Combining Health Assessment with specific modules in Critical Care this course aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of clinical assessment skills and their application to critical care nursing.
Designed for nurses currently working in, or who aspire to work in critical care settings the Critical Care Nursing course provides an opportunity for you to enhance your clinical skills in this specialist field of practice. The aim of the course is to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills of clinical decision-making in health assessment, treatments and therapies within the critical care environment, in order to enable you to independently lead and manage specialist care provision alongside other health care professionals. The course incorporates the National Competency Framework Step 3 Competencies for Critical Care Nurses as a core part of the assessment process to ensure that it is in aligned to National Standards for Critical Care Nurse Education.
As you will be working as a nurse the course has been designed to be delivered over three semesters to allow you to attend on a part-time basis in order to balance the requirements of work and study.
In addition to university-based knowledge acquisition and development you will also have the opportunity to undertake placements in critical care settings to embed and apply your learning in relevant contexts.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
You will study on a part-time basis over one year leading to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing. The course is designed to enable you to analyse current trends, practice and knowledge in the treatment and care options for the critical care patient group and the wide range of illness encountered within the critical care environment. Knowledge and skills are attained by varied approaches to teaching and learning to give you a theoretical understanding and the opportunity to practice skills of clinical assessment and dealing with emergency situations.
The course is aligned with the CC3N standards to develop and prepare you to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
- Ability to recognise health abnormalities
- Competence to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients with health abnormalities
- Knowledge relating to pharmacology and pharmacokinetics
- Knowledge of investigations, interpretation and application of results
- Knowledge of treatment modalities
- Safe and effective use of equipment
- Competence to manage emergency situations
- Ability to demonstrate leadership, management and team skills
- Ability to plan and contribute to rehabilitation alongside the wider MDT
- Admission and discharge processes and considerations
- Ability to manage the critically ill patient in a variety of patient pathways
- Psychosocial care of the patient and their family
- Medicines management and the challenges within critical care
- Infection Prevention and Control considerations
- Importance of communication and teamwork
- Professionalism, accountability and defensible documentation
- Vulnerability of critically ill patients (including consent, mental capacity and deprivation of liberty (DoLS).
- Leadership development
- Legal requirement of role and ethical dilemmas that could arise in practice.
Focused system examination skills, simulation training and flipped classroom sessions provide the opportunity to engage students in the learning process as well as group work, seminars, interactive lectures and active group discussions and sharing experiences. Clinical competency portfolios for both the Health Assessment and Critical Care modules are designed to follow a system-based approach to assessment and care and form a key component of the learning outcomes.
The National Standards for Adult Critical Care Nurse Education and the General Provision of Intensive Care Services have been key drivers in the development of the course. These standards have been formulated following discussion with the professional critical care nursing organisations in the UK – Critical Care Networks National Nurse Leads (CC3N), British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN), Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Intensive Care Society (ICS), Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) and the National Outreach Forum (NOrF) – who state that educational providers must adhere to the principles and standards laid out in these documents when delivering post-registration critical care education. The standards will be viewed as a framework to assure both healthcare and academic providers that the provision of critical care nurse education is meeting the needs of service delivery and the workforce.
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