Two females nurses caring for a patient in the simulation suite

Professional course

Critical Care in Practice

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module.

About this course

Course code:
UZWR1E203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Nicholas Smith

Page last updated 25 May 2017

Introduction

The Critical Care in Practice module is built around the 'National Competency Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses' (Step 2 & 3) and is therefore designed to relate practically to a nurse's role in Intensive care.

On successful completion of this Critical Care in Practice level 3 (UZWR1E-20-3) or Masters level (UZWR1F-20-M) module you will be able to:

  • Exercise a competent level of clinical judgement when caring for patients requiring level 2 and 3 care.
  • Demonstrate competence in systematically assessing physiological systems.
  • Demonstrate competence in a range of clinical conditions and critical care interventions.
  • Demonstrate competence in identifying and addressing the psychosocial, cultural, ethical and spiritual needs of patients and their families in critical care areas.
  • Demonstrate ability to critically examine own and others practice to reflect latest developments within critical care.
  • Display knowledge and understanding of leadership, communication and wider organisational drivers relevant to a critical care setting.

Entry requirements

You must have at least 12 months experience working in Intensive Care and be currently working in Intensive Care.

Structure

Content

Assessment, management and delivery of care for the following critical care patients (dependency level 2 or 3) in line with the National Competency Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses (2012) Steps 2 and 3.

  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Renal system
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Neurological System
  • End of Life Care
  • Inter & Intra Hospital Transfer
  • Rehabilitation
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership

Evidence based practice

  • Tools for searching and selecting evidence from a range of sources

Organisational / political influences on care

  • Current initiatives which impact on practice
  • Ethical frameworks within critical care
  • Organisational changes and new ways of working

Learning and Teaching

This module is a professional practice module with learning predominantly undertaken in your own work place, through clinical supervision, with a named mentor, and sign off of specific competencies. 

Additional seminars and skills sessions will be delivered using a blended learning approach,

  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Workshops and Masterclasses
  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Enquiry based Learning
  • Case based learning

Study time

A total of 42 hours in the form of; seminars, skills sessions and peer review activities in the workplace

Assessment

Formative Assessment

You will be expected to have a named designated mentor in your place of work before starting this module.  Formative assessment should be continuous with regular meetings to discuss progress in relation to learning outcomes within the competency document and adjust learning contracts accordingly

Summative Assessment

Completion and submission of the competency framework.

2,000 word assignment

Features

Study facilities

There will be a total of 4 face to face days at the Glenside Campus simulation suite.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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