Intensive care patient management


Intensive care patient management

This module aims to educate nurses to manage the complex needs of and care for the adult intensive care patient. It will explore the management of complex level 3 patients’ conditions using current evidence base and patient-centered care.

It is a requirement to undertake this module alongside or following completion of the undergraduate Intensive care patient assessment module.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Appraise ethical issues involved in the care of adult intensive care patient.
  2. Select and review the current research and evidence base when managing adult intensive care patient.
  3. Propose and select the appropriate range of services needed to provide effective, integrated and high quality care for adult intensive care patients.
  4. Evaluate communication and critically appraise the relationship between patients/relatives/visitors in order to promote participation in decision making and care planning of adult intensive care patients.
  5. Interact effectively with the interdisciplinary team to provide collaborative care adult intensive care patient within the tertiary, secondary and through to primary healthcare setting.
  6. Critically examine the professional role, attitudes, values, beliefs and ethical issues when caring for adult intensive care patients and their families.
  7. Evaluate sources of information and use information technology that aids management of care.


Who is the module for? Particpants should be:

  • Working within an intensive care unit
  • Able to participate in the planning and delivery of care to critically ill patients in clinical practice
  • Able to complete all practice competencies within their own clinical areas

Module code: HP6010Y

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Assessment: Essay and 10 practice competencies

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 days

Module dates:*
(9.30am – 4.30pm)

  • 3, 17, 31 May, 14, 28 June, 12, 26 July, 9, 23 August, 6 September 2017
  • 4, 18 October, 1, 15, 29 November, 13 December 2017, 3, 17, 31 January, 14 February 2018
  • 4, 18 April, 2, 16, 30 May, 13, 27 June, 11, 25 July, 8 August 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leadersRachel Bowater (nee Cowlishaw) and Johannes Mellinghoff

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.