ECC for Nurses: Emergency Triage, Shock and Transfusion Medicine
204a Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN
The emergency patient can be a stressful presentation in practice; requiring prompt triage and stabilisation. Nurses can play a pivotal role in ensuring these patients are dealt with in a controlled, effective and efficient manner from initial assessment at triage through emergency stabilisation and ultimately in the specific management of their condition.
This course will enable you to perform a complete and thorough triage examination, make decisions on oxygen therapy requirements and be able to confidently implement fluid therapy and blood transfusion plans; whilst providing you with a clear understanding of shock and transfusion medicine.
Topics to be covered include:
- Triage: emergency assessment of the major body systems and capsule history taking
- Fluid resuscitation: what to give, how much to give and when
- Shock: assessment and treatment
- Analgesia for the emergency patient
- Oxygen therapy
- Transfusion medicine: cross matching, blood typing, blood products and protocols