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NSCC 7420 - Critical Care Nursing Clinical 1

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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

Credits

5.0

Cost

$1,467.35

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 42172

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Dec 10 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 10 Other

Instructor

El Ladha

Course Outline

Cost

$1,467.35

Notes

  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.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 83620

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Other

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$1,467.35

Notes

  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.

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

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)
    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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