Neonatal Critical Care
20 and 40 credit, level 3 and Masters level modules
About this course
Page last updated 11 July 2019
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:
- The Practice of Neonatal Critical Care (40 credits)
- The Principles of Neonatal Critical Care (20 credits).
To apply, you must be NMC registered and working in a neonatal unit.
Careers / Further study
This course can contribute towards the
- MSc Advanced Practice
- MSc Professional Development.
In line with the Department of Health (DH) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) recommendations, the modules encourage the achievement of professional proficiency through reflection, discussion, debate, evaluation, critical analysis 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
Teaching will be delivered using a variety of approaches which include:
- 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
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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.
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How to apply
You are required to 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.
For further information
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