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Intensive Care Medicine

This course has been developed in the UK by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine to provide the knowledge and skills needed for intensive care medicine (ICM), suitable for healthcare professionals working in critical care, including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and pharmacists.

Course Fee: GBP 100 | Code: 227

Learning Objectives

This Intensive Care Medicine online course features dedicated ICM sessions and relevant material from anaesthesia, acute medicine, surgery, radiology, and end-of-life care courses. The content is mapped to UK’s ICM curriculum and COBATRICE – an international programme designed to harmonise Intensive Care Medicine training in Europe and other world regions. 

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Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical students, doctors, nurses, assistants, physiotherapists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

  • time-account-expired-temporary

    Sessions

    This course has 96 sessions

  • Study time

    48 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Contents

Module 1 – Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

    The Operating Theatre Environment
    Basic Science for Novice Trainees
    Anaesthetic Equipment for Novice Trainees
    Preoperative Assessment and Management
    Induction of Anaesthesia and Intraoperative Management
    Postoperative Management
    Critical Incidents and Management of Cardiac Arrest

Module 2 – General Concepts of Intensive Care Medicine

    Identification of the Critically Ill Patient
    Organ Support
    Nutrition and Fluid Therapy
    Analgesia and Sedation
    The Costs and Unwanted Effects of Critical Care
    End of Life Care
    Transfer Medicine

Module 3 – Medicine and Surgery for ICM

    Cardiology
    Endocrinology
    Gastrointestinal
    Haematology
    Immunology
    Neurology
    Obstetrics
    Paediatrics
    Perioperative medicine
    Psychiatry
    Renal
    Respiratory
    Toxicology
    Vascular

Module 4 – Infectious Disease and ICM

    Common Pathogens
    Infectious Diseases
    Sepsis
    Treatment and Control of Infection

Module 5 – Trauma

    Major Incidents
    Trauma Resuscitation
    Traumatic Injuries

Module 6 – Procedures, Monitoring and Investigations in ICM

    Procedures
    Investigations
    Monitoring

Module 7 – Basic Science for ICM

    Anatomy
    Physiology
    Pharmacology
    Physics and Statistics
    Equipment
    Maths and Science

Module 8 – Patient Safety in ICM

    Blood Transfusion
    ‘First Do No Harm’
    Critical Incidents and Emergencies

Module 9 – Non-clinical Topics for ICM

    Research and Audit
    Clinical Governance
    Non-Technical Skills
    The Law and ICM

Module 10 – Self-assessment

    multiple choice questions
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