Intended for those who already have worked in a pediatric acute care setting and are interested in a pediatric critical care focus. One of the main focuses of this course is on the physiologic effects of illness, its treatment, and the nurse’s role in the promotion of health and healing. Within the holistic care of the critically-ill child, emphasis is on assessment, anticipation, early recognition, prevention, and emergency rescue within the context of a family centered multidiciplinary team. Using a case study format, this course addresses the health challenges commonly seen in pediatric critical care settings. Specifically it addresses shock, respiratory failure, ventilation, sepsis, neurologic impairment, non- accidental, trauma, renal failure, DKA and pain management. Each case explores assessment, developmental and family issues.
NSPE 7100 and 1 year of experience in a pediatric acute care setting.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Winter 2012