Advanced Clinical Skills in Paediatric Ventilator Management

The major focus of this module of study is the development of advanced nursing practice in the paediatric intensive care.


Through systematic assessment of the mechanically ventilated child, and the application of essential physiology to the assessment, the nurse will develop informed decision-making skills regarding the therapeutic management of respiratory support, the weaning of mechanical ventilation and the possible extubation of the child.

On successful completion of this module, the nurse will be able to manage a ventilated child or young person autonomously within the guidelines of the employing Trust. The student will examine the professional and legal responsibilities of performing extended roles. The applicant must identify a medical Doctor who has agreed to act as the nominated facilitator for the student throughout the unit, whose primary purpose is to initially supervise and subsequently support student practice-based learning activities and overall clinical development.

Booking and further information

This course is part of an accredited module via LSBU.

Level 6: London South Bank University application portal

Level 7: London South Bank University application portal

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