Flexi Online CPD

Approach to the Trauma Patient


Type:  Flexi CPD – sample course
Start:  On-demand / Unlimited Lifetime Access
CPD:    2 hours (UK), 2 points (AUS, NZ)
Level:  Introduction / Intermediate



This is a free sample of a Flexi CPD course, aimed at nurses in general practice


Module 1

Approach to the Trauma Patient
  • Initial assessment
  • Common injuries
  • Stabilisation techniques
  • Nursing considerations

Learning Objectives
By the end of this week, delegates should be able to:


  • Describe the process of triage and initial assessment of the trauma patient in order to identify injuries
  • List common injuries associated with trauma and explain how these can affect the patient including head trauma, uroabdomen, respiratory distress, wounds and fractures
  • Discuss different stabilisation techniques which may be used in the emergency trauma patient
  • Describe the nursing considerations for the trauma patient and how these can be implemented in the care plan


This free sample course will be available immediately following purchase, with unlimited lifetime access and will provide a total of 2 hours of CPD (UK), or 2 points (Australia and New Zealand).


Release date: Jan 2024

1 review for Approach to the Trauma Patient

  1. Samantha Thomas

    Well written and easy to understand

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice <5 years - UK)

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Eleanor Haskey BSc(hons), VTS(ECC) VPAC A1, RVN
Senior ECC Nurse, Royal Veterinary College


Eleanor graduated in 2008 from the University of Bristol with an honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration. She worked as a branch head nurse in a mixed practice in the Midlands for 2 years before returning to the University of Bristol as senior ICU nurse, where she was responsible for the day to day running of the intensive care unit, triaging and assessing emergencies and providing care for critical patients. In 2014 Eleanor transferred to the emergency and critical care centre at the Royal Veterinary College.  Eleanor gained the VTS(ECC) qualification in 2012, and she particularly enjoys trauma, seizures, ventilator cases and haematological disorders


Upon purchase you will be immediately registered to attend the course, with unlimited lifetime access.  The course will consist of one sample module, providing 2 hours of CPD, in the form of a tutorial, a quiz and also a selection of further reading articles.


The course is completely flexible, where all the learning resources are provided immediately – it is designed for you to complete one module per week, but it is completely up to you, how and when you decide to complete the course. You have unlimited lifetime access to all the supportive learning materials, and once you have completed the whole course, a certificate will be automatically generated.


Looking for some further information? – please have a look at our Flexi Online CPD Courses – PDF Guide

CPD Hours

This online course is worth 2 hours of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 2 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 2 CPD points.



This course has been listed as ‘Introduction / Intermediate’ level


All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!


The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:


– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice

Invoice My Practice


Debit or credit card is the preferred payment method

Please ask your practice manager or accounts department to visit the website, register an account in their own name, and during checkout, complete the ‘delegate name’ and ‘delegate email’ sections with your personal details.  We will then register you a personal account on your behalf, and transfer the course booking over to your new personal account.  We will of course email you all the information you need to access this new account and your CPD course.


If you need an invoice and no other payment method is available to you, then please email [email protected] with all the following information:

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