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University of Huddersfield: Emergency Care

Institution University of Huddersfield
Department Human and Health Sciences - General (HHAHS)
Web http://www.hud.ac.uk
Email hhs-wfd-cpd@hud.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)1484 957504
Study type Taught

Summary

This course is designed for health professionals working in an emergency care setting. It provides academic accreditation to the specialist knowledge and skills required to work in the field of emergency care. The course aims to encourage clinical and professional development, leadership skills and career progression in emergency care.

  • The course content is informed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) National Curriculum and Framework for Emergency Nursing. It provides a foundation for caring for people throughout the life span and with conditions specific to all body systems.

  • Elements unique to emergency care will be covered including major incident management, emergency care of children and younger people and minor injury management as well as emergency mental health care. In addition, the course will include initial assessment and treatment of acutely ill adults.

  • Specific cross-cutting themes such as medicines management and safeguarding concerns will be integrated throughout the course elements.

  • You will have opportunity to study with colleagues from other disciplines and specialties and engage in simulation-based learning activities to develop team work and critical understanding.

'This course will facilitate the rightful recognition of the specialist knowledge and skills required to work in emergency are settings. It includes the diversity of clinical topics required to care for the range of patients presenting, from both an age and clinical condition perspective. In time, this will be the foundation course for any career progression in emergency care. ~ Janet Youd, Chair, Royal College of Nursing Emergency Care Association.

Professional links and accreditation: The structure of this course is guided by: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (https://www.nmc.org.uk/)

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