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NSCC 7320 - Critical Care Nursing Theory 3

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

Learners build knowledge related to supporting oxygen supply and demand balance for critically ill patients by exploring theory of mechanical ventilation, advanced oxygen supply and demand assessment, and management of metabolic and oxygen demand. The remainder of the course focuses on pathophysiology, assessment and management of a variety of 'single-system' critical illnesses presented within narrative cases of patients and families in a variety of critical care settings. Narrative cases focus on acute kidney injury, acute respiratory failure and care of chronically, critically ill patients/family, and hemodynamic instability (including shock states) arising from hypovolemic shock, acute decompensated heart failure, and SIRS/sepsis. The narrative cases also provide context for learners to build understanding of patients' and families' experiences of critical illness, develop clinical decision-making processes that support effective patient and family care, and to build understanding of interprofessional collaborative practice within critical care environments. 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 7420.

Prerequisite(s)

75% in NSCC 7220

Credits

5.0

Cost

$732.56 - $1,456.05 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2022

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 84405

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$1,456.05

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register. Students must purchase the additional e-textbook code through the BCIT Bookstore if not already purchased in a previous Critical Care course.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 84407

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$443.14

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 84408

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$732.56

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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:

  • Explain theoretical concepts used to determine and manage oxygen supply and demand balance for critically ill patients including mechanical ventilation, advanced oxygen supply and demand assessment, and metabolic and oxygen demand.
  • Apply theory of mechanical ventilation, advanced oxygen supply and demand assessment, and metabolic and oxygen demand, to determine and manage oxygen supply and demand balance for critically ill patients.
  • Explain pathophysiology and relevant clinical presentation of patients experiencing selected single system critical illnesses including acute respiratory failure, chronic critical illness, acute kidney injury, hemodynamic instability including shock states, hypovolemic shock, acute decompensated heart failure, and sepsis.
  • Utilize evidence informed guidelines and oxygen supply and demand theory to critically analyze, make decisions, and plan care for patients and families experiencing selected single system critical illness (including acute respiratory failure, chronic critical illness, acute kidney injury, hemodynamic instability including shock states, hypovolemic shock, acute decompensated heart failure, and sepsis).
  • Analyze the contribution of family-centred care and interdisciplinary collaborative practice to effective patient and family care.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSCC 7320 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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