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University of Glasgow

Introduction to Critical Care Medicine

University of Glasgow via FutureLearn


Learn how to manage common presentations seen in Critical Care Units

Critical care is an emerging specialty in hospitals and, with an increasing population living with multiple co-morbidites, the burden on Critical Care Units is rising. In this course, find out about the common presentations seen in a Critical Care Unit and how to manage them effectively.

Learn how to handle pneumonia, how to manage multi-organ failure in trauma, how to recognise and manage sepsis early and how to prioritise the management of a trauma patient who needs resuscitation.

The course is aimed at medical students, medical trainees, consultants and other health professionals with an interest in critical care. Learners need no prior experience or qualifications.


  • The Concept of Critical Care, Respiratory Failure and its Management
    • The Concept of Critical Care
    • Respiratory Failure - Meet Mr Brown
    • High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Trauma, Major Haemorrhage and Acute Kidney Injury
    • Trauma and Triage
    • Major Haemorrhage and its Management - Meet Mr Smith
    • Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Sepsis, its Initial Management and the Role of Critical Care
    • Introduction to Sepsis
    • Initial Management of Sepsis-Meet Mr Jones
    • Management of Sepsis in Critical Care

Taught by

Mo Al-Haddad


4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 103 ratings

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