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Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Theory 1 NSPE 7260

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course introduces the unique and highly specialized area of pediatric critical care nursing. Building on the concepts presented in Pediatric Nursing Theory 1, students work through advanced, complex chronic and acute pediatric critical care patient presentations, while considering children’s growth and development stages and the unique physiology of the different pediatric age groups. Students will continue to develop a deeper level of understanding of pediatric pathophysiology, assessment, and decision making related to a variety of health challenges experienced by the critically ill child or adolescent. In addition, students will explore further comprehensive assessment strategies (e.g., hemodynamic monitoring, arterial blood gas analysis, stress response and neurologic assessment) and strategies employed to optimize oxygen supply and demand balance in the critically ill pediatric patient (e.g., CPAP/BiPAP, haemodynamic monitoring, pain and sedation assessment, and fluid management).Finally students will be challenged to make clinical decisions and plan care for selected critically ill individuals. Family-centred care, relational practice and inter-professional practice, professionalism, communication, collaboration and partnership are core concepts threaded throughout this and all subsequent pediatric critical care courses.

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 two offerings of NSPE 7260 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 44512

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44512
  • $1190.05
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Audrey Barnwell

Course outline

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Cost

$1190.05

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This course section is an internet-based learning section. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials for this section. Course delivery is an online format. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn to access your course.
Status

CRN 45038

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 45038
  • $363.53
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course outline

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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. This is a Re-registration section for students who did not complete the NET online learning section in the previous term and need a one-time extension to complete. This course is delivered in an online format. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your course.
Status

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the context of pediatric critical care nursing practice and recognize the unique experience of the critically ill pediatric patient and their family.
  • Apply the concepts of family centered care and relational practice within the context of pediatric critical care settings.
  • Describe the role of inter-professional collaborative practice within pediatric critical care contexts.
  • Identify the unique anatomical and physiological characteristics of various pediatric body systems.
  • Integrate principles of normal growth and development in the care of critically ill pediatric patient experiencing various health challenges.
  • Describe the concepts of oxygen supply and demand during the care of the critically ill pediatric patient.
  • Interpret multiple sources of information to comprehensively assess the status of the critically ill pediatric patient and inform clinical decision making.
  • Incorporate information gained from systematic blood gas analysis into comprehensive assessment of the critically ill pediatric patient.
  • Identify the principles of invasive hemodynamic monitoring.
  • Integrate hemodynamic assessment data into comprehensive assessment of critically ill pediatric patient.
  • Determine age-appropriate pain assessment strategies, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management techniques.
  • Describe and demonstrate techniques for safe medication administration in pediatric critical care settings.
  • Describe and identify the concepts of non-invasive ventilation of the critically ill pediatric patient.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Theory 1 (NSPE 7260) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Pediatric Nursing Specialty (Critical Care Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Specialty Nursing (Pediatric - Critical Care Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time

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