DIPLOMA IN NURSING 2018/2020

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WHO WE ARE?

The Institute of Medical sciences was established in 2013 and it’s provided the health courses such as Certificate in Health Care, Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation and Certificate in Geriatric Care with the approval of Tertiary Vocational Training Center (TVEC). In 2006 IMS got the Private Health Service Regulatory Council (PHSRC), Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka’s  approval to provide the Diploma in Nursing.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

As the council recommendation it is necessary to have three years – Diploma in order to get the SLNC registration or upgrading to degree level in the future.  Therefore, the curriculum of the NTS (National Training School) was revised completely and the curriculum for the Diploma in Nursing was designed under the academic board meeting. This curriculum is having 60 credits value as the SLQF – 4 (Sri Lankan Qualification Frame Work 2016).

The curriculum was designed to reflect the student centered problem based learning instead of the traditional teacher centered information providing learning in the domain of knowledge, skill, attitude – professionalism, mindset and paradigm. Each subject’s syllabus was designed in order to reflect these domains.

The First year curriculum was developed to provide necessary backbone of Medical and Nursing Field. The second and third year were designed as the target of special nursing areas such as psychiatric, community, pediatric, surgical and research methodology.

 

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

Successful completion of this course will be awarded as Diploma in Nursing

SLQF level– 4 & NVQF level – 6

Duration of the entire course is three years followed by one year of Internship. Those who already earned a certificate course in Heath Care will be posted to the hospitals and health centers where they can work. And those who haven’t any certificate course in health care will be appointed to the health sectors after fulfillment of six-month crash course work.

       

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Advanced Level 3 passes in any stream     – {SLQF-2}

or

Certificate level after O/ Level / Minimum15 credits fulfillment in Certificate level after O/ Level – {SLQF-2}

 

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

English

 

CLINICAL POSTING AND PRACTICAL QUIDE

 Lectures and Practical classes are conducted at IMS, IFM (Institute of Family Medicine) clinical lectures and posting will be in NCH (Northern Center Hospital), GMH (Green Memorial Hospital), MCH (Moolai Cooperative Hospital) and CANE (Cancer Association for North & East).

A Practical guide book which will be provided to each student from the first year should be completed throughout the course work and at the end of this course work it should be submitted in order to ensure the fulfillment of the Diploma.

The Practical guide book containing all the procedures, assessment and assignment which should be carried out during the clinical posting in the allocated clinical posting place / Area. All the Nursing procedures and skills will be demonstrated in the demonstration room and skill labs at IMS. Then each student should do the return demonstration. Then only they will be permitted to carry out the procedure in hospital / Clinicalsector.

 

CURRICULUM

The Diploma in Nursing consists of three years which each year have two semesters, Altogether 6 semester. We cover 60 credits within three years in order to fulfill the Diploma level. Therefore, each semester was designed to have 10 credits. A credits is equivalent of 15 hours of theory / 30 – 45 hours of practical or self learning

 

CORE COMPETENCIES OF A DIPLOMA IN NURSING HOLDER

Communication

Personal and people development

Health, safety and security

Service improvement

Equality and diversity

 

OUTCOMES OF THE DIPLOMA IN NURSING COURSE

  • Provide patient centered care which represents the patients’ preferences, values, and needs within the context of their families, communities and the healthcare delivery system.
  • Demonstrate integration of knowledge, skills and professional attitudes through the use of clinical evidence of reasoning.
  • Integrate inter-professional communication and collaborative skills to optimize holistic patient care.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness, sensitivity and competency in providing Nursing care to individuals, families and within a diverse society.
  • Make clinical judgments using reflection, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Collaborate with patients and healthcare professionals to develop and implement culturally appropriate health promotion, disease prevention and illness care methods.
  • Identify threats to safety and develop strategies to minimize risk of harm to individuals and populations.
  • Dedicate towards advancing a culture of professional excellence and achievement through lifelong learning.
  • Effective collaborators of healthcare committed to improving best practices in health promotion, disease prevention, quality, safety and equality.
  • Incorporate effective communication and collaboration skills to form partnerships to provide care and to promote positive outcomes to a diverse society in a global context.

 

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The main teaching methodology will be student oriented learning. The first year subjects are the basic sciences and fundamental of nursing. Therefore, in order to get the basic knowledge & needed skills, students have to follow the first year in weekdays as well as weekends.

In second year, those who have adequate knowledge and basic needed skills, could follow the course as part time. Therefore, the 2nd & 3rd year teaching and learning activities are targeted on patient oriented bed side learning

 

CLINICAL EXPOSURE

  • Surgical wards – 760 Hours (400H + 360H)
  • Psychiatric wards – 40 Hours
  • Gynecology & Obstetrics wards – 150 Hours
  • Pediatric wards – 150 Hours
  • Community posting – 200 Hours (Com, ANC, MOH)

 

ACADEMIC PANEL

We have the excellent academic panel from each discipline of health related. The academic panel was designed and distributed according to their relevant field. Based on that, most of the nursing related subjects will be covered by lecturers and visiting staffs. And most of the medical and surgical related parts will be covered by Consultants, Doctors and Intern Medical Officers.

 

PRACTICAL AND SKILL WILL BE OBTAINED THROUGH DIPLOMA IN NURSING BY IMS

 

Basic Hygiene

Bath: Shaving, Bed bath, Tub/Shower Bathing

Bed making

Bed positions/Specialty Bed/Mattress

Skin care, Nail and Foot Care

Oral/Denture Care: Conscious and Unconscious

Eyeglass/Hearing Aid Care

Back Massage

Incontinence Care

Colostomy

Hand washing

 

Basic needs

Feeding: Assist and Complete

Body Height and Weight

Oxygenation

Intake and Output

Bedpan/Urinal/ Foley Care

Specimen Collection: Urine/Stool

Enemas

 

Bed Mechanics

Restraints/Protective Devices

Transfer Activities/Technique/Device

Positioning/Turning: Abductor Pillows

Bed Cradles

 

Community Health

Assessment of Home Safety and Risk

Community Resource allocation and community assessment

Infectious Control Practices in Home Health Agencies

Assessment of Family Network and resources

Hospice Care

End of Life Care

Medical Surgical

Urinary Catheterization

Continuous Bladder Irrigation

Gastric Suctioning Techniques

Naso-gastric Tube Placement

Dressing Techniques and Wound Vac. concepts

IM and IV Medication administration

IV pump use and troubleshooting

Medication Calculations pertinent to course content

Intravenous Fluid use and management

Sterile Field Techniques, surgical gowning

Pre, Post and Perioperative Care

Tracheal site care and suctioning, NT suctioning

Chest Tube Drainage systems

Transfer of immobilized patients, hip fractures, traction

Amputation care

Ostomy wafer changes and site care.

Central Line Dressing Change

Critical Care

CPR Skills, defibrillator use

Emergency Medication Administration and Calculation

Care of Advanced Airways

Central Line Care

IV insertion and site care

Cardiac Monitoring

Ventilator care

Hemodynamic Monitoring

Peritoneal Dialysis

Leadership

Verifying and Implement Orders Safely

Giving and Receiving Report

Delegation and Supervision