What you study
The module addresses the complex care required by critically ill patients enabling you to develop your evidence-based knowledge and skills to support effective clinical decision-making. There is emphasis on safely and effectively integrating knowledge and evidence to support clinical decision-making.
How you learn
Due to restrictions on group sizes, this module for October 2020 is delivered online. You work through a mix of online interactive seminars and sessions. The sessions are based on case studies and scenarios, and encourage you as a multidisciplinary practitioner to enhance your individual learning needs, while networking and extending your knowledge and practice base. You use the University’s virtual learning environment e-learning@tees.
In the interactive sessions, you share experiences with professionals from a variety of other acute and critical care areas. You identify your own learning needs and undertake self-directed study through e-learning@tees with workbooks and pre-seminar reading.
How you are assessed
You undertake a formative self-assessed mock exam prior to your summative assessment.
Your summative assessment consists of two components:
• Component 1 (100%) is a seen scenario-based exam (after the completion of the taught sessions.) Assessment is at level 7.
• Component 2 (pass/fail) is completion of the Critical Care Nurse Education Review Forum National Competency Framework Step 2
You are required to complete all step 2 competencies within 6 months.
Teesside University /Darlington campus
Applicants require a minimum of one year’s experience in a critical care area. You must also have completed all of Step 1 of the National Competency Framework for Critical Care and you must state this on your application.
You should also have completed Transfer for Training or plan to complete it within a year.
Assessors supporting a nurse on this module should be a competent critical care nurse from your clinical area as identified by the Critical Care Nurse Education Review Forum.