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Learn how to handle complex issues faced in Critical Care Units including sepsis and pneumonia when other options on the ward have been exhausted.
The course is aimed at medical students, medical trainees, consultants and other health professionals with an interest in critical care. Learners need no prior experience or qualifications.
- Describe the meaning of Critical Care Unit and how support is different to that provided in the ward
- Discuss which patients should be managed in Critical Care
- Summarise the management of respiratory failure in critically ill patients in the High Dependency Unit and Intensive Care Unit
- Debate appropriate triage of multiple patients involved in trauma
- Discuss the management of polytrauma patients including the management of major haemorrhage
- Summarise the initial management of a patient with sepsis
I am a consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. I lead Critical Care Research and am Principal Investigator on several clinical trials.
My name is Michelle and I'm the Clinical Teaching Fellow in Critical Care at the Queen Elizabeth University in Glasgow. I intend to pursue a career in Anaesthetics in the future.
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Interests are in Training & Education. Co-Programme Director for the MSc Critical Care at University of Glasgow
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.
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