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June 2017
3rd June 2017
Name: Critical Factors - the human factors of critical care
Venue: The Teacher Building
City: Glasgow
Postcode: G1 4DB View Map
Further Information: Download File
Description: Critical Care Events in Scotland and The Scottish Intensive Care Society are pleased to present a symposium on the human factors of critical care medicine. We aim to explore ways to improve individual- and team-performance in critical care medicine whilst drawing on the experiences from experts in the military and sporting worlds.

Topics that will be covered include:

Human factors/team function in emergency care
Avoiding errors
Resuscitation ethics
Communication
Burnout
Leadership
Team-working
Stress Management

Our main guest speaker is Professor Peter Brindley who is a Critical Care Physician at the University of Alberta Hospital, Canada and a Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology and Medical Ethics. He has over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 20 book chapters and over 50 lesser manuscripts covering resuscitation; crisis management; human factors; teamwork and communication. Some are even worth reading!

Additional speakers include:

Dr Tony Bleetman (EM and prehospital medicine, London)
Guy Richardson (Ex-Army Major and Operations Manager for the British Lions)
Jim Fleeting (Director of Scottish Football Association)

This event will include wine and nibbles

4 CPD points have been applied for
 
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.
 
12th June 2017
Name: Scottish Maternal Critical Care Network Annual Educational Meeting
Venue: Dunkeld House Hotel
Address 1: Perthshire
Postcode: PH8 0HX View Map
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Description: The Scottish Maternal Critical Care Network's Annual Educational Meeting with speakers including Kerry Litchfield, Janet Brennand, Niki Walker, Stephen Cole, Helene Marshall and Rebecca Northridge. Topics include an MBRRACE update, Obstetric Critical Care, Cardiac disease, an update on the Scottish Multi-professional Maternity Development Programme, National M & M, trainee presentations and the AGM.

To register: http://www.ed.ac.uk/clinical-sciences/divisionpgdi/anaesthesia/events/scottish-maternal-critical-care-network-annual-edu
 
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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