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.
Term 2: Dates TBC
This module is delivered off site within Barts Health
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.
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.
Hutchings S (2016) Trauma and Combat Critical Care in Clinical Practice Springer: New York