About this event

  • Date and time Thu 1 Apr 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine

In this webinar, 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 webinar 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.

Lectures include:

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

Webinar topics:

  • 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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Standard pricing available until 01 April 2021.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£36.00 £27.00 £18.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£60.00 £45.00 £30.00

Key speakers

Sue McGowan

Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Speaker's biography

Sue McGowan works as a Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. Her clinical input is mostly with ventilator dependent patients on two neurointensive care units. She co-founded and still co-runs the hospitals’ multi-disciplinary Tracheostomy Team in 2001. She is on the committee of the Tracheostomy Clinical Excellence Network and has lectured nationally and internationally on Speech and Language therapy in neurosciences. She is an RCSLT Advisor in Critical Care and has contributed to and co-authored profession-specific and national guidance documents relating to the care of tracheostomy and neuroscience patients. She completed a MSc in Adult Critical Care at Imperial College London in 2005.



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