Evaluating a new trauma and critical care management course for nurses
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Evaluating a new trauma and critical care management course for nurses

Elizabeth Midwinter Senior lecturer in clinical practice, University of Bolton, Bolton, Greater Manchester, England and nurse clinician in emergency medicine, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, England

Why you should read this article
  • To recognise the importance of training nurses in major trauma care

  • To familiarise yourself with effective teaching techniques such as simulation

  • To enhance your understanding of methods for measuring competence

A new practical-based course for nurses on the management of major trauma has been developed using high-level simulation and moulage to deliver education based on established trauma competencies. The Nurse Trauma and Critical Care course was developed by nurses with input from the Anaesthesia Trauma and Critical Care group and has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons. This article describes the development of the course and discusses the findings of a course evaluation that aimed to measure candidates’ confidence and knowledge after completion.

Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2021.e2074

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Conflict of interest

Elizabeth Midwinter is one of the writers and course directors of the Nurse Trauma and Critical Care course

Midwinter E (2021) Evaluating a new trauma and critical care management course for nurses. Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2021.e2074

Published online: 23 February 2021

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