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COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application

Learn to manage critical care patients whilst protecting yourself and your peers

Edinburgh University have launched an online course aimed at healthcare staff on supporting the those on the frontline working to deal with the Covid-19 crisis.

This education resource will teach you how to effectively care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You’ll 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 resource will help you to facilitate your own emotional and physical self-care and wellbeing in this high-stress, high-risk environment.

You’ll learn about the required PPE and reflect on the practices necessary to emotionally support yourself and your colleagues.

Please note that this resource has been created in response to the COVID-19 emergency and does not correspond to the classic structure of a FutureLearn course.

You will not receive a certificate upon completion, and you do not have to follow the week by week approach. You will be able to select the materials that are most relevant to your work.

Dr Graham Nimmo Programme Director University of Edinburgh

More information on the course is here courtesy of Future Learn.

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