This course builds on the concepts presented in NSNE 7100, 7200, 7300, 7900 and 7911. This combination theory and clinical course delivers twelve weeks of guided independent study, a workshop, and 40 hours of clinical practice. A case-study format will be used to address the care of infants experiencing life-threatening health challenges, including aspiration, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, sepsis, multiorgan dysfunction, abdominal wall defects, hydrops, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and extremely low birth weight. Treatment modalities such as venous and arterial access, various modes of invasive respiratory support, pharmacological support, and blood products are examined using a developmentally supportive and family-centered care approach.
Combination Theory Clinical course. Clinical hours to take place within term dates. Departmental approval is required for registration in to this course. Please contact the Program Head at 604-451-6387 for approval to register. Contact the BCIT Bookstore to order course materials.
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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, the student will be able to:
Examine the life-threatening health challenges that can lead to multiorgan dysfunction syndrome in infants.
Examine various modes of invasive respiratory support.
Identify various treatment options for caring for infants with life-threatening health challenges.
Explore developmentally supportive and family-centered care within the context of caring for infants with life-threatening health challenges.
Identify and examine pharmacological and non-pharmacological agents commonly used to treat critically ill infants.
Demonstrate safe and competent nursing care of infants experiencing life-threatening health challenges and various modes of invasive respiratory support.
Demonstrate accurate and timely documentation of nursing care.
Practice in accordance with Professional Standards for Registered Nurses.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017
NSNE 7920 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook Of Neonatal Intensive Care
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