The Critical Care course is based on the national Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 4 Critical Care and current evidence.
This course aims to help you identify and apply the principles of blood management to any critically ill patient and will include management of anaemia, prevention and management of blood loss and appropriate use of blood components. This course is aimed at healthcare professionals – primarily doctors and nurses – caring for critically ill patients.
It should take less than one hour to complete this course and can be completed in separate parts.
The course is presented as a clinical scenario in three parts.
On completion of this course you should be able to:
- explain the options for treatment and apply the appropriate management of anaemia for critically ill patients
- manage the risk of bleeding and coagulopathy due to comorbidities or therapy
- optimise haematological deficiencies and, where required, use transfusion therapy according to consensus guidelines and evidence based practice.
This course was released Dec 2015.
The content is based on current clinical guidelines, other evidence-based material and/or expert opinion. We regularly review our courses to reflect any changes in these source materials.
Endorsement & CPD
BloodSafe eLearning Australia seeks endorsement and allocation of CPD points for courses from medical, nursing and midwifery colleges, societies and healthcare organisations. Further information on professional organisations and CPD points is provided below.
|International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)|
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
|Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Under continuing professional development (CPD) standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia one hour of active learning equals one hour of CPD. User evaluation of the Critical Care course, demonstrates that on average it takes approximately one hour to complete. Therefore it is recommended that one hour be recorded for the purpose of self-directed CPD.
|Other Professions and Medical Specialties
User evaluation of the Critical Care course, demonstrates that on average it takes approximately one hour to complete. Therefore it is recommended that one hour be recorded for the purpose of CPD.
There is an online assessment of six multiple choice questions at the end of the course.
A minimum grade of 66% (four out of six questions correct) is required to complete the course.
completed the course assessment.
you revisit the learning content because the assessment questions may change for each attempt.
You must complete the assessment for this course within three months. If not, then the assessment will need to be commenced again.
or via the Course certificates link on the My courses page.
Peer Review Group
Thanks to the wider group of health professionals who provided evaluation and feedback during the development process. We would particularly like to thank:
- Dr Pierre Janin, Dr Chris Johnston, Dr Dharshi Karapillai, Ms Bronwyn Pearse, Dr Andrew van der Poll and Dr Tim Southwood for the final course review
- Dr Kerry Gunn, Dr Andrew van der Poll and Dr James Winearls for their input during the course development
- Kim Atherton, Ken Croll, Violeta Jardin and Lisa Kelly for their assistance with viscoelastic testing.
People involved in photography
Trauma patient: Todd Gray
ICU patient: Joseph Medic
Marian Dempster, Melissa Thompson, Nicole van Niekerk, Dr Subodh Suhas Ganu, Leonie Lower, Dr Matthew O’Connor, Paul Patiniott, Phil Coward, Jessica Gannon, Shelly Abbott, Elaine Bell, Ellana Gormly and Harvey Grantham.
BloodSafe eLearning Australia wish to thank the staff of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pharmacy Department, Transfusion Service and Simulation Education, and the Royal Adelaide Hospital Emergency Department for support with the clinical photography.
Learning Management System: Brightcookie Pty Ltd
Funding for BloodSafe eLearning Australia has been provided by all Australian Governments via the National Blood Authority