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Intermediate Care Area Nursing Course

Course Reference Number: CRS-N-0022322

Intermediate Care Area (ICA) nursing deal with complex conditions and medically unstable patients. Thus, Intermediate Care Area nurses are often in high stress situations, which demands complex assessments, intensity patient treatment and continuous vigilance.


This course aims to equip nurses with the essential knowledge and skills to deliver care effectively and efficiently in the Intermediate Care Area, so as to provide safe, holistic and quality care to patients.


At this course, participants will learn to:

  • Discuss the role and responsibilities of Registered Nurses in the ICA

  • Discuss the nursing management of patient with pneumonia, status asthmaticus and chronic obstructive lung diseases

  • Discuss the nursing care of patient with respiratory support devices and artificial airway

  • Discuss the nursing care of patient with intra - pleural drainage

  • Outline the essential respiratory assessment and monitoring of patient in ICA

  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret arterial blood gases result

  • Discuss the nursing management of patient with acute myocardial infarction and cardiac failure

  • Discuss the importance of haemodynamic monitoring

  • Explain the basic principles in continuous ECG monitoring

  • Recognize the basic arrhythmias in ECG

  • Discuss the nursing management of patient with head trauma, stroke, diabetic insipidus and increased intracranial pressure

  • Discuss the nursing management of shock, diabetic ketoacidosis and upper bleeding gastrointestinal tract

  • Discuss the nursing care of patient with access for renal therapies

  • Discuss the specific post-operative care of patient in ICA

  • Discuss the nursing role and responsibility during resuscitation

  • Outline the nutritional management of patient in ICA

  • Outline the pain management of patient in ICA

  • Discuss the nursing responsibility in the use of inotropic and sedative drugs and neuromuscular blocking agents

  • State the infection control issues in ICA

  • Demonstrate the ability in:

      •  Operating portable oxygen transporter (oxylog)
      • Management of central venous line
      • Management of arterial line
      • Administration of patient control analgesia
      • Performing conscious level charting


Target Audience

Registered Nurses


Dates

22 to 29 April 2019
18 to 25 November 2019


Duration

6 Days (8am to 5pm)


Mode of Training

Classroom / Workshop


Venue

SingHealth Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing

20 College Road, Academia

Singapore 169856


Course Fees
Singaporean  / Singapore PR
Course Fee before Assessment Fee$703.20
Assessment Fee$14.00
Course fee with Assessment Fee$717.20
SkillsFuture Funding$492.24
Nett Course Fee$224.96
GST Payable$15.75
Nett Course Fee ( with GST)$240.71
Foreigner
Nett Course Fee$717.20
GST Payable$50.20
Nett Course Fee ( with GST)$767.40

*Course fee is subject to change.
*Funding Validity Period: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020


Registration 

Please contact ian@sgh.com.sg for enquiries and registration.


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