Mrs Ingrid Pritchard
Senior Lecturer
Nursing
Telephone: (01792) 602876
Room: Office - 210
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHN126 Learning to Learn in Higher Education and Clinical Practice

    This module aims to prepare students to study effectively in Higher Education and in the clinical setting. Completion of the module will empower the student to participate effectively in acquiring knowledge through a variety of learning strategies enabling progression towards becoming an independent learner in both academic and clinical settings.

  • SHN127 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN128 Developing Nursing Knowledge (Adult)

    This module aims to equip student nurses to work with individuals, service users, carers and the multi disciplinary team when planning and providing appropriate evidence based care. The concepts of Clinical Governance and clinical assessment and decision making will be explored. The module will build on previous knowledge to facilitate the development of theoretical and practical knowledge so that the individual can recognise and act when there is a risk to the client/service user of physical or mental health problems across the lifespan.

  • SHN131 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure. 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.

  • SHN132 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN133 What is Nursing? (Mental Health)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced

  • SHN136 Introduction to Professional Practice (Child)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN137 Introduction to Professional Practice (Mental Health)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN3055 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Adult)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of adult nursing.

  • SHN3057 Leadership and Management (Adult)

    The aim of this module is to enable the student to participate in the organisation, management and delivery of safe care to clients/service users in accordance with recognised legal, ethical and professional frameworks for practice. The module aims to ensure that students develop a critical understanding of the processes of clinical governance and continuous quality improvement through clinical leadership and can apply these principles to the practice setting, using a range of communication skills, reflection, clinical judgment and critical evaluation of the evidence base for nursing practice.

  • 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 Continuing Conditions and Palliative Care (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.

  • 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.

  • SHNM09 Continuing Conditions and Palliative Care (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.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Critical Care Lecturer - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2013 - Present