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Trauma Care Practice

The module is designed for registered healthcare professionals who work in emergency care. Its focus will be on the patient who has a trauma presentation that requires emergency intervention.

Candidates on the module will be from various healthcare backgrounds including nurses and paramedics, so different areas of the course will be challenging for each person. There will be pre-session study to be achieved in the form of wider reading and listening to pre-recorded video podcasts. Some of the sessions are theory based and some are skills lab based. We want to spend as much time in class facilitating problem based learning to promote your critical thinking, so there will be work to be achieved outside of the teaching days.

This is designed to link to presentations that you will see in your own working environment. Putting theory in to practice is really important and you will need the help of experienced colleagues to support you in this.

Module Contents

  • Kinematics of Trauma and Trauma to the Airway / Chest
  • Assessing Trauma Patients, Trauma Primary Survey and Immediate Clinical Care
  • Haemorrhage Control, Shock, Peri-Arrest Presentations and Fluid Resuscitation
  • Big Bone Fractures, Distal Limb Injuries, Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma + Use of Trauma Equipment
  • Ballistics
  • Road Traffic Collisions, Fall From Heights and Crush Injuries (Incl PPE)
  • Head, Face, Neck and Spinal Injuries + Traumatic Asphyxiation (to include neuroprotection)
  • Traumatic Cardiac Arrest, Airway Management, Resuscitative Thoracotomy and Peri-Mortem Caesarean Section
  • Thermal Injuries and Electrocution
  • Trauma in the Extremes of Age and Specialist Group Trauma Patients
  • Major Incidents and Toxidromes

The module will be assessed by a practice portfolio and an essay submission. 

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3325
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Anthony Kitchener
E: ant.kitchener@dmu.ac.uk
T: 0116 207 8978

Semesters

Semester 1 all attendance dates:

  • Tuesday 3 October
  • Tuesday 10 October
  • Tuesday 17 October
  • Wednesday 25 October
  • Tuesday 31 October
  • Tuesday 7 November
  • Tuesday 14 November
  • Tuesday 21 November
  • Tuesday 28 November
  • Tuesday 5 December
  • Tuesday 12 December

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here

Preparation for Study

Healthcare professionals should have worked in the emergency environment and be settled in their own clinical practice and ability. Those that have not studied recently are advised to revisit general study skills and to start to read journals about acute illness presentations. 

Apply

To apply, please contact LBR admissions lbradmissions@dmu.ac.uk

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