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Intensive care of the polytrauma patient | AP7021X | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2019/20
29/10/2019 | Available
29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019
** Applications will ordinarily close 21 days before start date of a course.


This module aims to explore, in detail, the principles and practice of polytrauma patient care following their primary survey and admission to the critical care area. It is suitable for experienced intensive care nurses and other acute healthcare practitioners involved in the care of polytrauma patients during their intensive care phase.

This course is also available as an undergraduate (level 6) award.


Who is this module for?

Applicants should be experienced practitioners who are working within an adult Intensive Care Unit in a trauma hospital or tertiary trauma centre. A relevant specialist practice module, such as an intensive care course or equivalent must have been completed.





Learning Outcomes
  1. Justify the context, epidemiology and service provision for the adult polytrauma patient in intensive care.
  2. Evaluate the impact of mechanisms of injury on the adult polytrauma patient during critical illness.
  3. Appraise the assessment strategies required by the adult polytrauma patient when in intensive care.
  4. Prioritise and justify the interventions used with the adult polytrauma patient within intensive care areas.
  5. Evaluate the evidence-base for the interventions and management of the polytrauma patient.


Course length: 5 Teaching Days



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Course Leader
Name: Johannes Mellinghoff

Self Funding: £850.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

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