Acute & Critical Care Level 7 Module
Tuesday 21 January 2020 - Tuesday 7 July 2020
Nursing, Ambulance Service, Operating Department
21st January 2020
Acute, Critical, Emergency & Urgent Care
This module is available as a Health CPD credit only module or can be taken as part of the Advanced Professional Practice programme. For further information on the Advanced Professional Practice programme please visit https://www.uea.ac.uk/health-sciences/postgraduate-taught-degrees
Acute and critical illness are increasingly prevalent in healthcare, requiring effective identification, management and care. This module provides the experienced registered health care professional, working in an area of acute or critical care, with the in-depth theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to competently assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of those in critical illness. You will develop a greater understanding of the importance of patient assessment, enhancing your ability to practice as a competent and informed practitioner in acute and critical care. This module provides the essential content for the completion of the critical care competencies steps 1 and 2. In order to undertake this module, you must work in an area of acute or critical care and you must be a registered health care professional with access to a medical mentor.
Is this course for me?
Registered Health Care Professional, registered nurse, paramedic or ODP who must: work with critically ill patients and have access to a clinical mentor. Support from employing organization is required. 2 years post registration experience in relevant field and demonstrate the ability to study at the level applied for.
What will I learn?
Develop, demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the early recognition and management of clinical deterioration, critical illness and those at risk of decline within a critical care context; demonstrate critically evaluate relevant theory and data to make judgements and achieve solutions. Develop, demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills necessary to undertake comprehensive and appropriate patient assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation relevant to working in a critical care context; demonstrate critically evaluate relevant theory and data to facilitate decision making in complex and unpredictable contexts. Develop, demonstrate and apply comprehensive understanding of anatomical, physiological, psychological and sociological factors relevant to patient assessment in the context of critical care; demonstrate critically evaluate relevant theory and practice. Develop, demonstrate and apply comprehensive knowledge and skills necessary to accurately examine, monitor, measure and interpret clinical data, informing effective clinical decision making; demonstrate critically evaluate relevant theory and practice. Work collaboratively with others to ensure safe and effective evidence based care with appropriate escalation of care when clinically necessary, demonstrate critical awareness of own role; demonstrate critically evaluate relevant theory and practice to facilitate decision making in complex and unpredictable contexts. Develop, demonstrate and apply comprehensive knowledge of the professional, legal and ethical considerations relevant to a critical care context, recognise own role limitations; demonstrate critically evaluate relevant theory and practice. Develop, demonstrate and apply enhanced communication and consultation skills in relation to caring for adults and their families; demonstrate critically evaluate relevant theory and practice. Demonstrate contemporary knowledge of clinical interventions and pharmaceutical therapies relevant to own clinical area; demonstrate critically evaluate relevant theory and practice.
How will I learn?
Face to face learning
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