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Specialty Short Course in Critical Care Nursing

Critical Care - Specialty Short Course for Professional Development

About the Course

The primary aim of this course is to provide the Registered Nurse with advanced clinical knowledge to understand and confidently manage nursing care of critically ill patient as part of a healthcare team. The course is aimed at Registered Nurses who are working in an acute care hospital setting, or who have an interest in gaining an introduction to acute care as a potential future career prospect or to broaden and increase their nursing knowledge.


This course is open to all nurses in Australia or overseas

Topics included

  • Introduction to critical care nursing
  • Safety and quality in critical care
  • Assessment in critical care
  • Care of the critically ill with neurological disorders
  • Care of the critically ill with pulmonary disorders
  • Care of the critically ill with cardiac disorders
  • Care of the critically ill with gastrointestinal disorders
  • Care of the critically ill with renal and genitourinary disorders
  • Care of the critically ill with endocrine disorders
  • Care of the critically ill with burns & trauma

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the principles and scope of critical care nursing
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues relevant to critical care nursing
  • Describe safety and quality issues presented in critical care
  • Describe the advanced assessment skills required for nursing practice in critical care
  • Describe the pathophysiology, care and management of disorders encountered in critical care
  • Discuss the role of technology in the management and care of the critically ill patient
  • Develop knowledge, problem solving ability and aptitude for the safe and effective practice of nursing in critical care
  • Understand the emotional and spiritual support required for the critically ill patient and their family

On successful completion of course, students will receive a certificate of completion and 40 CPD hours

* Students are advised to reconfirm their CPD hours depending on country of registration.


AUD $900.00

Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

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