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SICS Events

The 28th SICS Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2019

The 28th Scottish Intensive Care Society ASM is taking place on the 24th and 25th January 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews. A tremendous educational programme of international speakers has been lined up for you including Prof Derek Angus, Prof John Fraser, Prof Stephen Brett, Prof Bronagh Blackwood, Mark Byers and covering topics such as sepsis, ALI, ventilation, icu survivorship, chemical terrorism, new infectious diseases outbreaks and critical care, improving family decisions, weaning and much more.

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SICS Education Meeting 2018

12th & 13th November 2018, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Thanks to everyone who came and made it a fantastic couple of days, we look forward to seeing you next year! Watch this space for more information.

The meeting is open to trainees, consultants, associate specialists, allied health professionals, nursing and students with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine.

The meeting covered a broad range of topics, this year it included:
- Point of care ultrasound in the critically ill

- DAS critical care intubation guidelines 

- Management of the critically ill obese patient

- Recovery following Intensive Care

- Peri-operative medicine for the high risk surgical population and it's influence on critical care services

- Music in the ICU

- HIV in the critically unwell

- Radiology for trauma

- Antibiotic resistance

- SIGSAG update

- Sleep hygiene

- Women in ICU

- Review of the year's key papers

- Pro/Con debate - ICU should be a solo specialty

+ more and there will be trainee case presentations and medical student poster and break out sessions.

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!

  • ASM 2018 networking
  • ASM 2018 Prof Rubenfeld
  • ASM 2018 Dr Puxty
  • ASM 2018 El Presidentes
  • ASM 2018 Dr Terblanche
  • ASM 2018 Prof Bellomo


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/

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