RNSH ICU Interprofessional Education Calendar 2021

All courses are interprofessional and designed for ICU nurses and doctors to attend. Please ensure you consider the prerequisites before applying.

Most closing dates are 3 months before the course so that time off or study leave can be organised before the nursing rosters are published 4 weeks in advance.

Unless otherwise stated, all applications to be made via email to NSLHD-RNS-IcuEduTeam@health.nsw.gov.au - please send a separate email for each course

In your email state the following:

Applicants are responsible for organising appropriate leave for workshops with their relevant manager.

Failure to attend a workshop without notice may have implications for future study leave requests or workshop application

February 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

17/2/2021

SLICE

RNSH ICU Only

Nurses: Step 1, Current ALS.

Desirable BTF-Tier 3- HARTT

Doctors: Critical Care RMO, ICU BT and above

Simulated learning in intensive care emergencies (SLICE) is a training day for ICU nurses and doctors. It offers a fully immersive simulation training during 4 major scenarios. With a special emphasis on crisis resources management. This course is very popular so get your requests in ASAP.

RNSH ICU Nursing staff

28/12/2020

23/2/2021

SLICE

RNSH ICU Only

Nurses: Step 1, Current ALS.

Desirable BTF-Tier 3- HARTT

Doctors: Critical Care RMO, ICU BT and above

Simulated learning in intensive care emergencies (SLICE) is a training day for ICU nurses and doctors. It offers a fully immersive simulation training during 4 major scenarios. With a special emphasis on crisis resources management. This course is very popular so get your requests in ASAP.

RNSH ICU Nursing staff

28/12/2020

March 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

2/3/2021

ECMO Course

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, Intermediate ventilation workshop and current ALS certification.

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

The ECMO course is for doctors and nurses who will care for patients receiving ECMO. The course covers cannulation, VA and VV ECMO theory, circuit familiarisation, daily “housekeeping” care for patients on ECMO, troubleshooting of common ECMO issues and emergencies, simulation training.

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

10/01/2021

09/03/2021

End of life

RNSH ICU Only

Nurses: Step 1

Doctor: Critical Care SRMO and above

The EOL course

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

10/01/2021

10/03/2021

National Institute Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)

RNSH ICU Only

Nurses: Step 1

Doctor: Critical Care SRMO and above

The NIHSS course is for doctors and nurses who will care for ICH, aSAH and ischaemic stroke patients. The course covers a brief overview of thrombolysis, ECR, cranial nerve assessment, RNSH ICU NIHSS guideline and escalation process, NIHSS assessment and credentialing process, Practical NIHSS assessment on ventilated and non-ventilated patients.

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

10/01/2021

17/3/2020

Intermediate Ventilation Workshop

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

To further develop an understanding of mechanical ventilation terminology, principles of breath delivery and modes of invasive and non invasive ventilation. This course is a mix of lectures and 4 small group sessions: chest xray interpretation, weaning mechanical ventilation, understanding the physiological effects of positive end expiratory pressure, and techniques in bag mask ventilation.

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

10/01/2021

23/03/21

Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support (CALS)

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Cardiothoracic RNs Only, Current ALS

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above, Cardiothoracics Trainees

All: Completion of elearning www.calselearning.com

CALS is a one-day course covering key management aspects of the deteriorating and arresting patient following cardiac surgery. These include: systematic assessment, the CALS 5 Point Plan, the CALS Protocol, teamwork, airway management, emergency pacing and pacemaker troubleshooting, emergency resternotomy.

The course is a mix of lectures, small group sessions, skills training and simulation scenarios. Access to pre-course online learning and a course handbook are included in the course

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

10/01/2021

2 day course

25/03/21 - 26/03/21

Critical Care Airway Management Course (CCAM)

Open to external delegates

Nurses: CNS or above in ICU/ED/Anaes/Pre-Hosp

Doctors: SRMO/Trainee/ Specialist ICU/ED/Anaes/Pre-Hosp with minimum 3/12 Anaesthesia

CCAM is a 2-day, practical, hands-on course covering all aspects of advanced airway management in critical care. The course consists of interactive discussions and skills stations with expert Faculty, followed by fully immersive high-fidelity simulation scenarios with expert debriefing. CCAM has been endorsed by the College of Intensive Care Medicine as fulfilling the requirements for the Transition year ‘difficult airway course’, and by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists as a ‘Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate’ (CICO) course.

