Trauma care: initial assessment and management


Trauma care: initial assessment and management

This module aims to develop participants’ core knowledge and skills relating to the assessment, initial management and care of the polytrauma patient.

A range of traumatic injuries will be explored but the focus will be upon initial assessment and management of these patients in the context of the emergency department.

The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Differentiate the pathophysiology of trauma caused by a variety of injury mechanisms in a variety of patient groups.
  2. Demonstrate systematic and proficient initial assessment skills for the polytrauma patient and evaluate the data in relation to common life-threatening injuries.
  3. Identify and critically analyse appropriate initial management for common life-threatening traumatic injuries.
  4. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of current specialist trauma care in an emergency setting.
  5. Evaluate evidence-based practice for the care of a patient following major trauma.

Who is the module for? Experienced emergency care nurses and operating department practitioners (ODPs) who have previously undertaken core emergency care education or equivalent.

Module code: HP6020X

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 6. This course is also available as a postgradute (level 7) award.

Assessment: Observed moulage assessment and multiple choice examination

LocationSt George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 5 teaching days plus exam

Module dates:*
(9:00 – 16:30)

  • 30 May, 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 4 July, 1 (Exam) August 2017
  • 29 May, 5, 12, 19, 26, 28 (Moulage Assessment) June, 3 (Exam) August 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Module leaderSuzan Thompson

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.