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Code
WD335
Delivery
Blended
Level
9
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
12 weeks
Credits
10 ECTS
Next Intake
January 2022
Application Status
Open
Applications Closing
10 Dec 21
Fees
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The Certificate in Respiratory Care Skills (Intellectual Disabilities) is a 10 credit level 9 special purpose award which will be delivered over one semester using a blended learning approach. This programme will enhance nurses evidence based knowledge, skills and competencies in the care of children and adults with an intellectual disability in relation to many common respiratory conditions and treatments.

This programme will be the first of its kind in Ireland as a Level 9, 10 credit special purpose award that aims to enhance the students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes, and professional values when caring for the respiratory health of children and adults with Intellectual Disability across their lifespan.

This programme will be delivered using both clinical and theoretical expertise from the intellectual disability team within the department and also utilising the expertise of Allied Health Professionals in the HSE.

This course will be delivered over 12 weeks and will include mandatory workshops that will take place in WIT Department of Nursing and Healthcare clinical skills laboratories. The theoretical component of this programme will be delivered online and will require students to attend three clinical skills workshops in WIT's nursing labs.

Live Online lecture

  • Anatomy and physiology of respiratory tract.
  • Aetiology and clinical manifestations of common disorders of the respiratory tract
  • Dysphagia
  • Aspiration and aspiration pneumonia
  • Systematic health assessment
  • Recognising the deteriorating child/ adult
  • Palliative respiratory care needs
  • The role of the M.D.T

Skills class in WIT

  • Chest auscultation technique.
  • Oral suctioning
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Nebuliser
  • Pharmacological interventions
  • Tracheostomy
  • CPAP
  • Postural management

The primary target audience for this programme are registered nurses from any discipline who are currently working in the Intellectual Disability sector or related area.

The prospective student will have to confirm that they are registered or eligible to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Where English is not their first language, proof of English language competency as per WIT regulations will have to be provided.

Progression opportunities from this programme in conjunction with a level 8 qualification to include: Postgraduate/ masters programmes in nursing and health care, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Advanced Nurse Practitioner.  

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Course Leader
Lorraine Dillon
Ms. Lorraine Dillon
MSc BSc (Hons) RNID RNT - Lecturer in Nursing and Healthcare
Tel: 51832168 [email protected]

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