Learn to manage critical care patients whilst protecting yourself and your peers
“One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity: the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient”
Francis W. Peabody, Harvard Medical School 1925
This course will teach you how to effectively care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Staff and patient safety are paramount. This course will help you to facilitate your own emotional and physical self-care and well-being in this high-stress, high-risk environment.
You will also learn about the required PPE and reflect on the practices necessary to emotionally support yourself and your colleagues.
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
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
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.
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has been enabling doctors to pursue their careers in specialist internal medicine through medical examinations, education and training, since 1681.