Medical Nursing MDT education Courses Special Interest Areas

Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) Course + Intensive Care Simulation

The BASIC course is aimed at teaching participants to rapidly assess seriously ill patients and provide initial treatment and organ support. Developed out of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, this is a 3 day course consisting of lectures, skill stations and tutorials taught by consultants or senior trainees, and half a day of simulation.

The emphasis is on a practical approach to the management of critically ill patients, and is ideal for medical staff with little ICU experience. Senior trainees in other specialities and senior nursing staff are also encouraged to attend. Educational materials include a course textbook and CD-ROM.

The RBWH ICU provides 5 of these courses throughout the year.  For more information, or to register, please visit Clinical Skills Development Centre.

Beyond BASIC Courses

Developed out of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, this is a series of standalone courses aimed at advanced trainees in intensive care medicine. Currently three courses are provided internationally: Airway Management, Mechanical Ventilation, and Nephrology.

The RBWH ICU offers the Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation course.  For more information about upcoming courses or to register, please contact the Department Secretary.

Current Concepts in Critical Care Course

This 2-day course is aimed at advanced trainees in ICU nearing the final CICM Fellowship examination. The principle aim is to provide practical experience in the management of quaternary level sub-specialty patient groups, such as haematology, major trauma, cardiology, renal medicine, and burns.

Ideally this is suited to candidates working in centers where these patient groups are not represented. The inaugural course was held in July 2014 and the first international course was held in Singapore in July 2018.

2017 Faculty and attendees (day 1)

2017 Faculty and attendees (day 1)

Renal workshop 2017

2017 Renal Workshop

2017 Faculty and attendees (day 2)

2017 Faculty and attendees (day 2)

For more information visit the website.

For more information about upcoming courses, please email us.

Transcranial Doppler Monitoring in ICU Course

This 2-day annual course includes a 4 hour morning theory session with an afternoon 4 hour “hands-on” exposure to transcranial doppler assessment each day.

Each participant will have access to a TCD device, with a 2:1 participant : tutor ratio. Stroke outpatients kindly assist during the afternoon sessions, allowing to participants to practice insonation of the entire circle of Willis in patients with cerebro-vascular pathology.

The course is designed for consultants or senior trainees in Intensive Care, Anaesthesia, Neurosurgery, Stroke Medicine, Cardiology and Paediatrics.

This course has run yearly since 2008. The next course will be held on 7-8 February 2019. To register or for more information about future TCD courses, please email us.

Brisbane Intensive Care Medicine Courses

This comprises three components; Data Interpretation in Acute Medicine, The Procedure and Communication Course in Intensive Care, and The Australian Intensive Care Medicine Clinical Refresher Course.

The Data Interpretation course is directed at intensive care, emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery and anaesthesia trainees, and takes the form of lectures on blood gas interpretation, biochemistry, haematology, microbiology, pulmonary function tests, and ventilator waveforms.

The Procedure and Communication Course in Intensive Care involves participating in various procedural and simulation exercises as well as interacting with professional actors on a variety of clinical situations to develop the individual communication skills.

The Australian Intensive Care Medicine Clinical Refresher Course is designed specifically as preparation course for candidates presenting for the final CICM Fellowship examination (adult component).

For more information, please email the BICMC Secretary.