Launch of MSc Emergency Care module
The university's new and innovative MSc Emergency Care module has been well received, with more than 200 stakeholders, leaders and healthcare professionals attending the launch symposium.
A year long in the planning, the module has been collaboratively designed with all local acute NHS trusts, and in accordance with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Level 2 National Emergency Care Competency document. Accessed as a stand-alone CPD module, as part of the MSC Advancing Healthcare Practice or as part of the recently launched apprenticeship framework, the module is suitable for nurses, paramedics, physicians, associates and other professionals working in urgent and emergency care.
Unique in Merseyside and Cheshire, the module is delivered in line with Cheshire and Mersey Major Trauma Network and is an innovative educational construct featuring strong simulation elements. Students will be able to work in collaboration with an army reserve field hospital as well as Alder Hey clinical experts, who will be providing bespoke paediatric content. Students will also learn skills such as plastering and suturing and will work with "virtual" patients in various communication scenarios, as well as receiving nationally recognised de-escalation and breakaway training.
Chris Mather, Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, said: "This ambitious course is the culmination of a vision to broadly upskill the emergency care workforce and improve the local recruitment and retention picture."