The 27th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2018
The 27th Scottish Intensive Care Society ASM took place on the 25th & 26th of January at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews. Was a cracking few days with informative and challenging talks from all our speakers, thank you! The lively social programme was a hit yet again. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a fantastic few days, photos to follow shortly!
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.