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Course Overview

This course will teach you how to effectively care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will 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 course will help you to facilitate your own emotional and physical self-care and well-being in this high-stress, high-risk environment.

  • Deteriorating Patient
  • Daily Practice of Critical Care
  • COVID-19 Specifics
  • Ventilation and Organ Support
  •  Self-care and Staff Well-being

This course has been designed for frontline clinical staff who are caring for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a wide range of healthcare professionals in acute care, from many different clinical speciality backgrounds.


You may have some previous critical care experience or none. The information will support those refreshing critical care knowledge and skills, newly qualified doctors, those who are upskilling, and those returning to acute clinical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Apply the current and evolving principles of Personal Protective Practices in the care of COVID-19 patients
  • Apply evidence-based principles of advanced organ support and monitoring to the COVID-19 critically ill patient
  • Apply evidence-based daily practices to care of the critically ill patient
  • Develop a range of specialised self-caring practices, including being present, self-kindness, compassionate listening, soles of the feet, walk a mile in their moccasins
  • Reflect critically on the complex elements required to achieve both self-awareness and self compassion in a high tension environment