The purpose of this module is to enable you to progress and develop into a proficient practitioner within the specialism of intensive care nursing. The module will develop your knowledge of haemodynamics and haemodynamic compromise on cardiac, renal and neurological function. Patient and management and advanced support will be rationalised. This will then allow you to be actively involved in proactive decision making in the intensive care setting.
This is a core module within the Post Grad Certificate Professional Practice (Intensive Care) and consists of 15 Credits.
The focus of this module is haemodynamic compromise, support and the impact of altered haemodynamics on other body systems. Renal support will be explored as will management of raised intracrania pressure/ altered cerebral haemodynamics
BSc (Hons) 2:1 or higher in a relevent subject. You need to have a minimium of 10 - 12 months experience working in an intensive care unit and to be currently working in an intensive care unit. Manager support and a clinical mentor is required. You need to have completed the APM028 or NM3226 (or equivalent).
You will taught through a variety of methods including lecturers, seminars, practice experience, tutorials, student directed learning and structured group work. The assessment is a practice based portfolio incorporating clinical competencies.
McGloin, S., McLeod, A. (2010) ‘Advanced practice in critical care: A case study approach’. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester.