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NSPE 7260 - Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Theory 1

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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

$1,099.38

Fall 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 44512

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Online

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$1,099.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course section is an internet-based learning section. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials for this section. Course delivery is an online format. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn to access your course.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 45038

Tue Sep 04 - Wed Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 28 Online

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$335.79

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 in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access your 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.

Learning Outcomes

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 Winter 2017

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

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Fall 2018

Books for Fall 2018 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.

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