Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

NCert

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, a final multiple choice exam is held each November. In order to sit the exam you need to attend all taught modules and register for the exam with ESVPS.

Our programmes take place in Alexandra House, Swindon enabling us to provide you with exceptional facilities. This location offers comfortable training rooms for theoretical taught lectures. A buffet lunch is included in each module along with refreshment breaks.

Course timings:

09.00    Registration

09.30    Course Starts

17.00    Course Finishes

Triage, Monitoring & Stabilisation

Module Information

Course content:

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

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the concept of triage and the nurse’s role
  • Know what signs to look for, and why they matter
  • Gain an overview of common presentations and their emergency management
  • Monitoring skills
  • Learn how to stabilise dyspnoeic patients
  • Basic understanding of blood gases and their application in respiratory emergencies

When

Where

Speaker

5 Dec 2017 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Louise O'Dwyer|Paul Aldridge

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

When

Where

Speaker

6 Dec 2017 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Louise O'Dwyer|Paul Aldridge

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

When

Where

Speaker

15 Feb 2018 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Paul Aldridge

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

When

Where

Speaker

16 Feb 2018 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Paul Aldridge

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

When

Where

Speaker

8 May 2018 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Louise O'Dwyer

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

When

Where

Speaker

9 May 2018 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Louise O'Dwyer

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

When

Where

Speaker

24 Jul 2018 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Louise O'Dwyer|Paul Aldridge

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

When

Where

Speaker

25 Jul 2018 (9:30-17:00) Swindon Louise O'Dwyer|Paul Aldridge

Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Pricing

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. A non-refundable initial payment of £150.00 is due on registration in order to secure the booking. This can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. The remaining amount is payable 60 days prior to the course commencing.
  3. Direct debit plans are administered and collected on our behalf by Animal Healthcare Limited.
  4. If you want to enrol for the exam there is a £250 (no VAT) payable to the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS).
  5. Individual and paired module pricing does not include the exam fees payable to ESVPS.
  6. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.

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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