Rotation placements help students' understanding of intensive care.

Abbott, L. (2011) Rotation placements help students' understanding of intensive care. Nursing children and young people, 23 (6). pp. 20-23. ISSN 20462336 (ISSN)

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Abstract

It is vital that children's nursing students are fit for practice when they qualify and are able to meet various essential skills as defined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). To gain the knowledge and skills required, students need placements in areas where high dependency and potentially intensive care are delivered. Efforts to maximise the number of students experiencing intensive care as a placement have led to the development of the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) rotation, increasing placements on the PICU from 5 to 40 per cent of the student cohort per year. The lecturer practitioner organises the rotation, providing credible links between university and practice areas, while supporting students and staff in offering a high-quality placement experience. Students say the rotation offers a positive insight into PICU nursing, helping them develop knowledge and skills in a technical area and creating an interest in this specialty.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: article, decision making, human, intensive care unit, manpower, methodology, nursing education, nursing student, psychological aspect, Career Choice, Education, Nursing, Humans, Intensive Care Units, Pediatric, Students, Nursing
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 14:44
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2113

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