University of Technology Sydney

090024 Professional Practice in Critical Care

6cp; 3 x 1.5- 2hrs (online, e.g. zoom), 15-20 hours per week (self-directed study and participation in module activities); availability: online coursework degrees students only
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This subject aims to further develop students’ understanding and application of core critical care concepts in the Australian context including: situational awareness, clinical leadership, cultural capability and moral courage, across a variety of problem and case-based scenarios. Students reflect upon and analyse their clinical decision-making skills and ability to adapt their own behaviour to respond effectively in rapidly changing clinical environments. Drawing upon a range of professional and ethico-legal concepts, students develop the requisite communications skills to engage with confidence in the difficult conversations often experienced in the critical care setting. A range of contemporary challenges including violence in healthcare, organ and tissue donation, withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment and self-care are also examined.

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