Anaesthetic Care Advanced University Diploma

Location Royal Stoke University Hospital
Duration 1 Year
Course start September
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Course outline

This course offers an exciting opportunity for theatre and critical care nurses to develop skills and knowledge in anaesthetic care. It is delivered over one academic year in association with NHS Trusts across Staffordshire and Shropshire.

The course content is delivered via workshops focusing on key aspects of anaesthetic care (for example: Anaesthetic Equipment, Patient Monitoring, Pharmacology, Haemodynamic Monitoring, Intercurrent Disease, Clinical Emergencies. Workshops will be supported by material accessed through Blackboard, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. Students will contribute to discussion forums around workshop themes to enhance their development.

The course is supported by a substantive period of practice-based development and assessment. An essential part of the course is the ability to meet clinical competencies to comply with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland’s guidelines on the anaesthesia team.

Course content

The course content is delivered via six workshops focusing on key aspects of Anaesthetic Equipment, Patient Monitoring, Pharmacology, Haemodynamic Monitoring, Intercurrent Disease and Clinical Emergencies. Workshops will be supported by material accessed through Blackboard, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. Students will contribute to discussion forums around workshop themes to enhance their development.

Further study: This course can be used as a stand-alone qualification or may contribute 60-credits to a degree pathway. Please see information on the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Contemporary Health Care for further information about our degree pathway.

Entry requirements

You will be a registered nurse currently working in the operating department or associated critical care area. To meet the clinical elements of the course, you will be required to attend supervised and assessed placements in anaesthetic practice for the duration of the course.

Graduate destinations

Students completing this course are deemed competent to support anaesthetists and provide anaesthetic care to patients in a range of clinical environments. Your scope of practice will have been extended to support practice in both anaesthetic and recovery areas of the operating department.

Contact

Enquiries Team
Cadman Information Point
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2DE
United Kingdom
t: +44(0)1782 294400
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