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NQCG3152 Intensive care level 6

Module Overview

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

Module Aims

This module will equip Intensive Care nurses with the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality, evidence based care to patients in critical care environments

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Apply an indepth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to the techniques employed when caring for patients with critical care needs
  • Critically evaluate the roles and responsibilities of bedside practitioners in the delivery of health care interventions to a broad range of critical care patients.
  • Debate and evaluate the evidence which underpins the care of the critically ill adult
  • Critically analyse the contemporary issues in critical care medicine and how these impact on patient outcome and care
  • Demonstrate competence in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of critically ill patients

Syllabus

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 • Respiratory • Cardiovascular • Renal • Hepatic • Gastrointestinal • Nutrition • Neurological • Trauma • Sepsis and MOF Rehabilitation 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) • Cardiovascular • Neurological Using and generating evidence Audit Empirical research Policies and guidance Ethical considerations

Special Features

Student must be working in an appropriate critical care environment with access to assessor and supervisor.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The teaching methods may include: lectures seminars small group work independent guided study

TypeHours
Independent Study201
Lecture49
Total study time250

Resources & Reading list

Woodrow, Phillip (2019). Intensive Care Nursing. 

Singer, Mervyn and Webb, Andrew, R (2017). Oxford Hanbook of Critical Care. 

Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.

Assessment

Formative

Exam

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 40%
Exam  (90 minutes) 60%
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