**RNSH CNS or above - scholarship places are available - see your CNE**

Doctors book at www.ccam.net.au/registration

Scholarship places available

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

10/1/2021

30/03/21

Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support (CALS)

RNSH ICU only

Nurse\

s: Cardiothoracic RNs Only, Current ALS

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above, Cardiothoracics Trainees

All: Completion of elearning www.calselearning.com

CALS is a one-day course covering key management aspects of the deteriorating and arresting patient following cardiac surgery. These include: systematic assessment, the CALS 5 Point Plan, the CALS Protocol, teamwork, airway management, emergency pacing and pacemaker troubleshooting, emergency resternotomy.

The course is a mix of lectures, small group sessions, skills training and simulation scenarios. Access to pre-course online learning and a course handbook are included in the course

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

10/01/2021

April 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

14/4/2021

Tracheostomy Training Day

RNSH only

All staff caring for patients with tracheostomy/ laryngectomy

Explore the principles of management of patients with tracheostomy/laryngectomy. Interactive talks, workshops and simulation sessions cover all aspects of patient care, emergencies, and the role of speech pathology, physiotherapy, ENT, ICU and the Tracheostomy Team.
Doctors book by email to: NSLHD-RNS-TracheostomyTeam@health.nsw.gov.au

Nursing book by email to:NSLHD-RNS-IcuEduTeam@health.nsw.gov.au

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

7/2/2021

20/04/2021

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)- Workshop

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, ICU CRRT learning package

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

All: Completion of elearning and CRRT Learning Package. Please see CNE to have elearning transferred onto your personal USB

Develop an understanding of the principles and modes of CRRT, anticoagulation and care of the critically ill patient receiving CRRT.This course is a mix of lectures and 4 small group sessions: setup and troubleshooting of the Fresenius multiFiltratePRO dialysis machine and vascath management considerations.

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

7/2/2021

27/4/2021 and 28/4/2020

(2 day course)

Basic Assessment & Support in Intensive Care (BASIC)

Doctors (PGY2 and above) with little ICU experience

BASIC is an internationally recognised 2 day course, which is required for all trainees of the College Of Intensive Care Medicine. The 2 day face-to-face course is an introduction to all aspects of Intensive Care medicine and is complemented by a thorough course manual and pre and post course MCQ exams. Click the link below for more information and to register:

https://www.aic.cuhk.edu.hk/basic/courses_ad.php?country=Australia

Places are limited however a second course will also run in September (see September section of the education calendar)

29/04/2021

End of life

RNSH ICU Only

Nurses: Step 1

Doctor: Critical Care SRMO and above

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

07/02/2021

May 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

11/05/2021

ICU Burns Course

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, Intermediate ventilation workshop and current ALS certification. Registered nurses working in General ICU

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

Develop an understanding of caring for a patient with burn injuries in intensive care. Content covered includes burns resuscitation, ventilating burns patients, inhalation injury and airway burns, burn injury grading, debriding, grafting, wound management, psychosocial aspects of burns care, nutrition and pain management. The course is delivered as lectures, small group skills stations and a panel discussion

07/03/2021

June 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

02/06/2021

Mental Health in ICU

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, Intermediate ventilation workshop and current ALS certification.

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

Participants will gain an understanding of common mental health presentations to ICU such as schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, anxiety/depression and bipolar disorder, their pathophysiology and management. The course will include pharmacology as it relates to ICU, behaviour/aggression management and de-escalation techniques, a discussion on the legalities of the MHA and how to accurately document a mental health assessment in the ICU environment. The course will also explore the topics of drug and alcohol and chronic pain. The course will include a session on managing our own mental health in ICU. This course will be specific to the mental health presentations/issues we commonly see in ICU.

