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Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care

Liverpool John Moores University

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Dip in Paediatric Critical Care (120 credits Level M) PG Cert in Paediatric Critical Care (60 credits Level M) Introduction The European Working Time Directives (EWTD) begin their final implementation phase from August 2007. These directives set strict limits on the maximum number of hours that junior doctors are able to safely work as such, they have important staffing and resource implications within the NHS. In addition, the introduction of Advanced Practitioners is a concept driven by the NHS modernisation agenda as it represents a convergence of three national policy streams (i.e. modernisation, advanced nursing and care for neonates, infants, children and young people). It also signifies a shift from the traditional 'physician only' model of paediatric service delivery and establishes Advanced Practitioners as important players in the delivery of new ways of working to provide consistent and quality critical care services for infants, children and young people. The objective of this clinical Master's programme is the development of Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioners (APNPs) in Paediatric Critical Care that can: 1) Assess, diagnose and manage the wide variety of conditions that present in paediatric critical care settings. 2) Lead the delivery of high quality, evidence-based, advanced nursing services in the current (and complex) service delivery landscape. Modules in the last year of the programme focus on advanced skills in evidenced-based practice, case management of infants, children and adolescents with complex health needs and issues in advanced practice (with a special emphasis on the development and implementation of new roles). The programme places tremendous emphasis on clinical acumen and requires over 500 hours of precepted practice in a variety of critical care settings. In addition, the programme is unique in its integration of research and evidence-based practice in each module (rather than consolidating the research into a large dissertation project).This shift from a traditional MSc educationalstructure operationalises the concepts of modernisation and evidenced-based practice as you will research, evaluate and apply the evidence base to advanced clinical paediatrics from the very first module. Options within the programme include qualifying as an Extended Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (NMC V300 award) or completing a module in advanced paediatric and neonatal ventilatory support. The prescribing module is the only one in the country that applies the NMC V300 content to neonatal and paediatric prescribing practice. Programme Costs Modules within the programme are costed individually and reflect the extensive expertise of the professionals involved in course delivery. Therefore, please contact the Programme Director for specifics regarding stand alone module costs, full programme tuition costs and potential sources of funding. For more information, please contact: Katie Barnes Director - APNP Programme 3rd Floor Kingsway House Hatton Garden Liverpool L3 2AJ Telephone: 0151 231 8169 Email: k.barnes@ljmu.ac.uk Admissions Department Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences 3rd Floor Kingsway House Hatton Garden Liverpool L3 2AJ Telephone: 0151 231 5829 Email: ascadm@ljmu.ac.uk

Dip in Paediatric Critical Care (120 credits Level M) PG Cert in Paediatric Critical Care (60 credits Level M) Introduction The European Working Time Directives (EWTD) begin their final implementation phase from August 2007. These directives set strict limits on the maximum number of hours that junior doctors are able to safely work as such, they have important staffing and resource implications...

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