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Introduction

Changes in service need and health care policy have enabled nurses, physiotherapists and doctors to develop new and novel roles, which directly impact on service delivery for children and their families.

Completion of this interprofessional “Paediatric Ventilation” module will enable you to expand your scope of practice and critical thinking within the clinical environment of Paediatric Intensive Care and within the discipline of Paediatric Ventilation. This clinical module is designed to empower you to acquire competence in the management of ventilation in children of all ages within Paediatric Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit areas.

Assessment, diagnosis and management of the ventilated child will be enhanced through the development of skills and knowledge in respiratory pathophysiology, paediatric ventilation strategies and weaning of ventilation. This module will also enable you to advance your critical appraisal and clinical decision-making skills and to take a strategic role in organisational decision-making. By the end of the module you will be enabled to work more autonomously, expanding your role, as appropriate, to optimise the care and management of children and families within your clinical field.

The clinical support of the student learning experience is a collaborative tripartite arrangement between the student, the student’s line manager/ educational supervisor and the mentors. It is anticipated that the line manager/educational supervisor will identify two suitable mentors for you. You will be required to have suitable clinical mentor (Consultant Paediatric Intensivist/ Anaesthetist) and an appropriate professional mentor of the same discipline as yourself ie senior nurse/ physiotherapist or doctor.

Summative course assessment will be by evidence of a learning contract, a folder of practice-based evidence and a written essay at the end of the course.

On completion of the course you will need to negotiate locally to establish how your role will develop.

Delivery mode

Lectures, Practical training, Simulation

Assessment mode

Literature review

Prerequisites

Equivalent professional qualification, Undergraduate degree