You study disease processes including altered physiology of respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, renal/metabolic and immune systems, during the acute illness phase. This will include: -Pain management. -Alternative airway management and principles of stabilisation. -Techniques and specialist care relating to conditions which require critical and intensive care nursing.
You also explore the role of the multi-disciplinary team, including breaking bad news, sibling and family care and palliative care. In addition, you cover ethical concerns and the legal implications of nursing children in acute and critical care situations, alongside stress management and professional development issues.
Typically one of the following: a first degree with honours or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field. Typically a minimum of 12 months work experience caring for children and families within the acute or critical care setting is also required. If English is not your first language you will require an IELTs score of 6.5 or above.
Recipient: Sheffield Hallam University
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