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Basic Course 2018-02-08T10:39:57+00:00

Two day course, held in April and November consisting of lectures, skill stations and tutorials taught by Intensive Care specialists, with an emphasis on a practical approach to management of critically ill patients

  • Course textbook, mailed to participants prior to the course
  • CD-ROM containing electronic tutorial/lectures
  • Course textbook, mailed to participants prior to the course
  • CD-ROM containing electronic tutorial/lectures

Target audience

  • Junior ICU doctors with little ICU experience
  • Senior trainees in Anaesthesia & ICU
  • Senior ICU nurses

Topics

Not all topics will be covered in all courses

  • airway management
  • acute respiratory failure
  • mechanical ventilation
    • basics
    • common modes
    • settings
    • troubleshooting
    • specific conditions
  • haemodynamic monitoring
  • management of shock
  • severe sepsis
  • interpretation of arterial blood gases
  • transport of critically ill patients
  • severe trauma
  • neurological emergencies
  • oliguria & acute renal failure
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • arrhythmias
  • nutrition
  • sedation and analgesia
  • venous thromboembolic disease
  • stress ulceration
  • cardiovascular and respiratory physiology
  • poisoning
  • cardiac disease
  • metabolic & electrolyte disturbances

 

The April BASIC course has reached maximum capacity and applications are now closed. The next BASIC course will be held in November 2018.

Please note that as the course is extremely popular priority is given to Anaesthesia and ICU trainees.

There are 36 places on each course with 6 places allocated to Interns and 6 Places allocated to Senior ICU Nurses.