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PGCert Acute and Critical Care of the Child


Course Description

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.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/pgcert-acute-and-critical-care-of-the-child

Course structure

Part time distance learning. Start date September.

Core modules
-Recognition and management of the acutely ill child
-Enhancing professional practice in children's acute and critical care
-You also take two elective modules.

Assessment: written assignments.

Visit the PGCert Acute and Critical Care of the Child page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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.

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