Acute respiratory deterioration and critical care

The course aims to enhance the student's evidence based knowledge in:

  1. assessing and planning, delivering and evaluating effective care to acutely deteriorating patients for example in 'on-call' situations. 
  2. assessing and planning, delivering and evaluating cardio-respiratory care which is integrated with comprehensive rehabilitation programme.

Sample timetable

Day 1 - Acute respiratory deterioration assessment and problem solving

09.00 - 09.15 Introduction

09.15 - 11.00 Overview of current NHS on-call provision. Assessment of the acute respiratory deterioration

11.00 - 12.00 Common blood test results

12.00 - 13.00 Chest x-ray interpretation. Theory and practice

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 17.00 Advanced problem solving. Assessment of case scenarios using HF simulation

Day 2 - Advanced respiratory management theory and skills

09.30 - 09.40 Introduction to Day 2

09.40 - 13.00 Secretion clearance; spontaneously breathing and ventilated patients. Manual hyperinflation. Open and closed suction via ETT and trache, oral and nasopharyngeal suction oral and nasal airway insertion. Theory and practice using HF simulation

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 15.00 Advanced V/Q matching. Theory

15.00 - 17.00 Mechanical insufflater/exsufflater. Theory and practice

Day 3 - Acute or chronic: respiratory failure management

09.00 - 09.10 Introduction to Day 3

09.10 - 11.00 Respiratory failure

11.00 - 12.00 Pathophysiology of AECOPD

12.00 - 13.00 Non–invasive ventilation. Student led evaluation of the evidence

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 16.00 Non–invasive ventilation continued. Evidence continued. NIV practical skills. Clearance techniques and NIV.

16.00 - 17.00 Step up to invasive ventilation and end of life

Day 4 - Critical care management strategies

09.00 - 09.10 Introduction to Day 4

09.10 - 11.00 Pathophysiology of ICU acquired weakness

11.00 - 12.00 Rehabilitation: Assessment and management in critical illness

12.00 - 13.00 Respiratory management in critical illness. Student led evaluation of the evidence

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 16.00 Respiratory management in critical illness. Invasive ventilation strategies

  • Full day £100
  • Half day £50

Payment can be made in advance or on the day with cash or cheque made payable to 'Keele University'

To apply

Please complete the SAHP CPD PG Application Form  (save the form to your computer first - then enter your details and save again. If you enter your details whilst still on the webpage you will lose all your data) and return by email to shar.postgraduate@keele.ac.uk

For more information contact postgraduate administration on shar.postgraduate@keele.ac.uk or on tel: 01782 734191

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