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Neurologic Emergencies

Level 6

This module is part of a named two module award specifically for neurosciences it will prepare you for dealing with potential life-threatening neurologic emergencies.

You'll be taught by experienced staff with a clinical knowledge base focused on neurologic emergencies, enhancing your specialist knowledge and skills to develop competency in caring for these patients.

This 20 credit level 6 module is part of the Advanced Certificate Acute and Ongoing Care (Neurosciences) or can be used as part of the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice. It may also be used for CPD purposes.

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Course overview

Neurologic emergencies may be potentially life-threatening therefore the practitioner must be able to recognise such emergencies and take appropriate actions.

The aim of this module is to focus on enhancing specialist knowledge and skills to develop competency in caring for patients with neurologic emergencies.

You may encounter a patient with a neurologic emergency in almost any setting:

  • acute environment
  • neurosurgical or neuro medical or neurorehabilitation ward, or in a critical care setting
  • acute stroke unit or a medical ward
  • the emergency department or as a paramedic - this module is flexible enough for you to meet your needs to care for and manage patients with neurologic emergencies

Programme outline

  • Enhancing neuroscience practice
  • Assessment and management of neurologic emergencies
  • Acute infections of the nervous system
  • Acute neuro medical disorders
  • Cerebral trauma
  • Raised intracranial pressure
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Seizure activity
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Neuroendocrine dysfunction
  • Spinal emergencies

Attendance: Part-time
Delivery: Blended
Duration: 9 days over 1 year
Campus: Preston
Module code: NU3092
Start Date: September

Entry requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be registered health professionals
  • Be currently working in an acute neuro-surgical ward, acute neuro-medical ward, neuro-rehabilitation setting or critical care with exposure to neuro patients
  • Have studied to level 6 before
  • Have six months of work experience in an acute neuro-surgical ward, acute neuro-medical ward, neuro-rehabilitation setting or critical care with exposure to neuro patients
  • Be qualified for at least 2 years
  • Have the support of their manager in practice
  • Be able to demonstrate engagement throughout studies to the course leader

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This course is based in the School of Nursing located in the Faculty of Health and Care

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