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  • analyse the role and scope of nursing practice within health care provision for patients with/or at risk of critical illness.
  • examine common health alterations and their influence upon patient dependency.
  • analyse physiological responses to common health alterations following surgical procedures to provide rationale for nursing actions.
  • assess patients: determine, obtain, utilise and evaluate appropriate information in order to prioritise nursing and collaborative intervention.
  • analyse and evaluate the use of monitoring equipment and procedures in clinical practice.
  • discuss the effects that common pharmacological intervention and administration may have upon the individual.
  • analyse the relationships between patient assessment, therapeutic intervention and evaluation.
  • discuss the impact of critical illness upon the individual and their family.
  • work safely and independently within the specialty environment.