Critical Care Directorate
Critical Care Unit, A and B floors, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN
Sister Bernie Wood
Telephone: 02920 747747 or 748480
Clinical Teacher Contact:
Support mentors, staff and students.
Level 1, 2, 3, and 3t (Trauma) adult patient.
Key Learning Opportunities:
Invasive procedures. Nursing the critical care patient. Respiratory and renal care. Multi-organ failure.
Preparation For Practice:
Complex practice on their educational degree. 2nd and 3rd year students.
3rd year students- Students are unable to do their management within this area for the following reasons: Qualified staff are expected to have four years of ICU before being allowed to enter a management in-house programme. The purpose of the management programme is to allow qualified staff to lead a zone. On ICU, there are three zone areas. These three zones are widespread and each zone has a zone leader. The unit has 32 beds; therefore is vast. The environment is not conducive for a student nurse to make clinical decisions.
Yes, the ICU accepts newly qualified nurses; however, once employed by the ICU, enter a six months in-house induction programme to be exposed to specialist skills.
- 12 hour shifts - can be negotiable
All Wales Uniform Policy