Nursing Studies

Free online course in COVID-19 Critical Care

Learn the principles and practice of critical care to treat and care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

44,000 learners from 197 countries have already taken this short online course to learn the principles and practice of critical care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This free education resource teaches the daily practice for critical care patients with or without COVID-19, and how to apply ventilation and organ support principles to a critically ill COVID-19 patient. Our module on how to facilitate emotional and physical wellbeing in this high-stress, high-risk environment has been highly valued by learners. 

This course has been designed for frontline clinical staff, including a wide range of healthcare professionals in acute care, from many different clinical speciality backgrounds. The information in the course will support those refreshing critical care knowledge and skills, newly qualified practitioners, those who are upskilling, and those returning to acute clinical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learners can view the materials most relevant to their work from any section of the course: there is no need to follow the week-by-week structure of the resource.   

Visit FutureLearn to find out more and sign up!