I currently teach the critical care courses and am the module leader.

Publications

  1. Using Principlism to resolve the ethical dilemma of withdrawing from a neonate diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Journal of neonatal nursing 21(5), 186-194.

Teaching

  • SHG3102 Surgical Pre-operative Examination and Assessment Skills

    This module offers nurses the opportunity to develop competence in clinical assessment and examination which is required for effective adult surgical pre-assessment.

  • SHHM12 Advanced Practice and Education

    One of the roles of advanced practice is education, both in terms of self and others. Consequently there is a need for the practitioner to critically evaluate and apply learning theory to themselves and in the practice setting. This module examines the key ideas underpinning some of the main educational theories which students will relate to their own development and clinical practice.

  • SHHM16 Ethics and Philosophy of Social Research

    This module will address the ethics of conducting social research. The discussion of research ethics will include, but not be limited to, informed consent and how to protect the anonymity of research participants. Discussions will also address the limits of researchers' obligations to protect anonymity and confidentiality, along with taking a more detailed look at the process of applying for university research ethics approval. Philosophical problems associated with conducting social research will be explored - asking questions such as 'How is our understanding of others limited? ''Are my research findings objective?¿.

  • SHHM31 Causes and management of critical illness

    This module builds upon the knowledge and skills required for assessment and reasoning acquired in the anatomy and physiology module, and the clinical assessment and diagnostic skills modules to enhance and extend the student¿s interpretative, diagnostic and management abilities when caring for critically ill patients. The student will learn to adapt the assessment and diagnosis of patients to the rapid assessment and interpretation of clinical situations where the patient is developing or has existing critical illness. The module is suitable for those nurses who are preparing for advanced practice where their role includes developing advanced practice in critical care and/or providing critical care outreach provision.

  • SHHM36 Resuscitation and Management of the Critically Ill Patient 1

    This is a work based learning module which develops specific knowledge and skills associated with working as an advanced practitioner in a critical care environment. This module will cover the skills and underpinning knowledge required to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care of the critically ill adult patient in a critical care environment. The module will introduce elements of the 19 core knowledge sets and basic science components identified in the System, focusing specifically on clinical assessment, stabilisation, immediate and ongoing management and subsequent discharge of the critically ill adult.

  • SHHM37 Resuscitation and Management of the Critically Ill Patient 2

    This is a work based learning module which further enhances specific knowledge and skills associated with working as an advanced practitioner in a critical care environment. This module will further develop the skills and underpinning knowledge required to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care of the critically ill adult patient in a critical care environment.

  • SHHM38 Professional Issues in Advanced Critical Care Practice

    This module will develop the knowledge and skills of the advanced practitioner with regard to their roles of educator, manager and leader. It will also develop their abilities as evidence based practitioners.

  • SHHM55 Introduction to Research, Evidence based Practice and Reflection for Physicians Associates

    This module will be a compulsory module within the MSc / Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Physician¿s Associate Studies and reflects compulsory curriculum content. The module aims to introduce students to the main research paradigms including the principles of research, and the ability to appraise research to provide an evidence base for their personal practice. Students will also be introduced to reflective practice and its value in enabling reflection on clinical learning and the development of clinical competence.

  • SHN125 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Adult)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure encompassing mandatory training. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN388 Causes and Management of Critical Illness

    This module is suitable for nurses working in a variety of critical care settings who have experience in caring for critically ill patients. It is recommended, although not essential that potential students have completed a foundation module in intensive care or equivalent. The aim of the module is to equip nurses with the knowledge to manage patients with particular pathologies associated with critical illness when adopting a collaborative approach to care.

  • SHN390 Foundations in Intensive Care Nursing

    This module offers newly qualified staff and newcomers to intensive care the opportunity to develop core clinical competencies in the practice and theory of intensive care nursing.

  • SHNM00 Introduction to Nursing (Adult)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

  • SHNM01 Living with Continuing and Chronic Conditions (Adult)

    This module will enable students to develop the evidence based knowledge, skills and professional values required to care for patients, service user, and their families living with multiple long term conditions or palliative care needs. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop knowledge and skills in communication, nursing practice and leadership and teamwork related to the care of patients / service users with long-term or terminal conditions.

  • SHNM04 Introduction to Nursing (Child)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

  • SHNM05 Continuing Conditions and Palliative Care (Child)

    This module will enable students to develop the evidence based knowledge, skills and professional values required to care for patients, service user, and their families living with multiple long term conditions or palliative care needs. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop knowledge and skills in communication, nursing practice and leadership and teamwork related to the care of patients / service users with long-term or terminal conditions.

  • SHNM08 Introduction to Nursing (Mental Health)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

  • SHNM09 Living with Continuing and Chronic Conditions (Mental Health)

    This module will enable students to develop the evidence based knowledge, skills and professional values required to care for patients, service user, and their families living with multiple long term conditions or palliative care needs. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop knowledge and skills in communication, nursing practice and leadership and teamwork related to the care of patients / service users with long-term or terminal conditions.