Experts in Critical Care will give you the core knowledge and skills to identify and manage critically ill patients.
Critical Care demands a familiarity with a wide range of pathologies. Lectures will be delivered by leading experts on topics ranging from sepsis to neurological emergencies, and workshops will provide hands-on practical experience to develop confidence and competencies with essential equipment to help manage the sickest patients in the hospital.
This one-day meeting is a beginners guide for managing the critically ill patient for those who are new to Critical Care or interested in pursuing a career in the field.
What is critically ill and how would I spot it? - Dr Nicholas Mason, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Gwent Hospital
Acute Kidney Injury - Dr Marlies Ostermann, Consultant in Nephrology and Intensive Care, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust
Non-invasive ventilation – Dr Michelle Ramsay, Consultant in Respiratory and Ventilatory Medicine, Lane Fox Unit St Thomas’ Hospital
Tracheostomy management – Susan McGowan, Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
- To develop an approach to recognise the critically ill patient.
- To deepen understanding of the central premises in managing the critically ill patient.
- To consolidate physiological principles and how to apply them when treating a critically unwell patient.
- To be able to manage key medical emergencies including septic shock, acute kidney injury and acute neurological conditions.
- To learn and refine essential critical care practical skills including complications.
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