Module 1 provides an overview and introduction to anaesthesia. It is particularly suited to a doctor undertaking the first 3 months of an attachment to anaesthesia during stage 1 training. The topic areas covered are:
- The Operating Theatre Environment
- Basic Science for Novice Trainees
- Anaesthetic Equipment for Novice Trainees
- Preoperative Assessment and Management
- Induction of Anaesthesia and Intraoperative Management
- Postoperative Management
- Critical Incidents and Management of Cardiac Arrest
Module 2 provides an overview of the general aspects of clinical intensive care medicine that are not specific to a particular disease or patient group. The topic areas covered are:
- Identification of the Critically Ill patient
- Organ Support
- Nutrition and fluid therapy
- Analgesia and Sedation
- The costs and unwanted effects of critical care
- End of Life Care
- Transfer medicine
Module 3 describes the wide spectrum of disease that presenting to a critical care unit. An overview of pathologies is presented, which have been classified by medical and surgical specialty.
- Perioperative medicine
Module 4 provides an overview of the prevention, and treatment of infectious disease within intensive care medicine. The syndrome of sepsis and common disease states caused by infection are described. An overview is also provided of common causative pathogens encountered in intensive care medicine.
- Common pathogens
- Infectious Diseases
- Treatment and control of infection
Module 5 provides an introduction to the management of trauma, and an overview of traumatic injuries.
- Major Incidents
- Trauma Resuscitation
- Traumatic Injuries
Module 6 gives a practical overview of common procedures within critical care. It also includes resources to aid in the interpretation of commonly requested investigations, including imaging studies. Monitoring is discussed, both from a general viewpoint but also more specifically with regards to monitoring the cardiovascular system and intracranial pressure.
Module 7 concerns patient safety. Critical incidents and emergencies are covered, as are safe blood transfusion, prescribing and procedures. Situations which may result in an unsafe critical care environment are also addressed.
- Blood Transfusion
- "First do no harm"
- Critical Incidents and Emergencies
Module 8 gives an introduction to the non-clinical aspects of intensive care medicine. The topic areas covered are:
- Research and Audit
- Clinical Governance
- Non-Technical Skills
- The Law and ICM
Module 9 provides a collection of MCQs associated with the content found in modules 1-9.
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