Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Beaumont Hospital)
(NFQ Level 9 Major Award)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency) run in conjunction with Beaumont Hospital is a year-long course that offers the student the opportunity to work and learn in this dynamic and ever changing environment. As a student on this programme, you will gain experience of caring for patients with a variety of complex needs and have the opportunity to work alongside our ANPs in services such as Rapid Access Treatment Service (RATS), Minor Assessment Treatment (MATU) and chest pain.
In addition to this, as we are a national referral centre, you will also gain knowledge and experience in caring for patients with specialist needs such as neurosurgery, neurology (interventional radiology), ENT, renal, vascular and urology, and have ample opportunity to learn from experts in these fields.
On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
Critically evaluate the holistic assessment of the patient and family who present to the Emergency Department in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Critically explore the nursing management of patients with acute psychiatric disorders and alcohol related illness in the emergency department.
Critically discuss the ongoing management & nursing interventions of patients with specific acute surgical illness.
Critically evaluate the role of the nurse and the MDT in the provision of advanced trauma life support.
Critically evaluate the nursing management of patients with medical and cardiac illness.
Critically evaluate the role of the nurse in the management of patients who require advanced airway management and advanced cardiac life support.