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Perinatal Clinical 1 introduces learners to the nursing care of healthy women, their newborns, and their families throughout the childbearing continuum. This four ¬week clinical course takes place in a hospital setting, with a focus on five key areas of practice: woman and family centered care, assessment of maternal/ fetal/ neonatal well-being, labour support, infant feeding, and documentation. A BCIT instructor and/or a clinical site preceptor will facilitate this course. Registered Nurses (RNs) with six months of full-time experience caring for healthy women, their newborns, and families in a low-risk perinatal setting may be able to challenge this course.
Successful completion of NSPN 7100, 7200, 7250 & 7450 and RN practicing licensure in a provincial/territorial college of Registered Nurses.
This clinical course is available by application only. Clinical application due dates are as follows: Spring Term Feb 1, Fall Term June 1, Winter Term Oct 1. Please find the clinical application package on the BCIT Learning Hub in your NSPN 7200 course under Module 1. If you do not have access to this, please contact the Program Assistant and , Erin Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a clinical application package. Please note: Clinical courses are non-refundable. Please contact the Program Assistant for withdrawal information.
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As licensed health care practitioners all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Consistently perform a comprehensive and systematic assessment of a childbearing woman, fetus, and neonate in the acute perinatal setting under supervision of the clinical instructor/preceptor.
Consistently demonstrate the ability to interpret assessment data, recognize variance data, and determine patient care priorities under the supervision of a clinical instructor/preceptor.
Consistently articulate reasoning and rationale for nursing interventions, clinical judgment, and decision-making under the supervision of clinical instructor/preceptor.
Work in partnership with patients and families to integrate specialty specific theory in the provision of safe, competent perinatal nursing care under the supervision of a clinical instructor/preceptor.
Demonstrate reflective practice by analyzing the care provided, being open to feedback, and incorporating feedback into practice under the guidance of a clinical instructor/preceptor.
Communicate and collaborate effectively with childbearing women, newborns, their families, and other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Articulate all relevant data in a systematic, comprehensive, and time sensitive manner through all verbal and written communication under the supervision of clinical instructor/preceptor.
Consistently demonstrate professionalism by participating in self-evaluation, acknowledging strengths/areas for development, seeking assistance as needed, utilizing existing resources, and being accountable for learning and practice.
Provide individualized labour support including psychosocial care, comfort measures, information/advice, and advocacy to low-risk labouring women under supervision from the clinical instructor/preceptor.
Demonstrate care practices that promote, protect, and support normal birth (freedom of movement, step-wise approach to pain management, non-directed pushing) under supervision of clinical instructor/preceptor.
Provide infant feeding information related but not limited to benefits of breastfeeding, skin to skin contact, position/latch, frequency/duration, common breastfeeding challenges, and hospital and community resources to childbearing women and their families under supervision from the clinical instructor/preceptor.
Effective as of Winter 2021
NSPN 7300 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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