Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing/MSc in Intensive Therapy Nursing (Beaumont Hospital)
(NFQ Level 9 Major Award)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Intensive Care) offers the student the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, experience and clinical expertise in the challenging and dynamic environment that is critical care. The role of the nurse as clinician, patient advocate, researcher, educator and innovator are all developed to meet the multiple and complex needs of the patient with critical illness. The programme takes place over one year and uses a blended learning approach to the delivery of theoretical content. Assessment is carried out using a combination of written and practical assignments.
On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
Critically discuss, evaluate & demonstrate the management of patients who require advanced cardiac life support.
Critically evaluate the inter facility and inter / intra hospital transportation of critically ill patients.
Critically evaluate and demonstrate the holistic assessment of the patient presenting with organ failure
Critically explore the aetiology and path physiology of organ failure in critical illness
Critically evaluate and demonstrate nursing practice & interventions in the management of critically ill patients.
Critically evaluate the nursing management of critically ill patients post major surgery.