Critical care: provision of specialised, continuous, multidisciplinary care for patients in a life-threatening, but treatable, condition
Patients within critical care areas include those needing extended post-operative care; support for a single failing organ system and requiring additional respiratory, renal, neurological or dermatological support; support for multi-organ failure and basic respiratory support, or for advanced respiratory support alone. Interventions and monitoring can be complex and invasive.
The diseases and problems that result in admission to critical care are frequently those that are familiar to other general healthcare teams although life on an intensive care unit can be bewildering at first due to the complexity of care and how it is delivered.
The purpose of this course is to help people across the multidisciplinary team develop a higher standard of critical care by providing a solid foundation upon which to build and consolidate knowledge.
The Critical CARE Course is suitable for nursing staff, medical staff and critical care practitioners, and the workshop sessions in particular benefit from the collaborative approach that exists when all these groups working together. It is best suited for those with a basic understanding of critical care.
The course material includes a comprehensive and up to date manual intended as precourse information. The delivered course is 1-day long and consists of small group learning sessions and interactive workshops facilitated by experienced critical care healthcare staff.
The Critical CARE Course was excellent
I think it will also be very useful later down the line for potential interview preparation material. The training day was brilliant and a lot of fun; the teaching in my opinion was very high quality, with the opportunity to be taught by very experienced clinicians in small groups. The atmosphere on the day was very friendly and welcoming, and I was encouraged to take part and ask questions throughout the day. The level of knowledge delivered was pitched at a good level for me, I could keep up with the clinical discussions but also learnt a huge amount.
In addition the day was a great opportunity to meet other local trainees and consultants. There were lots of informal breaks throughout the day, which were a great opportunity for useful career discussions and advice.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone at my level considering a career in critical care and feel privileged to have attended such a well-organised and high-quality teaching course. Thank you!
Sue (Junior Doctor)
I found the course really useful
I’m feeling more confident about starting my ICM module…
I enjoyed the course
Megan (Junior Doctor)
Megan (junior doctor)
I have learnt a lot about basic principles of critical care
I genuinely feel that I have learnt a lot about basic principles of critical care, which can be difficult to pick up on shift when it's busy.
All of the presentations appeared very professional...
Jonny (junior doctor)
A solid basis for other aspects of medicine
Nikita (junior doctor)
The Critical CARE Course is endorsed by the Intensive Care Society