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

04/04/2021

17/06/2021

Tracheostomy Training Day

RNSH Staff caring for patients with tracheostomy/ laryngectomy

Nursing: Step 1

Explore the principles of management of patients with tracheostomy/laryngectomy. Interactive talks, workshops and simulation sessions cover all aspects of patient care, emergencies, and the role of speech pathology, physiotherapy, ENT, ICU and the Tracheostomy Team.
Doctors book by email to: NSLHD-RNS-TracheostomyTeam@health.nsw.gov.au

Nursing book by email to:NSLHD-RNS-IcuEduTeam@health.nsw.gov.au

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

04/04/2021

July 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

07/07/2021

Maternity Care in ICU

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, Intermediate ventilation workshop and current ALS certification.

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

Participants will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge in the management of ante-partum and post-partum mothers who require management in the Intensive Care. This will include an understanding of common maternity crises such as post-partum haemorrhage, pre-eclampsia, HELP syndrome, HITTS. Practical skills will include lactation, fundus checks, pad checks, intra-uterine balloon management.

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

02/05/2021

3 day course

7/7/2021 -

9/7/2021

RNSH Burns Management Series

Nursing: Step 1, RNs in general ICU Pods only

Participants will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge which is relevant and applicable to everyday practice. Topics include: Pathophysiology of Burns; First Aid and Transfer Guidelines; Burn depth Assessment; Calculating Total Body Surface Area Burnt; Emergency and Minor Burn Wound Management; Inhalation Injury; Chemical and Electrical Burns; Surgical Intervention and Cultured Skin and skin substitutes.

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

02/05/2021

21/7/2021 and 22/7/2021

(2 day course)

Basic Assessment & Support in Intensive Care (BASIC)

Doctors (PGY2 and above) with little ICU experience

BASIC is an internationally recognised 2 day course, which is required for all trainees of the College Of Intensive Care Medicine. The 2 day face-to-face course is an introduction to all aspects of Intensive Care medicine and is complemented by a thorough course manual and pre and post course MCQ exams. Click the link below for more information and to register:

https://www.aic.cuhk.edu.hk/basic/courses_ad.php?country=Australia

Places are limited however a second course will also run in September (see September section of the education calendar)

August 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

05/08/2021 06/08/2021

Neuro resus

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, Intermediate ventilation workshop and current ALS certification.

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

A 2 day course designed to help doctors and nurses improve patient care in neurological emergencies. The course covers neurological emergencies in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), traumatic brain injury (TBI), elevated ICP, seizures, spinal cord injury (SCI), intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), stroke and clot retrieval, CNS infection, COMA and palliative neurocritical care. The course is a mix of classroom lectures and simulated learning.

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

30/05/2021

10/8/2021

ECMO Course

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, Intermediate ventilation workshop and current ALS certification.

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

The ECMO course is for doctors and nurses who will care for patients receiving ECMO. The course covers cannulation, VA and VV ECMO theory, circuit familiarisation, daily “housekeeping” care for patients on ECMO, troubleshooting of common ECMO issues and emergencies, simulation training.

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

27/06/2021

17/8/2021

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)- Workshop

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, ICU CRRT learning package

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

All: Completion of elearning and CRRT Learning Package. Please see CNE to have elearning transferred onto your personal USB

Develop an understanding of the principles and modes of CRRT, anticoagulation and care of the critically ill patient receiving CRRT.This course is a mix of lectures and 3 small group sessions: setup and troubleshooting of the Fresenius multiFiltratePRO dialysis machine and vascath management considerations.

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

27/6/2021

23/8/2021 - 27/08/2021

RNSH Spinal Series

Nurses: completion of Step 1

If you are a health care professional who treats or manages patients with spinal cord injury at any stage throughout the life span, then this course will enhance your ability to provide evidence based practice through skill and knowledge development.

This 5 day course offers a comprehensive and interactive learning experience. It provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of the patient with a spinal cord injury, from the time of injury across the acute, rehabilitation and community reintegration phases. Long term issues, complications and current research will also be presented

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

27/06/2021

31/8/2021

Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support (CALS)

Open to external delegates

Nurses: Cardiothoracic RNs Only, Current ALS

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above, Cardiothoracics Trainees

All: Completion of elearning www.calselearning.com

CALS is a one-day course covering key management aspects of the deteriorating and arresting patient following cardiac surgery. These include: systematic assessment, the CALS 5 Point Plan, the CALS Protocol, teamwork, airway management, emergency pacing and pacemaker troubleshooting, emergency resternotomy.

