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Professional course

Principles of Emergency Care

20 Credit, Level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZWSVY203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Programme leader:
Angie Green

Page last updated 27 April 2017

Introduction

On successful completion of the Principles of Emergency Care module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the physiological and pathophysiological processes which patients requiring emergency care may experience.
  • Explore the impact of changes in health care policy in emergency care and utilise the current evidence base in the specialty to enhance and inform innovation in the care of patients within emergency care.
  • Recognise the legal, ethical and political issues and drivers underpinning the practice, management and service provision of emergency care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make safe clinical assessments based on an evidenced based approach to emergency care (in a variety of settings: triage, resuscitation room, majors assessment.

Entry requirements

You should be working in a clinically relevant area and should be a registered health care professional.

Structure

Content

The module will include:

Assessment and management of patients presenting in emergency care

The vulnerable adult (includes patients presenting with mental health issues,

dementia, learning disabilities, as a result of sexual assault, due to alcohol and

drugs, older people, forensic evidence, safeguarding issues, the pregnant patient)


Children and their families (includes psychological and physiological

differences between children and adults, managing trauma in children and

assessing the seriously ill child, emergency childbirth in the Emergency

Department )

Minor trauma (assessment and management, introduction to clinical decision

making rules, ophthalmology, Ear, Nose, Throat)

Major trauma (trauma centres, centralisation and trauma networks, new

techniques and approaches in trauma care, learning from military trauma care)

Surgical and medical emergencies

Wound management
(wound assessment, wound closure techniques, simple
and advanced suturing techniques, anaesthetic blocks)

Writing for publication, face to face seminar, supported by on line learning.

Communication
Public and patient involvement and empowerment
Communicating effectively in difficult situations, breaking bad news,
Communicating with a variety of agencies including the police, coroner etc.

Political awareness
Political and legal drivers in emergency care
Policy and initiatives impacting on emergency care

Learning and Teaching

The key to this module is a blended approach to learning. The majority of the module will be delivered online with online learning activities and access to electronic resources. Face to face teaching will be in the form of seminars, master classes, practical workshops, case based discussions and simulation activities.

Study time

A total of 24 hours in the form of seminars, lectures and online activities.

Assessment

Assessment strategy

Writing an article which could be submitted for publication in a professional peer reviewed journal encourages you to look at an aspect of emergency care in depth. At level 3 you are encouraged to aim for a journal such as Emergency Nursing.

This assessment strategy encourages you to become familiar with and to critically analyse the appropriate literature in the field as well as to set the subject area in the current national policy context of emergency and urgency care.

Developing additional skills in writing for publication encourages you to develop written communication style and to become critically analytical of your personal writing style in order to further develop your professional voice in the speciality, skills and knowledge as well as contributing to the professional knowledge of this speciality in writing for example a case study for publication.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application.

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