Graduate Diploma in Integrated Care for Serious Trauma (field prehospital and hospital)


Even though in recent decades, apart from the efficiency of prevention policy, there have been therapeutical advances that have substantially modified life expectancy, traumatic injury continues to be a major cause of death in the west, and also the cause of serious and sometimes permanent consequences.

Reducing the death rate depends to a large extent on receiving immediate, high level treatment in situ, care during the transport and transfer of the patient and also the capacity for the receiving hospital and the qualification of the prehospital and hospital teams.


Theory Block:

- Stay abreast of scientific, humanistic and sociological theory and, on this basis, acquire the skills and attitudes needed to care for patients with a severe traumatic pathology.
- Identify the warning signs and symptoms and understand their etiopathology.
- Learn protocols for solving clinical problems, so as to optimise planning, assessment, diagnosis, and formulation and application of the treatment plan.

- Know the therapeutic approach to be adopted and the correct sequence of actions within it.
- Learn to judge what kind of help patients and their relatives need.
- Learn nursing interventions to provide the help needed by severe patients and their relatives.
- Improve the professional skills needed in pre-hospital and hospital contexts.

Theory-practice block:

Stay abreast of the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to intervene appropriately in a life support situation, following the directives of the European Resuscitation Council.
- Identify the cardiac electrical rhythms and be able to take appropriate action.
- Learn to use airway management equipment.
- Learn to use mobilisation and immobilisation material (pre-hospitalisation contexts).
- Learn to use bandages and plaster casts for immobilisation.
- Resolve clinical case simulations by making an initial judgment, taking effective decisions and providing the appropriate treatment in a logical sequence.

Clinical placement block:

- Apply the knowledge and techniques learnt on the course.
- Train specifically in pre-hospital care and assisted transport of seriously ill or critical patients.
- Improve the ability to build a relationship with patients and their families.

Research methodology block:

- Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a research protocol in the health sciences.
- Analyse a research paper.
- Recognise the usual elements of the statistical and epidemiological method.
- Select and apply statistical and epidemiological techniques that fit the research objectives.
- Write a scientific statement.

Access requirements

- University degree in Nursery with minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.


Ester Freixa Fornell

Phone: 937458238



UAB Graduate Diploma

16 Edition
Places: 30
Orientation: Professional
Code: 1332/16
Price: 1995 ¤

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Modality: Onsite
Location: Institut Universitari Fundació Parc Taulí, Sabadell (Barcelona)
Dates: from 17/01/2019 to 13/06/2019
Teaching language:
Catalan (70%), Spanish (30%)
Coordinating centres:
Instituto Universitario Fundación Parc Taulí

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