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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine and develop a repertoire of clinical interventions aimed at managing a stable intensive care patient. The subject uses a range of educational activities to help students understand the physiological, psychological and social needs of this patient cohort and explore the interventions aimed at meeting those needs. Students are encouraged to build a personal portfolio of skills that can be combined into an effective package that provides quality patient care while functioning as a member in an intensive care team.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorJason Watterson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjects NSG5AIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdvanced Critical Care NursingPrescribedCarlson K.K. 2009SAUNDERS ELSEVIER
ReadingsThelan's critical care nursing (OR below)PrescribedUrden, L D, Stacy, K M, Lough, M E 2006MOSBY, SYDNEY
ReadingsACCCN's critical care nursingRecommendedElliott, D, Aitken, L, Chaboyer, W 2007MOSBY, ELSEVIER, SYDNEY
ReadingsMechanical ventilation physiological and clinical applicationsRecommendedPilbeam, S P & Cairo, J M 20064TH EDN, MOSBY, USA

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