This course focuses on specific areas of knowledge and understanding that underpin essential care for the acutely unwell, deteriorating patient. These patients typically have renal, respiratory, or cardiac failure, shock or sepsis and may need higher levels of support such as non-invasive ventilation.
The purpose of this course is to advance knowledge and skills specific to your clinical area and facilitate informed decision-making. You will develop skills in physical assessment and are expected to develop a critically reflective approach to the care of the deteriorating patient.
Who is it for?
For a range of health care professionals who have successfully studied at degree level. Participants must be a qualified nurse or midwife either in the UK or overseas, and have recent evidence of study at degree level.
You will be currently working in an acute and high-dependency clinical area and want to advance your clinical practice within your specific patient/cilent field.
There are 5 study days over a 10-week period (one day every 2 weeks).
This is a 15-credit CPD course and can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of an Advanced Practice Masters Programme.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.