn

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Distinguish between normal and abnormal pregnancies, birth and puerperium through the application of deep understanding of the preexisting disease processes and their nursing management. 2. Explain pathophysiology of pregnancy related diseases and their interventions throughout pregnancy, birth and puerperium. 3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills to anticipate problems and implement interventions to assist the woman during the altered progress of labor and birth and in obstetric emergencies. 4. Devise appropriate family centered newborn care for the at risk infant who requires intervention, consultation and referral. 5. Implement ethical and competent care for women with at risk pregnancy, complicated birth and/or obstetric emergencies in Labor ward and MICU. 6. Demonstrate competent woman centered care for mothers in Ante Natal Ward with specific pregnancy related disease processes.

Prerequisite: NMS880 & NMS881

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 30

Offered In: Semester 2