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Foundations Paediatric Intensive Care - Level 6 - AC6625

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About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

If you have any queries please contact us via email at hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk

Aimed at professionals new to the clinical area of paediatric intensive care, this module forms part of a staff induction, preceptorship or development package.

You will develop a sound foundation of knowledge, skills and expertise in paediatric intensive care in order to provide efficient and effective therapeutic care interventions. You will follow a competence-based education framework which will enable you to make independent decisions based on sound clinical skills and evidence.

Emphasis is placed on accurate holistic and family assessment together with the subsequent development and implementation of the appropriate management plans in order to provide efficient and effective therapeutic care interventions. Working with the multi professional team (MPT) to ensure high quality care is a core underpinning of this module.

Content Overview

The module provides a foundation in PICU care. Topics will include:

  • Ventilation
  • Organ donation
  • End of life care
  • Renal support
  • Cardiology
  • Family centre care

Learn from the Best

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.

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.

Teaching and Assessment

The module will be delivered through blended and work based learning methods. Teaching session’s tale place in the clinical environment in collaboration with units clinical educators. The module lead from Northumbria University will also attend teaching sessions to support clinical staff. Assessment is in two parts. A written assignment and through submitting a portfolio of competency evidence.

Learning Environment

This course is delivered in clinical practice, but supported through Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

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

The module is a recognised Qualified in Speciality (QIS) qualification, an essential requirement for promotion within PICU’s. This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 credits).

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops and Guided Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health, Social Care Social Work, Sport Nutrition

Study Mode Part-Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Duration 10 weeks

The module provides a foundation in PICU care. Topics will include ventilation, organ donation, end of life care, renal support, cardiology and family centre care.

This course is delivered in clinical practice, but supported through Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

This module is only open to staff currently working in a PICU. You will need to demonstrate evidence of previous study at level 5.

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