Learners will understand fluid shifts associated with critical illness, how to appropriately use fluid and electrolyte therapy and blood and blood products to appropriately resuscitate patients and provide maintenance fluid. Learners will also be able to demonstrate understanding of haemostatsis and strategies to prevent deep venous thrombosis and provide adequate enteral and parenteral nutrition to intensive care patients.
Offered: Six weeks following HMS749
Prerequisites:A satisfactory performance in all components of the HMS749 assessment.
Contact hours perweek: 4
Assessment: 40% written exam, 30% log book, 30% supervisor report.