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Major Trauma: critical care patient management CPPD

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Course overview

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.

Module dates

Term 2

JAN: Monday 13 and 27 January 2020
FEB: Monday 10 and 24 February 2020
MAR: Monday 9 March 2020

Module Submission Date: 20 April 2020

This module is delivered off site within Barts Health



Prerequisite knowledge

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



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

Recommended reading

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

Module leaders

  • Anne Mcleod

    Anne is a Senior Lecturer in Critical Care specialising in critical care nursing, in particular neurosciences and intensive care nursing. She joined City University in 2003 having previously worked in a variety of specialist neuroscience and ITU clinical settings.

    Anne undertook her training at St Bartholomew's School of Nursing and ...