As a specialist nurse in intensive care, you are responsible for the care of critically ill patients of various ages. You are observing and assessing patients' vital signs and performs nursing and medical procedures. As a specialist nurse specializing in intensive care, you have attained the knowledge and skills necessary for independent personal services.
In collaboration with patients, relatives and staff identify health needs and draw up care plan, manage and evaluate nursing interventions. You assess and manage complex issues, situations, and are involved in and carrying out examinations and treatments including terminal care. You have good knowledge of the scientific basis and have a good understanding of current research and improving knowledge.
Your specialist nursing leading to a vocational qualification at advanced level and may also involve a master's degree, which is reached after a full academic year. The program is implemented as distance learning and are conducted by full-time study. Distance learning is a form of teaching where they study both individually and igrupp. Course elements that are suitable for distance education are implemented through the web and some lessons, such as practical elements of patient cases in the form of simulation and some exams, takes the right to be present in the catalog. We estimate that there are approximately four meetings during each semester on campus in Luleå. Prior to each module, you study guide with information on course content, objectives, study assignments and examinations. The program includes field studies in anesthesia, ambulance, surgery and intensive care. Three of the courses in education is clinical training in intensive care.
Distance education gives you the freedom to independently plan and conduct studies. You have the support of teachers with experience in this form of teaching. Communication with fellow students and teachers is done through various forms of computer-based webverktyg. You must have access to broadband and a computer equipment with webcam and headset.
In today's health-care units, there is need for numerous specialized nurses often with different orientations, so the work area may be considerably more diverse than is provided in each direction.
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