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Trauma care: initial assessment and management | HP7021X | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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Trauma care: initial assessment and management | HP7021X | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
Availability
02/03/2021 | Available
02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 27/04/2021 (Moulage)
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.

Description

This module is designed for practitioners directly involved in the emergency care of polytrauma patients. A range of traumatic injuries will be explored, but the focus will be upon initial assessment and management of these patients in the context of the emergency department. 


Who is this module for?

Registered healthcare practitioners normally with one year's post-qualifying practice experience and are experienced emergency nurses who have previously undertaken core emergency care education or equivalent.

PreRequisites

Programme entry requirements.

Students will usually be experienced emergency nurses who  have previously undertaken core emergency care education or equivalent.”

Assessment

Usual assessment: Essay and Moulage

NOTE - TEMPORARY ASSESSMENT CHANGE: Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, this module has a modified assessment in place: Essay with case study. The modified assessment will apply to module runs starting from September 2020 and will remain in place until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow on-site, face-to-face assessment. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be. 

Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically discuss the pathophysiology of polytrauma caused by a variety of injury mechanisms in a variety of patient groups.
  2. Demonstrate advanced, systematic and proficient initial assessment skills for the polytrauma patient and evaluate the data in relation to common life-threatening injuries.
  3. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of assessment and management strategies applied to polytrauma patients in the emergency department.
  4. Critically appraise the evidence-base for interventions and management of polytrauma patients.
  5. Critically appraise service provision and critically analyse the complex ethical and legal implications for the care of polytrauma patients in the emergency department using a wide range of information sources.

 

Course length: 5 Teaching Days

 

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Course Leader
Name: Suzan Thompson
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Price

Self Funding: £850.00

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

Mode of Delivery
Online learning, classroom and practice - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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