This 20 credit degree-level module will develop your knowledge and management skills in the holistic care of infants, children and young people with cardiac abnormalities. You will enhance your ability to understand the implications and consequences of congenital heart disease with reference to psychological signs and symptoms, as well as further developing your assessment skills to recognise the signs of clinical deterioration, allowing you to put appropriate interventions in place.
You will also expand on your ability to manage the care and support for the child and their family from diagnosis through to transfer to adult services or end of life care. Safe, effective ward and high dependency focused nursing care and management will be explored with reference to relevant research and evidence.
This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.
This module is delivered by Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in partnership with Plymouth University.