This course starts with general assessment using the ABCDE approach, then moves on to areas such as sepsis, shock, acute kidney injury, pain medications and interpretation of chest X-rays. You will be taught by experienced professionals in acute care.
When you complete the course you will receive a Certificate to show that you have gained 20 credits at Level 6. If there is an appropriate related course, you may be able to transfer the credits you have gained on this course onto a diploma or degree course.
The content of this course has been developed with input from NHS staff, who also teach on the course.
You will be taught at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead in conjunction with Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. Assessment methods include a reflective portfolio of evidence and an assessed interactive workshop.
Most applicants are nurses who are already working within acute care/critical care outreach – although the course is also open to other health professionals.
The fee for this course is £876.
This information was correct at the time of publication.