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Consolidation of Adult Critical Care Nursing Knowledge and Skills - Level 7 - AC7022

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

Critical illness is extremely complex to understand and manage. This module is designed to equip you with the knowledge and competence to manage care for Level 3 critically ill patients. Therefore you must be working on an adult critical care unit. Level 3 care is defined as patients receiving advanced respiratory support alone or patients receiving a minimum of 2 organs supported, for example cardiovascular and renal (Intensive Care Society 2009).

You will study advanced respiratory support, advanced haemodynamic monitoring, support and management of patients in organ failure, for example neurological, renal, cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal.

Learn from the Best

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn in both the academic and workplace settings. On this module we will be using several learning and teaching strategies that are suitable for a variety of learners. Methods of teaching will include interactive lectures, seminars, and group work.

This module will be delivered at Northumbria University by lecturers with specialist experience of critical care nursing. As qualified nurses, with experience of critical care, you will be expected to actively participate in your learning by formalising your goals with a named supervisor from your practice area. You will be expected to participate in class discussion and group work, share your own expertise and develop debate and make recommendations about important practice issues related to critical care nursing.

Academic assessment is via a case study/viva approach which will give you an authentic opportunity to analyse the care the patient received and to make recommendations. As you have chosen to study this module at Level 7 you will be expected to demonstrate mastery during your viva in your ability to critically appraise the supporting evidence. This module complies with national guidance from the Critical Care Networks- National Nurse Leads who have published National Standards for Adult Critical Care Nurse Education and the National Competency Framework Step 3 competencies are an integral part of the assessment strategy for the module.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your module.

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Give Your Career an Edge

This module will help you to meet the National Standards for Adult Critical Care Nurse Education contributing 30 transferrable academic credits in Adult Critical Care Nursing.

The module can count towards an Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Adult Critical Care Nursing.

Course info

Award Type 30 Credit, Level 7

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops, Reflective Practice, Seminars and Directed Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Part-time, One Day a Week

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start TBC - Please contact hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk

Duration Spread over 10 Weeks

This module would suit nurses working within adult critical care settings.

An NHS Continuing Workforce Development module designed to equip nurses working in an adult critical care setting with the knowledge and competence to manage level 3 critically ill patients.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your module.

You should be a qualified nurse working within an adult critical care setting.

You will need to demonstrate evidence of previous study at level 6 and have completed National Competency Framework for Registered Nurses in Adult Critical Care Step 1 and Step 2 Competencies.

It is recommended that a core knowledge critical care module is undertaken prior to commencing this module.

This module can also be undertaken at level 6.

This module is designed to equip you with the knowledge and competence to manage care for Level 3 critically ill patients so you must be working on an adult critical care unit.

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