This course aims to facilitate the registered adult nurse in developing a critical, holistic, and systematic understanding of and approach to adult critical care, which describes when patients need 24-hour care. This is also sometimes called intensive care unit nursing, or ICU nursing. This course covers care of the individual critically ill adult; the wider implications of care interventions for the critical care unit; their own professional development within adult critical care; and principles of service improvement and advanced research within the context of the provision adult critical care services. You will develop your applied knowledge and understanding of a range of topics relevant to caring for the critically ill adult patient. This will include consideration of the relevant anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, aetiology, assessment, therapeutic interventions, psychological implications and nursing care.
How to apply
You must be currently registered as an adult nurse on the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register. You will usually be sponsored by an NHS Trust or equivalent employer. If self-funding you must be working in a Critical Care unit and have the agreement of the unit senior nurse that you will be provided with the necessary support in practice to complete the course. You must have previously completed a degree in nursing or related topic. This may be an honours or non-honours degree. You must be working in a Critical Care unit and have a minimum of 12-months experience in Critical Care at the start of the course. You must have completed Step 1 of the National Competency Framework for Critical Care Nursing (CC3N, 2015), by the start of the course.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course