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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.
 
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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