Critical Care Meetings and Courses

Advanced Respiratory Skills

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Critical Care Advanced Respiratory Skills Day is a practical course offering participants knowledge and experience in a range of respiratory skills key to the management of critical illness.

An experienced and diverse faculty drawn from the fields of Critical Care, Respiratory Medicine and Surgery offer lectures and hands-on training in:

  • Fibreoptic bronchoscopy (anatomy, care and manipulation of the bronchoscope, bronchoscopic intervention)
  • Lung and pleural ultrasound (anatomy, knobology, practicalities of ultrasound and intervention)
  • Advanced mechanical ventilation (waveform interpretation, advanced modes, trouble shooting)

The combination a high faculty to participants ratio and the use of high fidelity manequins offers participants extensive opportunity to develop their advanced respiratory critical care skills.

Medical High Dependency Simulation Course

This course has been developed based on the General Internal Medicine curriculum and is aimed at doctors who are expected to cover high dependency areas out of hours. It will cover emergency and life-threatening presentations such as those see on a medical critical care/high dependency unit. Each doctor will have an opportunity to lead a team in diagnosing and managing a patient (a high-fidelity simulated mannequin).

The course is facilitated by critical care consultants and physicians who have a regular role in caring for patients in medical high dependency areas. There will be 4-6 participants per course. It runs from 9am until 5pm. Lunch, tea & coffee are provided.


airway MANagement in Intensive Care (MANIC) Course

This course is specially created for senior registrars who manage airways in critically unwell patients. Scenarios are based around the most challenging airway situations encountered in critical care. We explore the airway approaches and all the non-technical skills required for managing this complex patient group. This session is supported by 2-3 critical care consultants.