COMPLEX CRITICAL CARE NURSING
Not currently offered
Credit points: 20
In this subject students will explore the complexities of caring for a critically ill patient in an intensive care setting. Students will develop cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills related to the use of advanced ventilation strategies, renal replacement therapies, complex hemodynamic monitoring and care of the immuno-compromised patient. Legal and ethical issues confronting nurses who work in ICU, ICU delirium, discharge planning/liaison, cardiac rehabilitation, and transportation of the critically ill will be addressed. Students will be challenged to think in critical ways and demonstrate competency in problem solving.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKathy Tori
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites NSG4CHA, NSG4ECC
Incompatible subjects NSG4COC, NSG4ICC
Special conditions Students must provide evidence of approved health facility access to a minimum of 140-hours of supervised clinical experience that is commensurate with being able to achieve the clinical competencies of this subject.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||ACCCN's critical care nursing||Prescribed||Elliott, D, Aitken, L and Chaboyer, W 2007||MOSBY ELSEVIER, SYDNEY|
|Readings||Thelan's critical care nursing: diagnosis and management||Prescribed||Urden, L, Stacy, K and Lough, M 2006||5TH EDN, MOSBY, ST LOUIS|
|Readings||Management of the mechanically ventilated patient||Recommended||Pierce, L 2006||2ND EDN, SAUNDERS ELSEVIER, ST LOUIS|
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