Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Management of the ICU for Surgeons


The support of surgical patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) by dedicated anesthetists is vital for critical cases. Understanding the support and treatment measures is important for effective communication and sharing patient management. This course is designed by anesthetists for surgeons, and will look at patient monitoring diagnostic decisions and treatment options for patients in ICU.

Upcoming course dates

  • Tuesday, 9 January 2018 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Understand the basics of Haemodynamic monitoring
  • Appreciate the decision for mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure
  • Have a better understanding of arterial blood gas analysis
  • Know the signs of sepsis and septic shock
  • Understand the theory behind the treatment of oliguria and acute renal failure
  • Have insight into the metabolic and electrolyte changes that occur in the trauma patient
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars in all surgical specialties, emergency medicine doctors.
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Dr Ian Conrick-Martin, ICU, Mater Hospital
Dr Andrew Westbrook, ICU, St Vincent’s Hospital
Prof. James Murray, Director of Simulation, RCSI.
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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