Covid-19 Critical Care: Application and Understanding

These free educational resources from the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Critical Care team along with colleagues from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh will teach you how to effectively care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You’ll 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. These resource will help you to facilitate your own emotional and physical self-care and wellbeing in this high-stress, high-risk environment.

You’ll learn about the required PPE and reflect on the practices necessary to emotionally support yourself and your colleagues.

Hosted on FutureLearn, the resources cover

• COVID-19 specific critical care

• Ventilation and organ support

• Daily practice of critical care

• Self-care and staff wellbeing

Who are the resources for?

These learning resources 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 in these resources 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.

Access the resources

Go to FutureLearn to access these resources: Covid-19 Critical Care: Application and Understanding