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A Practical Introduction to ICU

A one day introductory course in the practical basics of critical care aimed at:

All those who have little or no ICU/HDU experience eg FY1/2, ST1/2 Medicine or Surgery

Previous feedback about the course:

  • "..really great to go on a couse where the teachers cared and weren't just ripping you off!"
  • "5/5 for speakers and practicals".....
  • ".. I really felt the teachers were enthusiastic"

read the enthusiastic BMJ review of the course.....

20th July 2019

The UCLH Education Centre
1st floor west
250 Euston Road

Our Course poster

Please pay on line

See our sister Anaesthesia Course the next day


The talks are now available to download for a month after the course: please click on the talk title to view 

0830- 0900 Register + breakfast

0900-0930 Welcome and introduction

Candidates will then rotate between talks + practical sessions with breaks and lunch:


Respiratory Failure and Ventilators Download Talk
Dr Dan Martin, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Cardiovascular failure, inotropes and monitoring Download Talk

Speaker TBA

Renal failure + renal replacement therapy Download Talk
Dr John Prowell, Consultant in Critical Care + Renal Medicine 

Hot topics: Critical Care Evidence you should Know! Sorry download not available
Professor Mervyn Singer,  Critical Care

Identification, assessement and initial management of the critical patient Download Talk
Dr Pradeep Madhivathanan, SpR ICU and Anaesthesia

Practical sessions run by the faculty in small groups

SepsisPractical to download


  • How to use a ventilator
    Sponsored by MAQUET

  • How to use an oesophageal Doppler + monitor cardiac output
    Sponsored by DELTEX MEDICAL
    Cardiac output monitors: oesophageal Doppler

  • How to do ultrasound guided venous cannulation
  • How to manage the airway
    Sponsored by INTERSURGICAL
  • Scenario Teaching: ICU management of Sepsis
  • Scenario Teaching: Drugs in ICU

515- 600pm Feedback and Summary, Invitation to drinks


£130 including the 'Oxford Handbook of Critical Care'

Please contact 0203 447 3343 or email if you have any problems booking.

Sorry- no refunds will be possible for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course.
Food, refreshments, handouts & Handbook included!

Public transport Nearest tube: Warren St /Euston Square
Nearest train: Kings Cross/Euston
Online map to the venue,
250 Euston Rd
National Rail Timetable
Course manager Mary-Ann Ahaneku at
Course organisers

Sachin Mehta

Nishita Desai

Majuran Manohasandra

Raksa Tupprasoot

Shamir Karmali

Ambroise Muchembled

Jennifer Robins

Shamindra Direkze 

David Walker