This 40 credit degree-level module will enable you to develop the ability to respond to the challenges within the cardiothoracic setting through the promotion of current evidence based practice, delivering a high standard of quality care. You will also build on your knowledge and skills by integrating theory and practice into your role.
The content of this module will include:
anatomy and physiology
- aetiology of the disease process with identification of
risk factors and preoperative interventions
- a multidisciplinary team approach in
caring for a cardiothoracic patient
- insight into cardiothoracic surgery
- post-operative care including principles of chest drain management, pain
management, non-invasive respiratory support and basic blood gas analysis
- nutritional support and rehabilitation
- physiotherapy and chest x-ray
interpretation and open chest simulation
- current cardiothoracic research
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 Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust in partnership with Plymouth University.