Introduction to Critical Care Medicine
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Learn how to manage common presentations seen in Critical Care Units
Critical care is an emerging specialty in hospitals and, with an increasing population living with multiple co-morbidites, the burden on Critical Care Units is rising. In this course, find out about the common presentations seen in a Critical Care Unit and how to manage them effectively.
Learn how to handle pneumonia, how to manage multi-organ failure in trauma, how to recognise and manage sepsis early and how to prioritise the management of a trauma patient who needs resuscitation.
The course is aimed at medical students, medical trainees, consultants and other health professionals with an interest in critical care. Learners need no prior experience or qualifications.
- Describe the meaning of Critical Care Unit and how support is different to that provided in the ward,Discuss which patients should be managed in Critical Care,Summarise the management of respiratory failure in critically ill patients in the High Dependency Unit and Intensive Care Unit,Debate appropriate triage of multiple patients involved in trauma,Discuss the management of polytrauma patients including the management of major haemorrhage,Summarise the initial management of a patient with sepsis
- The course is aimed at medical students, medical trainees, consultants and other health professionals with an interest in critical care. Learners need no prior experience or qualifications.