Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing
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This unit of study has been designed to explore issues specific to nursing practice in a specialist paediatric intensive care setting. Topics explored in this unit of study include advanced concepts in haemodynamic monitoring, ventilation, analgesia and sedation, management of complex cardiac and neurological patients, renal replacement therapies and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome. The unit of study maintains a focus on the collaborative relationship between the nurse and the family/significant others in providing care to the critically ill infant, child or adolescent.

Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing
Unit of study code 139
Availability Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing

GC single unit of study

Term APRIL, OCTOBER
Pre-requisite The student must be working in an intensive care setting where there is a paediatric case mix
EFTSL 0.125 FTE
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Dixon, M and Crawford, D (Eds) 2012, Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing. Wiley-Blackwell, United Kingdom.
Co-ordinated by Fran Stoddart
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

 

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)

Weighting

(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Evolution of paediatric intensive care a) integrate knowledge of advanced concepts of invasive and non-invasive monitoring into paediatric intensive  care nursing practice Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 2, 7
Theme 2: Haemodynamic monitoring b) rationalise the use of contemporary assessment tools in the nursing management of paediatric intensive care patients Assessment 2: Case analysis (2,000 words) 40% 5
Theme 3: Ventilation c) anticipate changes in the clinical condition of critically ill infants and children and intervene appropriately to prevent complications and optimize outcomes Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 9
Theme 4: Analgesia and sedation d) explain the underlying pathophysiology associated with common presentations in paediatric intensive care patients
Theme 5: Postoperative management of the cardiac surgical infant/child e) evaluate treatment protocols used in the management of critically ill infants and children against current research and evidence based practice
Theme 6: Management of infants/ children with serious neurological insults f) critically reflect on the central role of family and culture when negotiating care for infants and children in the paediatric intensive care environment.
Theme 7: Renal replacement therapies
Theme 8: Multiorgan dysfunction syndrome
Theme 9: Stabilisation & transport

Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing (139) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2019 Non-member price2019 Member price (10% discount)2020 Non-member price2020 Member price (10% discount)
Tier 1$2,165.00$1,948.50$2,230.00$2,007.00
Tier 2$2,475.00$2,227.50$2,550.00$2,295.00
Tier 3$2,915.00$2,623.50$2,995.00$2,695.50
Tier 4$3,475.00$3,127.50$3,580.00$3,222.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.