Critical Care Module


This introductory module has been produced, by an inter-professional team consisting of senior critical care specialist nurses and doctors from the James Paget University Hospital, medical educationalists and e-learning technologists, for doctors and nurses wishing to pursue
a career in critical care medicine and as a refresher for clinicians returning to practice.

Why choose this course?
This course will provide you with great insight in the
following areas:

Familiarity of basic patient care needs

Awareness of tools and bundles used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Appreciation of how to be an effective team member within the ICU Department

Recognising a deteriorating patient

Understanding of when and how to escalate concerns

Target Audience

  • Suitable for the following HealthCare Professionals wishing to pursue a career in critical care medicine
  •  Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Operating Department Practitioner
  • Physician Associates
  • Or as a refresher for return to ICU Practitioners.

Topics Covered

Patient Care
In-depth knowledge of the daily basic care needs of
an ICU patient Tools and care bundles used in ICU
Being an effective Team Player within the ICU Team
Pre-admission safety checks

Cardiac arrest management Resuscitation guidelines

Airway and respiratory management
Non-invasive ventilation Management of a patient
with an Endotracheal Tube (ETT) Extubation Oxygen
saturation monitoring Testing bedside oxygen and
suction Water’s Circuit – testing and assembling

Arterial blood gases Management of a central
venous catheter (CVC) Fluid management

Patient assessment
ICU Monitoring and Interpretation Mechanical

Technical skills
Arterial blood gases Safe management of Inotropes
and Vasopressors

Psychological care
Compassionate Care Plan – Nightingale Hospital
Compassionate Care Standard Operating Procedure

Qualifications Available

Eligible for 12hrs of CPD certification

Course fees: Introductory price £250

Discount rates may be available. To check eligibility please email with the following information:
Which country do you currently practice in? What is your
professional registration number? eg GMC, NMC

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