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Course code

GCCC700

Level

7

Credits

10.0

Estimated hours

100.0

To enable Registered Nurses to develop their ability to integrate health assessment, physiology and health alteration to the nursing process in critical care.

Learning outcomes

  • analyse the role and scope of nursing practice within health care provision for patients with or / at risk of critical illness.
  • apply theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiological changes that underpin nursing practice in critical care.
  • apply knowledge of common health alterations with respect to respiratory, cardiac and renal function.
  • understand the cascading effects of organ failure.
  • determine, obtain, utilise and evaluate appropriate information in order to prioritise nursing and collaborative interventions.
  • critically evaluate common treatment modalities and therapeutic interventions in critical care.
  • demonstrate proficient technical skills in the use and application of specialty equipment and procedures.
  • analyse the relationships between patient assessment, therapeutic interventions and evaluation.
  • apply knowledge of the impact of critical illness upon the individual and their family.
  • discuss the implications of physiological differences in paediatric patients.
  • critically evaluate literature, research and / or evidence concerning Best Practice in critical care nursing.