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)
  • Front of neck access including percutaneous tracheostomy (anatomy, preparation, 'top end', practical experience)

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 specially created for doctors who manage acutely unwell medical patients requiring a higher level of care than that which can be provided on a ward. A high fidelity learning experience is created through use of state of the art sim-man, actors and trained HDU nurses.

Every parcipant will lead a scenario and will be thoroughly debriefed by the faculty group including critical care and medical consultants. The learning objectives are matched to both the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the General Internal Medicine Curriculum.

This course is aimed at doctors who cover HDU, especially out of hours.

Areas covered include:

  • Management of shock & use of vasopressors
  • Advanced respiratory care & tracheostomies
  • Non-technical skills and team management
  • Escalation decision making and end of life care

Critical Care Airway Simulation 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.