This module is a core compulsory module for the Intensive Care pathway. It is also an option module within the MSc Healthcare Practice programme and may be taken as a free standing module. The module is for practitioners working within intensive care areas or caring for the critically ill adult patient outside traditional boundaries (for example overnight recovery areas). It will enable the student to assess and interpret the adult patient's ongoing condition accurately.
When taken in conjunction with the Intensive Care Patient Management module, this module meets the requirements for the Step two and Step three competencies which are incorporated in the National Standards for Adult Critical Care Nurse Education (2016)
Who is this module for?
Registered healthcare practitioners normally with one year's post-qualifying practice experience, with opportunity to assess adult intensive care patients. Practitioners should be familiar with a wide range of assessment and monitoring approaches used with adult intensive care patients.
Programme entry requirements
Usual assessment: Unseen exam and Competency Assessment Document
NOTE - TEMPORARY ASSESSMENT CHANGE: Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, this module has a modified assessment in place: Online Essay Questions and Competency Assessment Document. The modified assessment will apply to module runs starting from September 2020 and will remain in place until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow on-site, face-to-face assessment. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
Course length: 10 Teaching Days