RNSH ICU Interprofessional Education Calendar 2019 

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 2019

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

19/2/19

SLICE

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, ALS

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

Simulated Learning in Intensive Care Emergencies (SLICE) is a training day for ICU nurses and doctors. It offers fully immersive simulation training during four major scenarios with a special emphasis on Crisis Resource Management. The course is popular so get your requests in early!

17/12/18

20/02/19

Ventilation

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

Develop an understanding of mechanical ventilation terminology, principles of breath delivery and modes of ventilation. To apply these concepts within the clinical setting.

19/11/18

26/02/19

SLICE

See above

See above

07/01/19

March 2019

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

07/03/19

SHAPE

End of Life Conversations

Doctors: NSLHD only, intern to senior trainee, any speciality. Priority for RNSH ICU SRMO/T/AT

30 min on-line module, pre-reading articles, 4 hr workshop facilitated by experienced clinicians.

Covers: benefits/opportunities to timely initiation of EOL conversations; barriers, challenges and cultural aspects; ethical, legal and professional frameworks; knowledge, skills and confidence to conduct EOL conversations at level appropriate for role

Book via HETI-online: Search catalogue: '88619342' or 'SHAPE End of Life Conversations'

12/03/19

CRRT

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, ICU CRRT learning package

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

Develop an understanding of the principles and modes of CRRT, anticoagulation and care of the critically ill patient receiving CRRT.

(Learning package due 15/02/19)

12/01/19

21/03/19

SHAPE

End of Life Conversations

See above

See above

April 2019

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

02/04/19

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.

14/01/19

04/04/19 - 05/04/19

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 - ask your CNE**

Book at www.ccam.net.au/registration

Scholarship places available

09/04/19

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

11/02/19

17/04/19

Psychosocial aspects of End-of-life

RNSH ICU Only

Nurses: Step 1
Doctors:
 Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

TBC

11/02/19

24/04/19

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.
Book by email to: NSLHD-RNS-TracheostomyTeam@health.nsw.gov.au

12/03/19

June 2019

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

13/06/19

SHAPE

End of Life Conversations

Doctors: NSLHD only, intern to senior trainee, any speciality. Priority for RNSH ICU SRMO/T/AT

30 min on-line module, pre-reading articles, 4 hr workshop facilitated by experienced clinicians.

Covers: benefits/opportunities to timely initiation of EOL conversations; barriers, challenges and cultural aspects; ethical, legal and professional frameworks; knowledge, skills and confidence to conduct EOL conversations at level appropriate for role

Book via HETI-online: Search catalogue: '88619342' or 'SHAPE End of Life Conversations'

20/06/19

IABP

RNSH ICU Only

Nurses: Step 1 and ≥ RN2
Doctors:
Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

To develop skills in IABP set-up, increase understanding of triggers, waveforms and timing. Nursing management of a patient with an IABP.  Review of developments in IABP technology.

08/04/19

27/06/19

SHAPE

End of Life Conversations

See above

See above

July 2019

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

02/07/19

ECMO Course

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Experience in caring for an ECMO patient, Minimum 3 years ICU experience

Doctors: ICU BT and above

Develop an understanding of ECMO physiology, cannulation, VV and VA ECMO, indications and contraindications, nursing care, medical care and troubleshooting. Hands-on exposure to ECMO consoles and simulation training for common and rare ECMO emergencies.

11/06/19

August 2019

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

01/08/19

SHAPE

End of Life Conversations

Doctors: NSLHD only, intern to senior trainee, any speciality. Priority for RNSH ICU SRMO/T/AT

30 min on-line module, pre-reading articles, 4 hr workshop facilitated by experienced clinicians.

Covers: benefits/opportunities to timely initiation of EOL conversations; barriers, challenges and cultural aspects; ethical, legal and professional frameworks; knowledge, skills and confidence to conduct EOL conversations at level appropriate for role

Book via HETI-online: Search catalogue: '88619342' or 'SHAPE End of Life Conversations'

September 2019

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

03/09/2019

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.

01/07/19

05/09/19 – 06/09/19

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 - ask your CNE**

Book at www.ccam.net.au/registration

Fully booked

11/09/19

Ventilation

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

Develop an understanding of mechanical ventilation terminology, principles of breath delivery and modes of ventilation. To apply these concepts within the clinical setting.

01/07/19

October 2019

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

22/10/19

ECMO Course

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Experience in caring for an ECMO patient, Minimum 3 years ICU experience

Doctors: ICU BT and above

Develop an understanding of ECMO physiology, cannulation, VV and VA ECMO, indications and contraindications, nursing care, medical care and troubleshooting. Hands-on exposure to ECMO consoles and simulation training for common and rare ECMO emergencies.

02/10/19

23/10/19 - 24/10/19

BASIC Course

Open to external delegates

Doctors: PGY2 and above

The BASIC course is an internationally renowned course for basic trainees in Intensive Care Medicine. It covers many ICU topics in lectures and workshops and comes with an excellent handbook which should be read prior to attendance.  

Book via BASIC website from Apr 19: https://www.aic.cuhk.edu.hk/basic/country.php

November 2019

Date

Course

Audience and prerequisites

Learning Objectives

Closing date

08/11/19

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.
Book by email to: NSLHD-RNS-TracheostomyTeam@health.nsw.gov.au

20/09/19

13/11/19

Neurosciences

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

TBC

26/08/19

14/11/19 - 15/11/19

Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) - TBC

Open to external delegates

Nurses: Step 1, Neuro learning package, ALS

Doctors: ICU BT and above, Neurosciences Trainees

The Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) course is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency.  ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. This is the first time this North American course will be run in Australia and will have an international faculty. There will be simulation scenarios and small group teaching as well as the core lectures.

26/08/19

19/11/19

CRRT

RNSH ICU only

Nurses: Step 1, ICU CRRT learning package

Doctors: Critical care SRMO, ICU BT and above

Develop an understanding of the principles and modes of CRRT, anticoagulation and care of the critically ill patient receiving CRRT.

(Learning package due 28/10/19)

20/09/19

26/11/2019

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.

23/09/19

28/11/19 – 29/11/19

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 - ask your CNE**

Book at www.ccam.net.au/registration

Fully booked