Neonatal Critical Care
20 and 40 credit, level 3 and Master's level modules
About this course
Page last updated 12 April 2017
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)
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
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
- 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
- experts from and recipients of neonatal services
- analysis of case studies
- explorative workshops
The assessment strategy has been developed in negotiation with the neonatal critical care network to ensure parity against national standards in neonatal services.
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.
Please see our timetable for full date information
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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