BASIC              

Dates & Venues:    

Please note the courses shown below indicate upcoming BASIC courses only. Return to departmental website click here.




What is it?

BASIC is a short course, usually held over 2 days, which covers essential and fundamental aspects of Intensive Care.

What topics are covered?

  • airway management
  • acute respiratory failure
  • mechanical ventilation
    • basics
    • common modes
    • settings
    • troubleshooting
    • specific conditions
  • haemodynamic monitoring
  • management of shock
  • severe sepsis
  • interpretation of arterial blood gases
  • transport of critically ill patients
  • severe trauma
  • neurological emergencies
  • oliguria & acute renal failure
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • arrhythmias
  • nutrition
  • sedation and analgesia
  • venous thromboembolic disease
  • stress ulceration
  • cardiovascular and respiratory physiology
  • metabolic & electrolyte disturbances

Since 2004 courses have been held in approximately 50 countries