The purpose of this 15-credit course is to enable you to effectively apply principles of care to a patient 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 healthcare practitioners have the necessary knowledge and skills needed to ensure ongoing assessment, identification of problems, and the ability to access expert help and to assist the patient on the road to rehabilitation.
This course is also taught at level 7 (MSc).
Who is it for?
We have designed this course for registered nurses working in an intensive care unit who care for patients following major trauma and who wish to develop their knowledge of major trauma patient management within definitive care.
You should have already have completed a specialist post registration qualification in intensive care.
The course is offered in Term 2, every other week, and the study days are from 9-5.
Jan: Tuesday 25 January 2022
Feb: Tuesday 8 and 22 February 2022
Mar: Tuesday 8 and 22 March 2022
This course 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 are involved in the teaching of the course.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.