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Intensive Care Nursing 1 (NURS90126)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeNURS90126
Term 3 - Online
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This subject is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge for specialty practice in intensive care. Students will extend their knowledge from Applied Pathophysiology and Foundations in Critical Care Nursing to understand acute and complex illnesses and disease in patients who are critically ill requiring high-technology care management. As well as students gaining essential knowledge to assess, plan, manage and evaluate interventions, students will also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of patient and family perspectives of illness and disease.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students will demonstrate theoretical knowledge and understanding in intensive care nursing by:

  • Integrating core principles covered in the subject and its pre-requisites, Applied Pathophysiology and Foundations of Critical Care Nursing, to further develop specialised patient assessment skills, including identifying and prioritising acute and complex health problems
  • Applying knowledge and skills learnt in the subject to plan and implement evidence-based treatment strategies and nursing interventions in patients requiring highly specialised care
  • Selecting and critically evaluating nursing interventions for patients with acute and complex health problems
  • Reflecting on the psychosocial factors influencing patient outcomes to optimise safety and quality in intensive care

Generic skills

  • Apply a high level of problem solving skills to their area of clinical practice
  • A high level of critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Feel confident when tackling unfamiliar problems
  • A high level of oral and written communication skills

Last updated: 19 July 2019