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Course code

GCIC700

Level

7

Credits

10.0

Estimated hours

100.0

To enable Registered Nurses to further 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 gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological function.
  • understand the physiological responses to and interventions in trauma care.
  • 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.
  • discuss the impact of critical illness and bereavement upon the individual and significant others.
  • 1apply knowledge of the implications of physiological differences to paediatric patients.
  • critically evaluate literature, research and / or evidence concerning Best Practice in critical care nursing.