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BASIC for Nurses, Hong Kong, November 2014
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BASIC
BASIC DHS
BASIC for Nurses
BASIC Patient Safety
Beyond BASIC
Not so BASIC
Paediatric BASIC
Very BASIC
FCCS
S-BEL

BASIC collaboration

The BASIC collaboration is an informal grouping of Intensive Care specialists with an interest in the development and dissemination of teaching material. This material is produced primarily in the form of short courses focusing on different topics or groups of students/professionals working with severely ill patients.

All material is provided free of charge (in an electronic format) to appropriately trained professionals who wish to run courses.

Since 2004 courses have been held in approximately 50 countries

Red markers represent cities in which courses have been held.

Currently available courses

Acute care

  • Very BASIC
    • Acute care for medical students and interns
  • BASIC4NOW
    • Acute care for nurses on the wards (non-ICU)
  • BASIC DHS
    • BASIC for developing healthcare systems
    • Revision in collaboration with Medicins sans Frontieres, Paris

Intensive Care

  • BASIC for Nurses
    • For novice ICU and HDU nurses
  • BASIC
    • Basic Assessment & Support in Intensive Care
    • For junior medical trainees in ICU and experienced ICU nurses
  • Beyond BASIC
    • For advanced medical trainees in ICU and as a refresher for ICU specialists
    • Mechanical Ventilation: beyond BASIC
    • Intensive Care Nephrology: beyond BASIC
      • Developed in association with the European Society of Intensive Care
    • Airway management: beyond BASIC
  • Paediatric BASIC
    • For junior medical trainees in PICU and experienced PICU nurses

Patient Safety

  • BASIC Patient Safety
    • Patient safety for all clinical healthcare professionals and students
    • Developed with the support of the CUHK Knowledge Transfer Fund

Courses under development

  • BASIC DHS for Nurses

Course material

All courses consist of a course manual for pre-reading, pre-course "open book" MCQ test, skill stations and post course MCQs. All courses, except Very BASIC, also include short lectures designed to demonstrate how to apply knowledge acquired from the course manual to clinical practice or designed to clarify complex issues. In Very BASIC lectures are replaced by interactive e-learning and learning is reinforced by a smartphone app.

The course material undergoes continuous revision and improvement, at least annually, and often more frequently.

Endorsements

  • BASIC has been endorsed by:
    • Asian Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine
    • College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia & New Zealand
    • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
    • Indian Society of Intensive Care Medicine
    • International Pan-Arab Critical Care Medicine Society
    • World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine Societies
  • Mechanical Ventilation: beyond BASIC is endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Intensive Care Nephrology: beyond BASIC was developed in association with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
  • BASIC DHS has been endorsed by the World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine Societies

Course venues and dates

BASIC courses

Paeds BASIC courses

BASIC for Nurses

Beyond BASIC courses

Mechanical ventilation

Intensive Care Nephrology