Short Course / CPD
8 weekly attendances and one additional negotiated study day
School of Sport and Health Sciences
No Partner College
Next cohort: January 2020
Registered nurse or registered paramedic.
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
A systems-based approach is used e.g. neurological and spinal trauma, chest trauma, long bone and pelvic fracture, and abdominal trauma.
Practical clinical skills feature strongly within the module including pelvic sling and traction splints, airway and breathing assessment and interventions e.g. blood gas analysis and needle thoracocentesis.
The trauma continuum is explored from pre-hospital care through A/E, to the specialist ward and critical care environment.
A good mix of theory and practice awaits! you will be taught by an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team and you can expect to learn about relevant anatomy and the pathophysiology of trauma.
This course is also suitable for paramedics and nurses working in emergency care, orthopaedic trauma units, critical care areas and any other environment where major trauma patients are managed in the acute phases.
3000 word patient-based case study, relevant to the students area of practice.
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Also available as single CPD module.
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Module information: Lorna McInulty, Senior Lecturer, 01772 893606 firstname.lastname@example.org
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