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NSCC 7520 - Critical Care Nursing Theory 4

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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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)

NSCC 7420

Credits

4.0

Cost

$587.85 - $1,166.65 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2022

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

CRN 84410

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

Andrea Ford

Course Outline

Cost

$1,166.65

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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 84411

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

Andrea Ford

Course Outline

Cost

$356.33

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 84413

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

Andrea Ford

Course Outline

Cost

$587.85

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:

  • 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

NSCC 7520 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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