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NSPE 7280 - Pediatric Critical Care Theory 3

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Theory 3 continues to build on the concepts introduced in the first two theory courses and introduces students to more complex health concerns. Students will continue to advance their 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 strategies to optimize oxygen supply and demand balance to care for the critically ill child facing serious a health crisis (e.g., trauma, neurological injury, burns, septic shock, congenital cardiac defects, cancer and end of life care). Students will continue to be challenged to make clinical decisions and plan care for selected critically ill individuals. As in all the pediatric critical care courses the concepts of family-centred care, relational practice and inter-professional practice, professionalism, communication, collaboration and partnership are threaded throughout.

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of NSPE 7310 Pediatric Critical Care Preceptorship 1 and 6 months clinical experience in a PICU

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 86420

Tue Jan 04 - Wed Mar 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 23 Online

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$587.85

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. This is a CHALLENGE section. Departmental approval is required for this; please contact the Program Head at 604-412-7548.
  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 86421

Tue Jan 04 - Wed Mar 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 23 Online

Instructor

Michelle Dunphy

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 86480

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. 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 (e.g., trauma, neurological injury, burns, septic shock, congenital cardiac defects, cancer and end of life care).
  • Examine 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 administration of medication commonly used to treat various high-risk health challenges in pediatric critical care settings for pediatric patients experiencing a variety health challenges (e.g., trauma, neurological injury, burns, septic shock, congenital cardiac defects, cancer and end of life care).
  • Identify the theoretical concepts of advanced mechanical ventilation techniques and the relationship to supporting and balancing oxygen supply and demand in critically ill pediatric patients.
  • Use knowledge of unique pediatric anatomy and pathophysiology, clinical presentation and comprehensive neurological 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; traumatic brain injury, traumatic burn injury, sepsis and septic shock, with congenital heart defects and oncological health challenges.
  • Apply principles of ICP assessment and management to the care of a critically ill pediatric patient experiencing traumatic brain injury.
  • Apply the concepts of family centered care and relational practice within the context of end of life care in the pediatric critical care setting.
  • Use communication and collaboration skills in order to establish and maintain partnerships with an inter- professional team, families, and pediatric patients with serious illnesses.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSPE 7280 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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