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Title Respiratory Therapeutics in Paediatrics
Type Stage Two
Code HPS172
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply their knowledge to be competent in the management and delivery of a range paediatric therapeutic services within scope of practice of Consultant Clinical Scientist.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will analyse, synthesise, evaluate and critically apply their expert knowledge to be able to describe the principles and administration of paediatric therapies including; 

  • Oxygen therapy including Long-Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) and portable Oxygen Therapy.
  • Non-invasive and invasive ventilation (NIV).
  • Nebuliser therapy (antibiotics, respiratory drugs, etc.).
  • Negative pressure ventilation.
  • process involved with using lung function as an outcome for clinical trials.
  • Child safeguarding.

Technical and clinical skills

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST, with respect to respiratory therapeutics in paediatrics, will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current research and its application to the performance and mastery to set up: 

  • Oxygen therapy including Long-Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) and portable Oxygen Therapy.
  • Non-invasive and invasive ventilation (NIV).
  • Nebuliser therapy (antibiotics, respiratory drugs, etc.).
  • Negative pressure ventilation.Non-invasive and invasive ventilation (NIV).
  • Assess bronchial responsiveness to nebulised antibiotics.

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to critically reflect and apply in practice a range of clinical and communication skills to advise and communicate effectively with patients, relevant clinicians, patients and the public and other healthcare professionals and will:

  • use blood gas results to guide therapy.
  • obtain informed consent.
  • take a comprehensive history and perform a clinical examination on a patient.
  • assess the primary cause of respiratory failure and associated co-morbidity.
  • interpret and act on clinical reports and results.
  • communicate with patients/parents /relatives, colleagues and clinical services (MDT) regarding diagnosis and further management.
  • prescribe and relay on-going management.
  • reflect on the challenges of applying research to practice in relation to these areas of practice and suggest improvements, building on a critique of available evidence.

Attitudes and behaviours

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations demonstrating the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within the limits of professional competence referring as appropriate to senior staff and will:

  • recognise the importance of child safeguarding.
  • maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • be enthusiastic and support service development through the new innovations and implementation.
  • appreciate the complex history of patients and possible life-limiting diseases.

Specialties

Code Title Action
HPS1-3-2-20 Respiratory & Sleep Science (Paediatric) [v1] View