About this event

  • Date and time Fri 1 Apr 2022 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • 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 familiarity with a wide range of pathologies. Lectures will be delivered by leading experts on topics ranging from sepsis to neurological emergencies, and workshops led by specialists will develop confidence and competencies with essential equipment to help manage the sickest patients in the hospital. 

This one-day event is a beginner's guide for managing critically ill patients for those who are new to Critical Care or interested in pursuing a career in the field.

During this event you will:

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

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Welcome and introduction

Session one: The theory

What is 'critically ill' and how would I spot it?

Dr Nicholas Mason, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine, Grange University Hospital, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

An update on sepsis and COVID-19

Dr Sam Douthwaite, Consultant, Infectious Diseases and Virology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Comfort break
Pre-hospital care, trauma, neurological emergencies

Dr Mike Slattery, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Acute kidney injury

Dr Marlies Ostermann, Consultant, Nephrology and Intensive Care, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


Session two: The practice

Workshop 1: Point of care ultrasound

Dr Christopher Duncan, Specialist Registrar, Intensive Care Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop 2: Tracheostomy management

Jessica Lipman, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist,  Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Comfort break
Workshop 3: Management of shock: Vasopressors and inotropes

Dr Shahana Uddin, Consultant, Critical Care Medicine, King’s College Hospital, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Brompton Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop 4: Practical aspects of actute NIV

Dr Michael Cheng, Consultant Physician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Closing remarks and end of the webinar



Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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