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Intensive care nursing

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This unit of study explores advanced assessment and management of patients requiring intensive care nursing. Topics explored in this unit of study include multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, infection control issues in intensive care, advanced concepts in haemodynamic monitoring, further exploration of mechanical ventilation principles and advanced strategies, advanced cardiac management, management of major trauma and renal replacement therapies.

Intensive Care Nursing

Unit of study code

070

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing

PG Single Unit of Study

Term

JANUARY, JULY

Pre-requisite

Single unit of study only available for graduates of Critical Care Nursing or equivalent

Fee*

Tier 1

Prescribed texts: Nil

Co-ordinated by: Annesa Conte MACN

Content

 

Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

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

Assessment Tasks

Type of assessment

Not the completed assessment item. E.g. Assessment 1. Online discussion 

Weighting

(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Multi organ dysfunction syndrome

a) Explain the pathophysiology of multi organ dysfunction  and discuss contemporary nursing management strategies

Assessment 1 Online discussions  x 2

10%

3,10

Theme 2: Mechanical ventilation

 

b) Examine the principles of mechanical ventilation and analyse appropriate strategies available for critically ill patients

Assessment 2 Case analysis (2000 words)

40%

5

Theme 3: Advanced concepts in invasive monitoring

c) Critically analyse monitoring techniques used in critical care and interpret the results to determine optimal patient outcomes

Assessment 3 Case analysis (2500 words)

50%

9

Theme 4: Infection prevention and control

 

d) Integrate knowledge of infection control principles and practice in the management of critically ill patients

 

 

 

Theme 5: Advanced cardiac management

 

e) Discuss the principles and management strategies of the patient with cardiac supportive devices by integrating current evidence based practice

 

 

 

Theme 6: Extra corporeal support

 

f) Evaluate the use of extracorporeal support therapies by critiquing current literature

 

 

 

Theme 7: Management of major trauma

 

g) Analyse the intensive care nursing management of patients with major systems injury or trauma

 

 

 

Theme 8: Transfer of the critically ill

 

h) Examine the principles of transport of the critically ill patient in relation to current literature

 

 

 

Units commencing or have commenced in 2017

TiersPrice
Tier 1$2,035
Tier 2$2,345
Tier 3$2,725
Tier 4$3,275

Units commencing in 2018

TiersPrice
Tier 1$2,100
Tier 2$2,420
Tier 3$2,800
Tier 4$3,375

*Fees are subject to change without notice.