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Students must have a current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory namely Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Perspective students must be working for a minimum of 18 hours / week in a clinical practise area where the assessment & management of level 3 critical care patients takes places in order to meet the learning outcomes of the module
They are required to be supported by their designated line manager
Be able to satisfy the Course Leader that you are competent to pursue the course programme.
To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: | 2019/20.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
Assessment of critical care patients
Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal and integumentary systems
Evidence base underpinning specific monitoring techniques.
Care management of critical care patients
Management of patient care requiring respiratory support.
Invasive and non- invasive respiratory support.
Renal replacement therapies and support
Management of patient care requiring renal support.
Sepsis and cardiovascular support
Management of patient care requiring cardiovascular support.
Inotropic therapy, invasive and non- invasive cardiac output monitoring.
Management of patient care requiring nutritional support
Assessment will be through written examination, theoretical assignments and clinical competencies.
The aims of this courses are:
To meet the needs of professional health care practitioners from various care environments to explore, develop and extend their understanding and application of knowledge of the critically ill in order to enhance their clinical practice and enhance patient care.
National Critical Care Networks (CC3N)
National Standards for Critical Care Nurse Education
National Competency Framework for Critical Care Nurses.
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You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839