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Module 1 – Behavioral Competencies in ICU

Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, especially at times of uncertainty and apprehensions in the work environment. It is therefore understandable, that, clinicians experience stress, burnouts and worries while working in a hospital especially in the Intensive Care Units...

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Module 2 – Update on Essential Training and Infection Control

All Clinicians working in ICU are expected to have current knowledge of Basic and Advanced Life Care Skills guidelines to revive unresponsive and cardiac arrest patients. This concept is linked with the ability to modify the techniques by keeping abreast with recent advances in this field...

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Module 3 – Pharmacology of ICU and AI

A substantial fraction of the budget of the hospital pharmacy is consumed by ICU therapeutic agents. Critically ill patients are routinely provided a multitude of medicines for maintaining mechanical ventilation, vital parameters, analgesia and sedation to prevent pain and anxiety...

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Module 4 – Sepsis and COVID-19 Update

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, due to the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has caused a worldwide sudden and substantial increase in hospitalizations for pneumonia with multiorgan disease. COVID-19 can cause sepsis by triggering a response from the immune system, leading to increased...

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Module 5 – Assessment and Interpretation

The physiological response to critical illness is strongly linked to patient outcome. The ultimate aim of monitoring, ICU scores, understanding ABG, ECG and Imaging in the critically ill is to assist in the prevention or treatment of organ dysfunction and cellular injury by optimizing the supply of oxygen to the tissues...

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Module 6 – Invasive Procedures in ICU and Management of Common Emergencies

A variety of invasive lines are used in clinical practice today such as dialysis lines, Hickman lines and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC lines). The decision to insert a central and arterial line is made to facilitate more accurate and responsive monitoring...

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Module 7 – Management of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Emergencies

Cardiopulmonary emergencies and symptoms are one of the most common reasons for patients’ attendance in any ICU. Symptoms are either related to true disorders or mimic cardiopulmonary problems. It becomes very difficult at times to differentiate between them. Many symptoms which mimic the problem may be....

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Module 8 – Advanced Pulmonary Procedures in Critical Care

Airway management is a fundamental skill for every clinician and often be the difference between life and death in critical situations. In various large studies of patients with COVID-19 to date, rates of invasive mechanical ventilation among patients admitted to ICUs range from 30% – 90%. Better understanding of Oxygen therapy...

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Module 9 – Advanced Care in ICU and ECMO

The importance of ECMO, along with renal replacement therapies like PD, HD or CRRT has gained central importance while managing COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilation in the ICU. The ECMO machine replaces the function of the heart and lungs. Typically, people are supported by an ECMO machine...

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Module 10 – Special Concerns and Care outside of ICU

The implication of providing advance high-quality critical care does not change with the location of the patient. Whether we are working in ED, ICU, Ambulance or out of hospital such as providing emergency care in a high-speed sports events, the responsibilities remain the same.

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