The course is a mix of lectures, small group sessions, skills training and simulation scenarios. Access to pre-course online learning and a course handbook are included in the course.

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

27/06/2021

September 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

2 day course

02/09/21 – 03/09/21

Critical Care Airway Management Course (CCAM)

Open to external delegates

Nurses: CNS or above in ICU/ED/Anaes/Pre-Hosp

Doctors: SRMO/Trainee/ Specialist ICU/ED/Anaes/Pre-Hosp with minimum 3/12 Anaesthesia

CCAM is a 2-day, practical, hands-on course covering all aspects of advanced airway management in critical care. The course consists of interactive discussions and skills stations with expert Faculty, followed by fully immersive high-fidelity simulation scenarios with expert debriefing. CCAM has been endorsed by the College of Intensive Care Medicine as fulfilling the requirements for the Transition year ‘difficult airway course’, and by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists as a ‘Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate’ (CICO) course.

**RNSH CNS or above - scholarship places are available - see your CNE**

Book at www.ccam.net.au/registration

Scholarship places available

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

27/06/2021

15/9/2021

Intermediate Ventilation Workshop

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

To further develop an understanding of mechanical ventilation terminology, principles of breath delivery and modes of invasive and non invasive ventilation. This course is a mix of lectures and 4 small group sessions: chest xray interpretation, weaning mechanical ventilation, understanding the physiological effects of positive end expiratory pressure, and techniques in bag mask ventilation.

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

27/06/2021

23/9/2021

Tracheostomy Training Day

RNSH only

All staff caring for patients with tracheostomy/ laryngectomy

Explore the principles of management of patients with tracheostomy/laryngectomy. Interactive talks, workshops and simulation sessions cover all aspects of patient care, emergencies, and the role of speech pathology, physiotherapy, ENT, ICU and the Tracheostomy Team.
Doctors book by email to: NSLHD-RNS-TracheostomyTeam@health.nsw.gov.au

Nursing book by email to:NSLHD-RNS-IcuEduTeam@health.nsw.gov.au

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

27/06/2021

October 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

13/10/2021

National Institute Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)

RNSH ICU Only

Nurses: Step 1

Doctor: Critical Care SRMO and above

The NIHSS course is for doctors and nurses who will care for ICH, aSAH and ischaemic stroke patients. The course covers a brief overview of thrombolysis, ECR, cranial nerve assessment, RNSH ICU NIHSS guideline and escalation process, NIHSS assessment and credentialing process, Practical NIHSS assessment on ventilated and non-ventilated patients.

RNSH ICU

Nursing staff

22/08/2021

November 2021

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

23/11/2021

Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support (CALS)

Open to external delegates

Nurses: Cardiothoracic RNs Only, Current ALS

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above, Cardiothoracics Trainees

All: Completion of elearning www.calselearning.com

CALS is a one-day course covering key management aspects of the deteriorating and arresting patient following cardiac surgery. These include: systematic assessment, the CALS 5 Point Plan, the CALS Protocol, teamwork, airway management, emergency pacing and pacemaker troubleshooting, emergency resternotomy.

The course is a mix of lectures, small group sessions, skills training and simulation scenarios. Access to pre-course online learning and a course handbook are included in the course.

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

19/09/2021

2 day course

25/11/20 – 26/11/20

Critical Care Airway Management Course (CCAM)

Open to external delegates

Nurses: CNS or above in ICU/ED/Anaes/Pre-Hosp

Doctors: SRMO/Trainee/ Specialist ICU/ED/Anaes/Pre-Hosp with minimum 3/12 Anaesthesia

CCAM is a 2-day, practical, hands-on course covering all aspects of advanced airway management in critical care. The course consists of interactive discussions and skills stations with expert Faculty, followed by fully immersive high-fidelity simulation scenarios with expert debriefing. CCAM has been endorsed by the College of Intensive Care Medicine as fulfilling the requirements for the Transition year ‘difficult airway course’, and by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists as a ‘Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate’ (CICO) course.

**RNSH CNS or above - scholarship places are available - see your CNE**

Book at www.ccam.net.au/registration

Scholarship places available

RNSH ICU

Nursing Staff

19/09/2021

December 2021