Management of the Polytrauma Patient Dubai HealthCare City
Price: Nurses AED 600, Physician AED 1000

    Course details

    Course summary:

    Course description: This course is designed for nurses interested in recognizing and managing the polytrauma patient

    Targeted audience: Any staff nurse working in an Emergency Department

    Learning objectives:

    • Learn a systematic approach to assess the polytrauma patient
    • Nursing interventions according to findings
    • Preparation of the patient for further interventions
    • Communicate efficiently to other health care professionals and the patient
    • Handing over the patient in a standardized manner (SBAR)


    • Review of concepts from literature
    • Get to know the human patient simulator and equipment 
    • Demonstration session
    • Simulation sessions that will include the following: internal bleeding, changes in conscious level, open fractures, hypovolemic shock
    • Debriefing
    Updated on 08 November, 2015

    About Dubai HealthCare City

    About Us:

    The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center is an institution of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, located in Dubai Healthcare City.  This state-of-the-art Center is the first of its kind in the UAE for the training of healthcare professionals in a simulated environment with no risk to patients. 

    Even in sophisticated healthcare systems many patients are harmed, not as a result of illness but as a result of preventable human error. Errors arise due to communication breakdown, loss of skills with time and failure to update knowledge.  Simulation can add value by providing a realistic experience in a safe environment with no adverse consequences, develop team communication and increase retention of knowledge and skills.

    The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center consists of two high-fidelity operating rooms, featuring functioning adult and paediatric intensive care and operating room equipment as well as an Intensive Care Unit/Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit, patient care rooms, a ward environment and a maternity room. A pre-hospital training facility for simulated trauma, such as car crashes, which will feature ambulance and helicopter environments will be available in 2013. The simulation areas have dedicated debriefing and seminar rooms. Training is provided in both technical and non-technical skills.


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