NHS - Acute and Critical Care for Pre-Hospital Care Providers

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Module delivery dates

September delivery -
Carlisle (Fusehill Street): 6 September and 14 November 2012
Distance Learning: 7 September 2012
Lancaster: 7 September and 13 November 2012

January delivery -
Carlisle (Fusehill Street): 10 January and 14 March 2013
Distance Learning: 15 January 2013
Lancaster: 8 January and 19 March 2013

Why study with us?

The aim of this module is to develop in-depth knowledge of the principles underpinning the care of adults experiencing acute and critical illness including acute exacerbations of long term conditions.

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NHS Funded Trust Employees:

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Module delivery dates

September delivery -
Carlisle (Fusehill Street): 6 September and 14 November 2012
Distance Learning: 7 September 2012
Lancaster: 7 September and 13 November 2012

January delivery -
Carlisle (Fusehill Street): 10 January and 14 March 2013
Distance Learning: 15 January 2013
Lancaster: 8 January and 19 March 2013

Why study with us?

The aim of this module is to develop in-depth knowledge of the principles underpinning the care of adults experiencing acute and critical illness including acute exacerbations of long term conditions.

Finance

NHS Funded Trust Employees:

After you have decided which module you would like to study, you will need to check that you meet the entry criteria. If this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, the next step is to contact the CPD lead (training manager) at your Trust. They will then ask you to complete the CPD-Apply application. Once this has been authorised by your trust, the University will contact you with further information.

If you intend to fund this by other means, please follow the University’s ‘apply now’ link on the left hand side of this page.

Resources and facilities We are amongst the UK’s leading health and social care faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent. Entry requirements

Prior successful study at underpinning level

More about levels and credits

Credit and UCAS requirements Credit: 20 credits Selection criteria

To be eligible to study this module you should be able to apply it to your practice.

Modules

NMLB5100 Acute and Critical Care for Pre-Hospital Care Providers (20 credits at level 5)

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, the student will demonstrate that they can:

  1. Analyse the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions utilised in the management of the acutely ill adult
  2. Appraise the key concepts, theories, evidence, guidelines and policy upon which their practice is based
  3. Analyse the process of assessment and problem identification in the planning and evaluation of patient care
  4. Utilise a client and user focus to enhance acute & critical care practice.
Indicative Core Bibliography

Adam S, Welch J and Odell M (2009) Rapid assessment of the acutely ill patient. John Wiley and Sons.

Caroline N (2007) Emergency Care in the Streets 6th Ed Jones & Bartlett

Cooper N, Forrest K and Cramp P (2006) Essential guide to acute care 2nd Ed. Blackwell

Department of Health (2005) Quality critical care: Beyond comprehensive critical care. DOH, London

Esmond G (2008) Non-invasive respiratory support techniques: oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation and CPAP. Blackwell

Prosser S and McArthur-Rouse F (2007) Assessing and managing the acutely ill surgical patient. Blackwell

Wardrope, J, Driscoll P, Laird C, Woollard M (2008) Community Emergency Medicine A system of Assessment and Care Pathways Churchill Livingstone

Course summary

Concepts of critical care and national policy drivers; patient assessment and monitoring; homeostasis and electrolyte balance; haemodynamics and fluid balance; 12 Lead ECG and arrhythmia recognition; pain assessment and management; effect of acute / critical illness and exacerbation of long term conditions on body systems; including: respiratory, cardiac, renal and nervous systems; pathophysiology and treatment of shock; principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; care of the dying patient and ethical, moral and legal issues.

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