About this event

  • Date and time Thu 4 Apr 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Critical Care

This one day meeting is a beginners guide for managing the critically ill patient. It is tailored for all trainees interested in or new to intensive care.

Hear a series of important talks from experienced intensivists and physicians embracing core topics in critical care and practical hands-on small group interactive workshops covering essential practical knowledge to manage a critically ill patient on the ward.  

The morning will be a series of theory lectures delivered by expert critical care consultants. 

During the afternoon session, attendees will rotate around four practical workshops. 

  • To develop core skills for the expert recognition of the critically ill patient. 
  • To be able to apply crucial theoretical principles to the management of the critically ill patient. 
  • To learn key practical clinical skills which are important in the management of the critically ill patient. 

You will:

  • Develop an approach to recognise the critically ill patient. 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the central premises in managing the critically ill patient.
  • Learn to consolidate physiological principles and how to apply them when treating a critically unwell patient. 
  • Manage key medical emergencies including septic shock, acute renal failure and acute neurological conditions. 
  • Learn and refine essential critical care practical skills including complications.

Key speakers

Dr Nicholas Mason

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Gwent Hospital.

Speaker's biography

Dr Mason will be talking about "What is 'critically ill' and how would I spot it?".

Professor Mervyn Singer

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London.

Speaker's biography

Professor Singer will be giving "An update on sepsis".

Dr Steph Cattlin

Consultant in Critical Care, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Speaker's biography

Dr Cattlin will be talking about "Neurological emergencies".

Dr Marlies Ostermann

Consultant in Nephrology and Intensive Care at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital.

Speaker's biography

Dr Ostermann will be talking about "Acute Kidney Injury".

Dr Michelle Ramsay

Consultant in Respiratory and Ventilatory Medicine, Lane Fox Unit St Thomas' Hospital.

Speaker's biography

Dr Ramsay will be talking about "Non-invasive ventilation".

Susan McGowan

Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Speaker's biography

Susan will be talking about "Tracheostomy management".

Dr Nishita Desai

Intensive Care Medicine registrar, London Deanery.

Speaker's biography

Dr Desai will be talking about "Tracheostomy management".

Dr Shahana Uddin

Consultant Intensivist, Anaesthetist and Major Trauma, King's College Hospital.

Speaker's biography

Dr Uddin will be talking about "Inotropes and vasopressors".

Dr Denise Gomez

Anaesthetic Trainee, London .

Speaker's biography

Dr Gomez will be talking about "Human factors".

Agenda

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Registration and tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
What is 'critically ill' and how would I spot it?

Dr Nicholas Mason, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Gwent Hospital

An update on Sepsis

Professor Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London

Tea and coffee break
Neurological emergencies

Dr Steph Cattlin, Consultant in Critical Care, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Acute Kidney Injury

Dr Marlies Ostermann, Consultant in Nephrology and Intensive Care, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital

Presentation by Critical Care Medicine student elective prize winner

Speaker to be announced

Lunch
Workshop 1 Non-invasive ventilation

Dr Michelle Ramsay, Consultant in Respiratory and Ventilatory Medicine, Lane Fox Unit St Thomas' Hospital

Workshop 2 Tracheostomy management

Ms Susan McGowan, Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Tea and coffee break
Workshop 3 - Inotropes and vasopressors

Dr Shahana Uddin, Consultant Intensivist, Anaesthetist and Major Trauma, King’s College Hospital

Workshop 4 - Human factors

Dr Denise Gomez, Anaesthetic Trainee London

Closing remarks and completion of evaluation forms
Drinks reception

Open to all, an opportunity to network and discuss careers in critical care

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom