Critical Care Nursing Introductory Certificate (ICU Level 2) units are capable of providing service to meet the needs of patients who require detailed observation or intervention including support for a failed organ system(s), short-term non-invasive ventilation or post-operative care as defined by Critical Care Services Ontario (CCS).
You will learn post-graduate nursing assessment; evidence-informed nursing interventions; and how to develop collaborative and consultative partnerships with Level 2 ICU clients, their support systems and other health-care practitioners. You will also develop high-level critical thinking, care planning, leadership and professional practice skills.
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This experiential learning course is designed to prepare nurses to provide care to stable critically ill patients in a variety of Ministry-designated Level 2 Critical Care Units (e.g. Step Down Units). Program objectives and content are consistent with the following: - The Canadian Nurses Association, Critical Care Nursing Standards; - The Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses: Standards for Critical Care Nursing Practice, and - The Critical Care Nurse Training Standards Task Group Final Report (Critical Care Secretariat Ministry of Health and Long Term Care) Based on current nursing research students will have an opportunity to examine and critically analyze issues affecting critical care by integrating nursing knowledge and clinical skills practice.
The Level 2 ICU Nursing clinical is 104 hours and must be completed within a 3-month term. Nurses are required to do two shifts weekly following their preceptor's schedule.
Here is the link for Health Clearance requirements Health Clearance which may take three months for you to complete. Once your Health Clearance is completed you may register for the clinical course.
This theoretical course is designed to assist nurses to refine their assessment skills to a higher level in order to obtain data to complete the health history and physical examination of a variety of adult clients. Assessment throughout the lifespan along with cultural and spiritual differences of adult clients will be discussed. The content will focus on culture and diversity, communication and therapeutic nurse or client relationships, safety, interviewing, history-taking, pain and physical and psychosocial assessments. The following systems respiratory, cardiovascular gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, musculoskeletal and neurological will be examined across the lifespan. Emphasis will focus on differentiating normal from abnormal findings to assist the nurse to move appropriately from data collection to nursing diagnosis. Students are expected to take an active role in group discussion, assessment, demonstrations and practice. The learning format will include in-class and online methodologies, such as lectures, reflective practice, case studies, demonstrations and critical discussions.
Why study in our Hybrid courses?
Hands-on learning with instructors and online theory
Practice ‘real scenarios’ in our state-of-the-art labs
Make connections with instructors and peers
for an enriched learning experience
Condensed courses to help fast-track you into your career
Receive regular feedback to improve your skills
Students report high level of confidence after our simulation lab experiences
Why study in our Online Courses?
Easy-to-navigate modules for student-focused learning
14 week courses allow for achievable timelines
Synchronous lessons throughout courses
Instructor available for individual student questions, in a variety of formats
Various assessments such as videos, interactive quizzes
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