Semester 2 - Off Campus
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This subject is designed to consolidate and extend on the understanding of theoretical aspects of specialty nursing in the paediatric intensive care setting. It builds on the knowledge and skills learnt in Paediatric Intensive Care 1 and expands the student's knowledge with regard to the range of patients, the complexity of disease processes, treatments (including pharmacology), symptom management, and subsequent nursing assessments, interventions and supporting technical skills relevant to individual intensive care practice settings. There is a continued emphasis on scientific principles and research evidence underpinning specialty nursing practice and further developing of skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, rational inquiry and
self-directed learning to solve patient management problems encountered in specific intensive care environments.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of this subject the student should have:
- The ability to understand the theoretical content covered within the subject to develop new knowledge that supports safe practice in the acute and intensive care setting.
- The ability to understand and evaluate specialised interventions as described in the theoretical content to provide a foundation for participating in the delivery of care in the acute and intensive care setting;
- The capacity to use skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, rational inquiry and self-directed learning to apply knowledge learnt in the subject to acute and intensive care nursing clinical practice;
- An understanding of the changing knowledge base in the specialist area;
- The ability to apply scientific knowledge to understand skills and techniques applicable to the specialist area.
- A capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in oral and written modes of communication.
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
- the capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation;
- critical thinking and analytical skills;
- an openness to new ideas;
- the ability to communicate knowledge through web based activities.
- the ability to apply scientific principles to their clinical practice;
Last updated: 6 December 2019