Module - Introduction to Critical Care Science (SPS101)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Observe and assist in capnography (CO2) monitoring and invasive pressure monitoring and discuss the principles and place of bedside monitoring, including the hazards of inappropriate monitoring, misuse of alarms and principles of disconnection monitors with your training officer.
- Observe a range of routine procedures in Critical Care Science and critically evaluate how these investigations contribute to the diagnosis, management and care of patients, considering the range of needs of people with disabilities within a typical care pathway for patients with common cardiac diseases.
- Work with a critical care clinical scientist or equivalent and describe the role of the critical care scientist in the care of the acutely ill patient and the wider role within the clinical team.
- Attend a range of theatre sessions where critically ill patients are treated and reflect on the essential services and the relevant safety systems in place throughout critical care and theatre.
- Attend a multidisciplinary meeting and reflect on the way the multidisciplinary team contributes to the care of patients with disorders of the cardiovascular system.