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UCL Medical School News

UCLMS Seminar: The intercalated BSc - Dr Melvyn Jones - 10th March

Mar 05, 2014 11:24AM

The intercalated BSc - why do medical schools offer them and what do they achieve?


Provost’s Public Engagement Awards

Feb 12, 2014 14:23PM

Winner: Engager of the year (researcher/academic grade 8 and above) Dr Jayne Kavanagh, UCL Medical School


Jane Dacre holds first MRCP PACES in Myanmar

Jan 08, 2014 10:49AM

This November, Professor Jane Dacre led the very first PACES for MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians) in Myanmar. This was successfully held in New Yangon General Hospital, one of the teaching hospitals of the University of Medicine, Yangon.


UCLMS Social Media Policy

Nov 01, 2013 17:10PM

Social media has become a powerful part of the web in recent years and has changed the way we communicate and collaborate online.  Many organisations, such as the GMC and the BMA, politicians and medical journals are actively using social media and discussions of various aspects of the professional lives of doctors are increasingly seen on Facebook, Twitter and blogs.


Obituary: Dr Daniel Brudney

Oct 02, 2013 09:08AM

We are very sad to report the death of Dr Daniel Brudney in a car crash on Friday 13 September.


Recognition and Management of Common Clinical Emergencies

Management of Common Clinical Emergencies

This course delivers teaching on the assessment and treatment of the critically ill patient and common clinical emergencies encountered in the hospital environment.

Participants will be given the opportunity to learn the ABCDE NICE guideline assessment tool and practice both their intermediate and advanced life support skills.

Your tutor will either be an acute care nurse or a medical doctor.

Course objectives

By the end of this session, candidates will be able to:

  • Assess a critically ill patient using the ABCDE algorithm
  • Analyse and identify the presenting clinical problem
  • Initiate basic airway management
  • Initiate treatment according to findings
  • Decide whether you require help and communicate your findings to the assisting clinician
  • Evaluate the patient's initial response to treatment
  • Respond competently to a cardiac arrest
  • Initiate the universal algorithm

Course outline

  • The day will begin with a brief introduction followed by an exercise in spotting potential triggers that may lead to a peri-arrest situation.
  • There will then be a series of workshops which incorporate the use of scenarios and practical exercises

    • Airway
    • Basic Life Support and defibrillation
    • ABCDE assessment
  • The afternoon will be a culmination of all skills learned throughout the day where participants can practice real life scenarios based on ALS practical assessments
Equipment & Guidelines

You will be taught following official national guidelines for each component of the course.

Certification and Other Details

On completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Please note this is a preparatory course for the official Resuscitation Council courses ILS or ALS and is not a recognised qualification.

You will also receive a BLS and AED certificate.


It is aimed specifically at both clinicians and nurses returning to practice or preparation for the Resuscitation Council’s Intermediate Life Support course (ILS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) course.

The maximum number of participants per course is 8.


The course is designed, written and taught by acute nursing and medical clinicians.


The course will be held at either one of our THREE Clinical and Professional Skills Centres in UCL Medical School (Archway, UCL or Hampstead). The specific venue will be advertised with the course date.


Unfortunately, we will not have dates available for this course until the next academic year (2014/2015).