This module is designed to support the student in developing the knowledge and competence to provide highest quality, evidence based care to adult patients who are critically ill.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Apply an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to the techniques employed when caring for patients with critical care needs
- Demonstrate competence in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of critically ill patients
- Critically analyse the contemporary issues in critical care medicine and how these impact on patient outcome and care
- Debate and evaluate the evidence which underpins the care of the critically ill adult
- Critically evaluate the roles and responsibilities of bedside practitioners in the delivery of health care interventions to a broad range of critical care patients.
The syllabus reflects the broad nature of Intensive care practice. The syllabus is designed on the CCN3 Step 2 competencies and will enable you to develop your skills and practice in caring for the critically ill adult.
Physiology and related pathophysiology
- Sepsis and MOF
Psychological care of patients and their families
Management of the critically ill patient
- Ventilation strategies
- Cardiovascular management
- Renal support (including replacement therapies)
Assessment of the critically ill adult
- Respiratory (including auscultation and chest x-ray interpretation)
Using and generating evidence
Policies and guidance
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching methods may include:
small group work
independent guided study
|Total study time||250|
Resources & Reading list
Woodrow, Phillip (2019). Intensive Care Nursing. London: Routledge.
Singer, Mervyn and Webb, Andrew, R (2017). Oxford Hanbook of Critical Care. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Essay proposal
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.