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Critical Care Nursing Clinical 1 NSCC 7420

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This clinical course occurs in an intensive care unit of mixed cardiac care/intensive care unit. Clinical practice experiences build toward independence in providing independent nursing care for stable*, critically ill patients and families experiencing a variety of critical illnesses [e.g. acute coronary syndrome, acute respiratory insufficiency and failure, acute kidney injury, hemodynamic instability (including shock states), acute decompensated heart failure, hypovolemic shock and sepsis]. Specific attention will be given to the unique challenges of caring for chronically critically ill patients, for families of critically ill patients and collaborative practice within the interdisciplinary team. Relevant patients will include those experiencing noninvasive or mechanical ventilation, cardiac and invasive hemodynamic monitoring, common laboratory and diagnostic processes, and active intervention intended to optimize oxygen supply and demand balance. Primary patient issues will be predominantly in one system, with other physiological systems minimally or potentially impacted. Learners also complete a one day Lab related to Cardiac Arrest Management: in team-based high fidelity simulations, learners have an opportunity to apply relevant theory (e.g. ACLS algorithms) and to practice skills required for recognition and intervention for life threatening dysrhythmias. While NSCC 7420 is generally a clinical teacher led course, in unique situations it is possible to complete this course as a preceptorship. [*The stable patient is defined as one with 'potential to change or experiencing gradually evolving changes in condition.*] Please note, learners must be Registered Nurses to take this course. Please note: You must achieve a successful grade to register in the next Critical Care Nursing course, NSCC 7520.

Prerequisite(s)

  • 75% in NSCC 7320
  • Completed clinical application and practicing RN license

Credits

5.0

Cost

$1,496.80

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of NSCC 7420 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 42172

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Thu Dec 15 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 42172
  • $1496.80
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 15 N/A N/A Other
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

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Cost

$1496.80

Important information
  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course requires a completed clinical application and supporting documents prior to registering. The clinical application can be found in the Learning Hub for NSCC 7320. Please contact the Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for a clinical application if you are not currently enrolled in NSCC 7320.
Status

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Independently complete systematic comprehensive assessment of stable (defined as having ‘potential to change or experiencing gradually evolving changes in condition’), critically ill patients including data collected from patients and family, monitoring, and diagnostic processes.
  • Demonstrate independent nursing management of cardiac and invasive hemodynamic monitoring (arterial and central venous pressures).
  • Demonstrate independent nursing management of stable1, critically ill patients experiencing mechanical ventilation.
  • Analyse collected data and form conclusions related to stable1, critically ill patients’ oxygen supply and demand balance and overall condition.
  • Prioritize concerns related to stable1, critically ill patients’ oxygen supply and demand balance.
  • Select, evaluate and provide rationale for therapeutic interventions intended to optimize oxygen supply and demand balance for stable1, critically ill patients.
  • Document and articulate assessment findings, and patient, family and nursing concerns in a systematic and comprehensive manner.
  • Communicate effectively with critically ill patients, family members, and the health care team.
  • Independently make clinical decisions for stable critically ill patients that reflect best practices and family centered care.
  • Independently provide safe, competent & ethical nursing care for stable1 critically ill patients.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with the health care team in planning and provision of care for stable1, critically ill patients and families.
  • Collaborate with nursing colleagues to provide nursing care for family that reflect best practices and family centered-care.
  • Reflect on ethical dimensions of critical care nursing practice.
  • Plan for, and actively engage in professional growth as a critical care nurse.
  • Expand your vision of self as a critical care nurse.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Critical Care Nursing Clinical 1 (NSCC 7420) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Critical Care Nursing Specialty (Combined Critical Care/Emergency Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  2. Critical Care Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  3. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Combined Emergency/Critical Care Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  4. Specialty Nursing (Critical Care - Combined Critical Care/Emergency Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  5. Specialty Nursing (Critical Care - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  6. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Combined Emergency/Critical Care Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time/Distance & Online Learning

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