In intensive care, you need to make accurate assessments and difficult decisions on a daily basis. At City, we’ll help you hone the skills you use to care for patients.
This module is the first of two 15-credit modules. Intensive Care Core Skills is designed to boost your intensive care nursing knowledge, and Intensive Care Role Development explores haemodynamics in more depth. Together, they are worth 30 credits and recognised by employers.
By exploring assessment techniques and mechanical ventilation, you’ll develop core skills for treating intensive care patients. You’ll also examine the ethics underpinning intensive care, from admitting patients to withdrawing treatment. At the same time, we’ll discuss the impact on patients and their families and explore the best ways to support them.
Who is it for?
We’ve designed this course for registered nurses working in intensive care with 10-12 months of experience in this area. You’ll be motivated to progress in your career to the next nursing band.
By the end of this module, you’ll have an in depth understanding of respiratory failure and mechanical ventilatory support. Your expertise in intensive care will be recognised by employers and help you take the next step in your nursing career.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.