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NSPE 7270 - Pediatric Critical Care Theory 2

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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

$553.79 - $1,099.21 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are three offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 65309

Mon Apr 09 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Online

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$1,099.21

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is a NET online learning section. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials for this course/section. 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. Program Head approval is required for this section; call 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.

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

In Progress

CRN 65310

Mon Apr 09 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Online

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$553.79

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

CRN 65389

Mon Apr 09 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Online

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$335.62

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is re-registration section. This course section if for students who require an extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only. This course is delivered in an online format. On the first day of class, log int to https://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.

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

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

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 2017

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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Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 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.

Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child
Author Mary Fran Hazinski RN MSN FAAN FAHA FERC
Publisher Elsevier Canada
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32302-040-4
Price $139.95
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