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SICS Events

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 fantastic programme of international speakers including Rinaldo Bellomo, Paul Dark, Gordon Rubenfeld, Marius Terblanche, Mike Grocott and many more has been organised with a social programme that never fails to deliver.

For full programme and to book your place.


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.

For more information and to book see https://scschf.org/courses/

SICS Education Meeting

The very successful 2017 SICS Education Meeting ran on the 23rd and 24th of November at the Teacher Building in Glasgow. 

Topics covered included:

  • 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

The meeting will run again in November 2018 and is open to trainees, consultants, associated specialists, allied health professionals and nursing staff with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine.

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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