COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application

Description

Learn the principles and practice of critical care to treat and care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Understanding critical care

You will learn the daily practice for frontline clinical staff supporting critical care patients with and without COVID-19, and how to apply ventilation and organ support principles to the care of a critically ill coronavirus patient.

Discover how to recognise, assess and manage deteriorating patients on the ward, and watch videos that demonstrate effective situation management in COVID-19 critical care.

Learn the fundamentals of COVID-19 and ventilation support

We provide information on a number of checklists, resources and guidelines being produced specifically for COVID-19 in order to assist healthcare teams with their clinical management and decision making.

In addition, we provide an overview of the basic principles of Ventilation and Organ Support. It will cover the pathophysiology of sepsis and ARDS, mechanical ventilation, shock, sepsis and septic shock, acute kidney injury, and haemofiltration. This will support a range of staff members, including those new to critical care.

The importance of staff well-being

It is important to recognise that we need to care for ourselves in order to care for our patients, relatives and colleagues. The final part of the course explores how our emotions impact our well-being and provides you with resources to support you at this time.

What topics will you cover?

• Deteriorating Patient
• Daily Practice of Critical Care
• COVID-19 Specifics
• Ventilation and Organ Support
• Self-care and Staff Well-being

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Apply the current and evolving principles of Personal Protective Practices in the care of COVID-19 patients
  • Apply evidence-based principles of advanced organ support and monitoring to the COVID-19 critically ill patient
  • Apply evidence-based daily practices to care of the critically ill patient
  • Develop a range of specialised self-caring practices, including being present, self-kindness, compassionate listening, soles of the feet, walk a mile in their moccasins
  • Reflect critically on the complex elements required to achieve both self-awareness and self compassion in a high tension environment.

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for frontline clinical staff who are caring for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes a wide range of healthcare professionals in acute care, from many different clinical speciality backgrounds.

You may have some previous critical care experience or none.

The information will support those refreshing critical care knowledge and skills, newly qualified doctors, those who are upskilling, and those returning to acute clinical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who developed the course?

The University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities and is globally recognised for research, innovation and high-quality teaching.

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