Professional course

Neonatal Critical Care

20 and 40 credit, level 3 and Master's level modules

About this course

Course code:
Z51000091
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
UH Bristol Education Centre
Programme leader:
Lucy Edwards

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

The Neonatal Critical Care course is made up of two CPD modules which can be studied at either level 3 (Degree) or Level M (Masters).

These modules are:

Practice of Neonatal Critical Care (20 credits)

Principles of Neonatal Critical Care (40 credits)

Entry requirements

NMC registered and working in a neonatal nursing post or aspiring to such a position.

Careers / Further study

This course can contribute towards

MSc Advanced Practice
MSc Professional Development

Structure

Content

In line with the Department of Health (DH); Royal College of Nursing (RCN) recommendations the syllabus encourages the achievement of professional proficiency through reflection, discussion, debate, evaluation and development of clinical expertise.

Competence in delivering a high standard of neonatal care falls under the following core dimensions:

  • Communication and interpersonal relationships
  • Personal, professional and people development
  • Health, safety and security
  • Service development
  • Quality
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Responsibility for holistic patient care

Core clinical skills for neonatal nurses include:

  • Fluid, electrolyte, nutrition and elimination management
  • Neurological, pain and stress management
  • Respiratory and cardiovascular management
  • Thermoregulation, skin, hygiene and infection prevention/processesgulation
  • Managing and supporting the family
  • Investigations and procedures as applied to neonatal nursing
  • Use of equipment as applied to neonatal nursing
  • End of life and palliative neonatal care
  • Surgical interventions in the neonatal period

Professional critical analysis related to

  • Risk assessment and critical incident management
  • Use of validated tools for effective assessment and evaluation
  • Application of service enhancement frameworks and governance to enhance decision making
  • Ethical, social and legal issues which impact on neonatal service provision
  • Scope of accountability, leadership and practice enhancement
  • Interprofessional and advanced communication

 

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • e-learning including the use of blackboard
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • experts from and recipients of neonatal services
  • analysis of case studies
  • explorative workshops

Assessment

The assessment strategy has been developed in negotiation with the neonatal critical care network to ensure parity against national standards in neonatal services.

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 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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