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

Medical Emergencies


This one-day course will allow participants to enhance their knowledge of common and uncommon medical emergencies.

Participants will be able to apply treatment strategies in critically unwell patients to prevent deterioration and cardiac arrest. Simulation scenarios will enhance the learning experience.

Upcoming course dates

  • Wednesday, 14 February 2018 (9.30am - 5pm) 
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Learning objectives

  • Recognise and treat common toxidromes/toxicology emergencies
  • Management of acute respiratory emergencies and prevent deterioration
  • Management of metabolic emergencies that can cause cardiac arrest
  • Recognise ECGs that you ‘do not want to miss’
  • Up-to-date knowledge on management and treatment of common emergency presentations including chest pain, headache and thromboembolic disease
  • Preventing deterioration in the resuscitation room. Anticipating and treating peri-arrest patients in a simulated setting
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars involved in emergency medicine, critical care and acute medicine
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Dr Darragh Shields
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • Learnt a lot about usual medical emergencies which all of us should know"
  • Interactive discussion"