Post Basic in Intensive Care Nursing

Overview

The Post Basic in Critical Care Nursing Programme in IMC prepares registered nurses to work with the critically ill patients in settings such as medical, surgical, intermediate, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.

The programme covers the whole spectrum of skill, knowledge, and attitudes utilized by practitioners in any setting. This programme prepares registered nurses to work with the critically ill patients in settings such as medical, surgical, intermediate, neonatal and paediatric intensive care units.

 

Key Facts
Post Basic in ICN Total Duration Commencement
6 months (Full-time) April and October

Programme Structure

The course is designed to enable the student to further develop critical thinking skills, assessment skills and application of the nursing process to patients in an ICU environment. The theory consists of psychosocial content, advanced physiology and pathophysiology of the following body systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, renal, gastrointestinal and endocrine. The focus is on the knowledge, integration and application of major intensive care nursing concepts and theories to critically ill patients.

 

Laboratory Practice

Focuses on the acquisition of selected simulated skills associated with the nursing care of critically ill patients.

 

Clinical Practice

The buddied clinical practice experience is designed to enable the student to develop and apply in-depth assessments to critically ill patients. In an ICU environment, the student will apply critical care knowledge, skills, critical thinking and decision making to patients. Students who choose the Neonatal/Pediatric Stream will integrate core theory with concurrent classroom and clinical experiences in both neonatal and pediatric ICU. Each clinical rotation has student buddied with an expert staff nurse and supported by the clinical instructor to facilitate learning and the application of knowledge.

 

Specialised Orientation

Following the successful completion of Core-Theory, Laboratory Practice, and the Buddied Clinical Practice, the student will be provided with a Specialized Orientation specific for their area of employment. The specialized orientation provides the student with additional knowledge and skills to make a smooth transition into their clinical ICU environment. This specialized orientation will include classroom, advanced skills lab and clinical experience guided by a preceptor. The student will focus on the application of advanced knowledge, critical thinking and decision making to provide high quality care to critically ill patients. To provide ongoing learning and support, the student will be assigned a preceptor who will work the same 8-hour days/evenings, 8-hour days/nights or 12- hour days/nights rotation. The student will work independently and be assigned their own patient(s) with the clinical supports in place to build their skills from the basic to more complex critically ill patients. During the specialized orientation, the student will be facilitated in the ICU clinical environment by the Manager, Clinical Resource Nurse, Critical Care Clinical Education Instructors, and Preceptors.

 

SEMESTER 1
Subjects
Management of client with Respiratory disorder
Management of client with Cardiovascular disorder
Management of client with Renal disorder
Management of client with trauma
Ethical and Medical legal issues in Intensive Care Unit
SEMESTER 2
Management of client with Central Nervous disorder
Management of critically ill paediatric client
Management of client with haemopoeitic disorder
Management of client with Immunology disorder
Management of client with Alimentary disorder
Management of client with Endocrine disorder
Handling of Intensive Care equipments