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NSPE 7260 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Theory 1

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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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)

BSN completion and 75% or greater in NSPE 7100 Pediatric Nursing Theory 1

Credits

4.0

Cost

$576.44 - $1,143.88 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 65306

Tue Apr 06 - Fri Jun 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 25 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Michelle Dunphy

Course Outline

Cost

$1,143.88

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This is a NET online learning section. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials. This course is offered in an online format. On the first day of the course, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your course. Departmental approval is required prior to registration. Please contact the Program Head at 604-412-7546 for approval.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 65307

Tue Apr 06 - Fri Jun 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 25 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$349.45

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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 into www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your course. Department approval is required for this section. Please contact the Program Head at 604-412-7548 for approval.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 65308

Tue Apr 06 - Fri Jun 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 25 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$576.44

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a CHALLENGE section. Please contact the Program Head at 604-412-7548 for approval to register. Students may need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials for this course/section.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

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

NSPE 7260 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2021

Books for Spring/Summer 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

PT CHALL (DISTANCE ED)

Nursing Care Of The Critically Ill Child
Author Hazinski
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32302-040-4
Price $139.95
Optional

PT ONLINE (DISTANCE ED)

Nursing Care Of The Critically Ill Child
Author Hazinski
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32302-040-4
Price $139.95
Required

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