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NSPE 7270 - Pediatric Critical Care Theory 2

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

Pediatric Critical Care Theory 2 continues to build on the concepts introduced in Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Theory 1. In the previous course students worked 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. In this course students will continue to develop a deeper level of understanding of pediatric pathophysiology, assessment, critical thinking and decision making related to a variety of health challenges experienced by the critically ill child or adolescent. In addition, students will build on the comprehensive assessment strategies and approaches to optimize oxygen supply and demand balance learned in NSPE 7260 to care for the increasingly critically ill child facing serious a health crisis (e.g., acute kidney injury, respiratory failure, cardiac assessment and introduction to ECG interpretation, cardiac arrest and acute gastrointestinal illness). Students will continue to be challenged to make clinical decisions and plan care for selected critically ill individuals. The core concepts of family-centred care, relational practice and inter-professional practice, professionalism, communication, collaboration and partnership are threaded throughout this pediatric critical care course.

Prerequisite(s)

75% in NSPE 7260

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 85363

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

Audrey Barnwell

Course Outline

Cost

$1,166.65

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This is an internet-based NET section. Students must contact the Bookstore to order course materials for this course. 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.
  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 85364

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$587.85

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a CHALLENGE section. Departmental approval is required for this; please contact the Program Head at 604-412-7548.
  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 85977

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 Online

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$356.33

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 regular course 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

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 the course, the student will be able to:

  • Integrate principles of normal growth and development in the care of critically ill pediatric patients experiencing various health challenges.
  • Identify the theoretical concepts of mechanical ventilation and the relationship to supporting and balancing oxygen supply and demand in critically ill pediatric patients.
  • Examine and describe pharmacologic agents commonly used to treat various high-risk health challenges to inform clinical decision making for critically ill pediatric patients.
  • Describe and demonstrate techniques for safe medication administration in pediatric critical care settings for pediatric patients experiencing various health challenges (e.g., acute kidney injury, respiratory failure, cardiac assessment and acute gastrointestinal illness).
  • Use knowledge of unique pediatric anatomy and pathophysiology, clinical presentation and comprehensive renal assessment to critically analyze data, form and prioritize conclusions and plan immediate nursing care to optimize oxygen supply and demand for a pediatric patient experiencing the following; acute kidney injury, acute respiratory failure, acute gastrointestinal illness, acute cardiac illness and cardiac arrest.
  • Demonstrate ability to systematically analyze, interpret and manage basic cardiac dysrhythmias.
  • Interpret multiple sources of information to inform clinical decision making and comprehensively assess the status of the critically ill pediatric patient experiencing various health challenges.
  • Develop communication and collaboration skills in order to establish and maintain partnerships with a multidisciplinary team, families, and pediatric patients with various health challenges.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSPE 7270 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

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