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Critical Care Nursing Theory 4 NSCC 7520

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Learners expand their understanding of critical care nursing practice by exploring ethical dimensions of critical care nursing practice, including moral distress, medical futility, participation in ethical decision-making, and end-of-life decision-making and patient/family care. These concepts are applied within narrative cases of patients/families experiencing complex, critical illness. Narrative cases also provide an opportunity for learners to explore pathophysiology, assessment and management related to patients and families experiencing multitrauma (including initial management of spinal cord injury), traumatic brain injury, stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage, complex critical illness (sepsis) including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), hepatic insufficiency, and fluid/electrolyte/acid-base imbalances. As learners follow the stories of these patients, they continue to build understanding of patients' and families' experiences of critical illness, of interprofessional collaborative practice and ethical nursing practice within critical care environments, and develop clinical decision-making processes that support effective patient and family care. Finally, learners will complete a module related to a patient experiencing one of the following critical illnesses: multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, cardiogenic shock, cardiac surgery, surgery and post-anesthesia, or explore critical care nursing in rural or community settings. Please note, learners must be Registered Nurses to take this course. Please note: You must achieve 75% or greater to register in the next Critical Care Nursing course, NSCC 7620.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

Cost

$363.53 - $1,190.05 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are three offerings of NSCC 7520 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 42193

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 42193
  • $599.68
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

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Cost

$599.68

Important information
  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This is a challenge section designed for learners who have previous ICU or Critical Care Nursing experience and wish to challenge the course by writing the challenge exam. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.
Status

CRN 42195

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 42195
  • $1190.05
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

View

Cost

$1190.05

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.
Status

CRN 42197

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 42197
  • $363.53
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

View

Cost

$363.53

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Re-registration is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.
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:

  • Discuss ethical dimensions of critical care nursing practice including moral distress, medical futility, ethical decision-making, and end-of-life care and decision-making.
  • Explain pathophysiology and relevant clinical presentation of patients experiencing complex, multi-system critical illness, including neurological impairment (stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury), multi-trauma (spinal injury), and complex critical illness (acute respiratory distress syndrome, hepatic insufficiency, and fluid/electrolyte/ acid-base imbalances).
  • Use relevant pathophysiology, evidence informed guidelines and oxygen supply and demand theory to critically analyze, make decisions, and plan care for patients and families experiencing complex, multi-system critical illness, including neurological impairment (stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury), multi-trauma (spinal injury), and complex critical illness (acute respiratory distress syndrome, hepatic insufficiency, and fluid/electrolyte/ acid-base imbalances).
  • Explain pathophysiology and relevant clinical presentation of patients experiencing ONE of the following:
    • multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS),
    • cardiac surgery (CABG and valve surgery),
    • cardiogenic shock and selected cardiac concepts,
    • critical illness in a community/rural ICU setting,
    • anesthesia and post-anesthesia recovery.
  • Use relevant pathophysiology, evidence informed guidelines and oxygen supply and demand theory to critically analyze, make decisions, and plan care for patients and families experiencing ONE of the following:
    • multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS),
    • cardiac surgery (CABG and valve surgery),
    • cardiogenic shock and selected cardiac concepts,
    • critical illness in a community/rural ICU setting,
    • anesthesia and post-anesthesia recovery.
  • Appraise the contribution of family-centred care and interdisciplinary collaborative practice to effective patient and family care.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Critical Care Nursing Theory 4 (NSCC 7520) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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