20 Credits NHS YEAR

Pre-requisites: 120 credits at Level 1

Aims/Description: This module has been produced for nurses and other health care professionals who care for seriously ill patients. Since it is now well recognised that seriously ill patients are cared for in all areas (not just specialist units) the module has been developed for health care professionals from a variety of clinical areas including; intensive care, high dependency care, general medical and surgical wards, A and E, post-anaesthetic areas, renal wards, spinal injuries and so on. It's main intent is to provide the practitioner with the skills and knowledge to enable them to effectively assess and manage a seriously ill patient. An evidence based approach to practice will be applied wherever feasible.

Staff Contact: Tracey Moore
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Nursing and Midwifery):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK