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SICS Events

The 2017 SICSAG/NRS Critical Care Specialty Group Annual Conference

Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, 7th and 8th September 2017

This two day event presents the world class research and audit being undertaken across Scotland.

Topics include: 

Biomarker Guided Antibiotic Therapy in Critical Care

Family satisfaction in ICU 

Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)

ICU admission decision making

ICU Strain

Combining units: shared learning

For more info and to book, link 

The 27th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2018

The 27th Scottish Intensive Care Society ASM is being held at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews on the 25th & 26th of January 2018. A great programme of international speakers will be coming soon and the social programme will deliver the familiar levels of entertainment and fun. 

Abstracts for presentation may now be submitted with a closing date of Friday 6th October 2017, further info:

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission guidance

Abstract template

Abstract scoring guide

 

The SICS Principles of Intensive Care Training (PICT) Courses

This one-day simulation-based 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, is 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

The course is held in the Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre in Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

The course dates are :

Tuesday 17th October 2017

For more information and to book see flyer

SICS Education Meeting

23rd and 24th November 2017, Teacher Building, Glasgow

The SICS Trainee Committee is proud to announce the return of our successful education meeting.

Open to trainees, consultants, associated specialists, allied health professionals and nursing staff with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine.

Topics (more to be confirmed):

  • Palliative Care in the Critical Care Unit

  • Update on seizure management and management of functional disorders

  • Clinical application of ultrasound in the ICU

  • Interstitial Lung Disease in the ICU

  • Human Factors in Intensive Care Unit

  • Management of Acute Liver Failure

  • Management of complex pneumothorax and other pleural disorders

    Booking expected to open August 2017 register your interest at sicstrainees@gmail.com.  For more infor see flyer

The 26th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2017

The 26th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting took place on the 26th & 27th of January 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews. Was a cracking few days with a great educational and social programme. Photos to follow shortly, see you next year! 

  • ASM 2017 networking
  • ASM 2017 venue

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