Major Trauma: critical care patient management  CPPD

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
Monday 22 January 2018 9.00 - 17.00 5 days Home / EU / Overseas - £1000 ((50% discount for Barts Health NHS Trust employees working on ACCU) NM3305 Apply Now

Course Content

The purpose of this module is to enable you to effectively apply principles of care to the person who has been admitted to a critical care setting following a traumatic injury. Life-threatening injuries, often involving many systems of the body, must be rapidly identified and treated, with consideration given to clinical presentation, mechanism of injury, age, co-morbid factors and pre-existing medical conditions.

Once the patient has entered the critical care setting, it is essential that health care practitioners have the necessary knowledge and skills needed to ensure ongoing assessment, identification of problems, the ability to access expert help and to assist the patient on the road to rehabilitation.

This module is offered in collaboration with Barts Health NHS Trust and will be taught on site at the Adult Critical Care Unit (ACCU). Leading trauma clinicians and experts will be involved in the teaching of the module.


You need to be currently working in a critical care setting (eg intensive care unit) which cares for patients following major trauma and offers definitive management of this patient group.

You should also have completed a post- registration specialist intensive care nursing programme.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught through a variety of methods including lecturers, seminars, practice experience, tutorials, student directed learning and structured group work. The assessment is a reflective essay and clinical competency pack.

Recommended Reading

Hutchings S (2016) Trauma and Combat Critical Care in Clinical Practice Springer: New York

Leads To...

This is an elective module within the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies programme. This can also be taken as a stand alone module.

Career Outcome

Successful completion of this module will help you to progress within your specialist area of practice - intensive care trauma management.

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