Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

NCert (E&CC)

Emergency cases can be some of the most challenging and rewarding patients to deal with in practice.

This programme will increase your knowledge and confidence enabling you to act swiftly and calmly resulting in a positive impact on the clinical outcome of your emergency patients. The final module will enable you to practise some of the techniques in the safe environment of our excellently equipped practical facilities.

Your journey through our Certificate programme

Timings, assessment and learning support

The individual courses are held within a face to face training environment, giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and share experiences.

You can start on a Nurse Certificate programme at any time in the year and choose to study over a period of up to three years towards the exam or opt to attend the individual modules. If you are working towards the Cert, you will need to attend all taught modules and register for the multiple choice question exam with ESVPS.

Access Requirements:

If you want to gain the NCert you must have been in practice for a minimum of one year and be RCVS registered.

You can attend the modules if you are not qualified or in practice however, you will not be able to attain the NCert – see above.

Course timings:

09.00    Registration

09.30    Course Starts

17.00    Course Finishes

Fluid Therapy in the Emergency Patient

Module Information

Course content:

  • Vascular Access
  • Intravenous fluid therapy
  • Hypovolaemia and shock
  • Blood Transfusions in practice

Key learning objectives:

  • Gain confidence in standard and advanced vascular access techniques
  • Dehydration versus hypovolaemia – what is the difference?
  • Crystalloids, colloids and beyond
  • Improve your fluid therapy calculations
  • Understand the practical application of blood transfusions and products

Status

When

Where

Speaker

Provisional (date may change)**20 Dec 2019 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Elle Haskey
Available*17 Jan 2020 (9:30-17:00) Sheffield Elle Haskey
* Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.
** Provisional Dates may be subject to change

Triage, Monitoring & Stabilisation

Module Information

Course content:

  • Triage
  • Monitoring Clinical Parameters
  • Dyspnoeic patients/oxygen supplementation
  • Acid-base and blood gases

Status

When

Where

Speaker

Provisional (date may change)**19 Dec 2019 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Elle Haskey
Available*16 Jan 2020 (9:30-17:00) Sheffield Elle Haskey
* Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.
** Provisional Dates may be subject to change

Medical Emergencies

Module Information

Course content:

  • The cardiac patient
  • Renal failure
  • Endocrine emergencies
  • Dealing with poisoned patients
  • The parvovirus patient

Key learning objectives:

  • How medical emergencies present and why
  • Practical ECGs – arrhythmias and dysrhythmias – what’s the difference?
  • Diagnosis and treatment of common endocrine emergencies
  • The principles of managing poisoned patients
  • Common poisonings; their presentation and treatment

Status

When

Where

Speaker

Available*30 Jan 2020 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Paul Aldridge
Available*19 Mar 2020 (9:30-17:00) Sheffield Paul Aldridge
* Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.

Surgical Emergency Procedures

Module Information

Course content:

  • Patient preparation
  • Preparation for abdominal surgery and instrumentation
  • GDV
  • Septic peritonitis
  • Haemoabdomen
  • Caesarean section

Key learning objectives:

  • Learn the importance of correct asepsis when prepping patients for surgery
  • Ensure an understanding of the commonly used instruments for emergency surgery
  • Understand which diagnostic tests indicate emergency surgery is required
  • Gain an understanding of what is required in the emergency surgical patient

Status

When

Where

Speaker

Available*31 Jan 2020 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Paul Aldridge
Available*20 Mar 2020 (9:30-17:00) Sheffield Paul Aldridge
* Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.

Analgesia and Anaesthesia

Module Information

Key learning objectives:

  • Which analgesics are suitable for emergency patients and why
  • Anaesthetic protocols for emergency patients
  • Safe anaesthetic monitoring
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies during anaesthesia

Status

When

Where

Speaker

Available*23 Apr 2020 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Amy Homer
Available*16 Jun 2020 (9:30-17:00) Sheffield Amy Homer
* Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.

Nursing the Critical Patient

Module Information

Course content:

  • Managing recumbent patients
  • Nutrition and feeding tubes
  • Managing urinary catheters, chest drains, tracheostomy tubes

Key learning objectives:

  • Learn nursing techniques to improve the care of recumbent patients
  • The importance of early enteral nutrition and techniques which are available to achieve this
  • Management of the common tubes and drains in the critical patient
  • Infection control considerations for the critical patient – prevention of healthcare associated infections

Status

When

Where

Speaker

Available*24 Apr 2020 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Elle Haskey
Available*17 Jun 2020 (9:30-17:00) Sheffield Elle Haskey
* Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.

The Trauma Patient

Module Information

Course content:

  • Initial management of wounds and fractures
  • Urinary tract trauma and obstruction
  • Head injuries
  • Thoracic trauma

Key learning objectives:

  • Stabilisation and initial treatment of traumatic wounds and fractures
  • Effective assessment, lavage and debridement of wounds
  • What’s new in wound dressings
  • How urinary trauma presents and what we can do to stabilise the patient prior to surgery
  • How the prognosis for head trauma can be determined by effective nursing

Status

When

Where

Speaker

Available*2 Jul 2020 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Paul Aldridge
Available*8 Oct 2020 (9:30-17:00) Sheffield Paul Aldridge
* Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.

Emergency and Critical Care - Practical Day

Module Information

Advances in CPR and dry lab

Case studies- presentation, discussion, seminar and revision of the principles covered.


Delegates will have the opportunity to undertake the following practical exercises-

  • Suturing & dressings
  • Tracheostomy and chest drains
  • Oxygen supplementation
  • Vascular access- jugular, cut-downs, intraosseus – dry lab
  • Feeding tubes – dry lab

Status

When

Where

Speaker

Available*3 Jul 2020 (9:00-16:30) Swindon Paul Aldridge|Elle Haskey
Available*9 Oct 2020 (9:00-16:30) Sheffield Paul Aldridge|Elle Haskey
* Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.

Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Pricing

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  2. If you want to enrol for the exam there is a £300 fee (no VAT) payable to the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS).
  3. Individual and paired module pricing does not include the exam fees payable to ESVPS.
  4. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  5. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Improve International reserves the right to close the intake early if the number of applications received exceeds the number of available places.
  4. In order to secure a place, you must pay an initial payment – details of which can be found above.
  5. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to applicants once we have received a completed application form.

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Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.

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