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April 2017
27th to
28th April 2017
Name: 14th Annual Critical Care Symposium
Venue: Manchester Town Hall
City: Manchester
Contact: ct.veerappan@gmail.com
Further Information: Download File
Description: A packed 2 day symposium covering a broad spectrum of Critical Care topics with an impressive international faculty.

To register online, please visit http://www.hartleytaylor-registration.co.uk/hartley/uacregistration.aspx
 
27th to
28th April 2017
Name: 7th Ultrasound in Acute Care
Venue: Manchester Central Library
City: Manchester
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Description: Two day course with ample hands on experience in Ultrasound aimed at Trainees, SAS doctors and Consultants in Acute Care Medicine, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine and others interested in ultrasound.

To register online, please visit http://www.hartleytaylor-registration.co.uk/hartley/uacregistration.aspx
 
27th April 2017
Name: 2017 SICSAG Spring Meeting
Venue: Murrayshall Hotel
Address 1: Scone
City: Perth
Postcode: PH2 7PH View Map
Contact: NSS.sicsag@nhs.net
Contact Phone: (0131) 275 6555
Further Information: Download File
Description: The SICSAG Spring Meeting is on Thursday 27th of April 2017.

Topics include:

Ward Watcher Training

Breakout sessions on how to get the most from Ward Watcher:
• ACP Page
• HAI Page
• Search & Reports

eSICSAG
Update from STAG (Trauma Group) about the development of eSTAG –
the future for eSICSAG

SICSAG Update

What’s happening in SICSAG

The chance to meet with others from around Scotland to share experiences and improvements.
 
May 2017
12th May 2017
Name: Managing difficult conversations
Venue: Royal Infirmay of Edinburgh
City: Edinburgh
Contact: Scott McNeil
Further Information: Download File
Description: The Trainees Group of SICS are organising a study day aimed at senior trainees (ST6 and above) and consultants within the first two years of practice and focusing on communication skills and in particular, the difficult conversations that can occur in clinical practice. They have arranged an external agency (Courage to manage) to facilitate the session, booked for 12th May 2017 at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.

Please contact any member of the trainees group, or Scott McNeill directly (scottmcneill@nhs.net) for further information or to book a place. Places are limited so early booking is advised.
 
June 2017
6th June 2017
Name: SICS Principles of Intensive Care Training Course
Venue: The Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre
Address 1: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Contact: fv-uhb.scschf@nhs.net
Further Information: Download File
Description: This one-day course, which is suitable for FY2, Year 1/2 ACCS and CT 1/2 trainees in acute specialties, ACCPs and experienced ICU or HDU nurses, has been designed to help you to recognise, assess and manage acutely ill adults who require critical care.

Topics covered in the course include:

• Assessment and initial management of the critically ill adult
• Emergency airway management
• Respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation
• Shock, invasive monitoring and circulatory support
• Acute brain injury
• Severe sepsis and septic shock


• Clinical human factors
• Team working and communication
• Clinical decision making
• Critical events in the ventilated patient
 
8th to
9th June 2017
Name: UK Critical Care Research Forum
City: Birmingham
Further Information: Download File
Description: The two day UK Critical Care Research Forum is being held in Birmingham on the 8th and 9th of June.
 
16th June 2017
Name: Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV) UK Meeting
Venue: ST Thomas' Hospital
City: London
Further Information: Download File
Description: The HMV UK Meeting provides a multi-disciplinary network for established clinicians and healthcare professionals that are either caring for patients dependent on home mechanical ventilation, or that have an interest in continual care using highly advanced specialist technologies. The meeting offers an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the latest advances in the management of children and
adults with chronic respiratory failure.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
• Complex home ventilation
• Weaning processes
• Critical care
• Specialist home ventilation units
 
October 2017
17th October 2017
Name: SICS Principles of Intensive Care Training Course
Venue: The Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre
Address 1: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Contact: fv-uhb.scschf@nhs.net
Further Information: Download File
Description: This one-day course, which is suitable for FY2, Year 1/2 ACCS and CT 1/2 trainees in acute specialties, ACCPs and experienced ICU or HDU nurses, has been designed to help you to recognise, assess and manage acutely ill adults who require critical care.

Topics covered in the course include:

• Assessment and initial management of the critically ill adult
• Emergency airway management
• Respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation
• Shock, invasive monitoring and circulatory support
• Acute brain injury
• Severe sepsis and septic shock


• Clinical human factors
• Team working and communication
• Clinical decision making
• Critical events in the ventilated patient
 

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