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Brain Death and Organ Donation (2014)

This is a pre-requisite to the Family Conversation workshop and Medical ADAPT.

This course looks at the background to organ donation and transplantation, as well as ethical, legal, medical and operational issues relating to it. Specifically this online course will be covering the following topics: 

  • Legislative History of Organ Donation and Transplantation
  • Ethics and Responsibilities of an Intensivist in Organ Donation
  • Donor Identification
  • Diagnosis of Brain Death
  • Management of the Potential Brain Dead Organ Donor
  • DCD Donor Identification and Management
  • The Donation Process
  • Controversies
All trainees who registered after January 1st 2014 are required to complete this course.

Burns and Inhalation Injury

The Burns in ICU course is suitable for the purposes of training and assessment for the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand. The following course is intended as a basic introduction to the subject and does not replace wider reading and experiential learning. 

This online course will:

  • describe pathophysiology of a burn injury
  • outline differences between assessment of an adult burn and a paediatric burn
  • detail the tissue reactions after burn injury
  • outline considerations for fluid resuscitation of burns
  • describe management approaches for burn patients.

All trainees who registered after January 1st 2014 are required to complete this course.

Communications

The Communications Course two-day workshop is suitable for the purposes of training and assessment for the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand. The following online reading component is intended as a basic introduction prior to attending the Communications Course workshop and does not replace wider reading and experiential learning.

The online course will:

  • general concepts to improve the way we communicate with families of critically ill patients, including interacting with culturally diverse groups and using interpreters
  • key communication micro-skills, such as using silence, open-ended questions and signposting
  • frameworks for conducting the most frequent types of family meetings including breaking bad news, shared decision making and open disclosure
  • frameworks for some of the difficult conversations we have with colleagues including giving feedback, negotiating treatment plans and speaking up when things are not right

All trainees who registered after January 1st, 2014 are required to complete this course.

Evidence Based Medicine

The Evidence Based Medicine course is suitable for the purposes of training and assessment for the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand. The following course is intended as a basic introduction to the subject and does not replace wider reading and experiential learning. 

This online course will:

  • frame a question for which you are able to research an answer
  • understand the uses and issues with case reports and case series
  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of case control studies and cohort studies
  • appraise results of diagnostic tests
  • understand the positives and negatives of randomised clinical trials

All trainees who registered after January 1st 2014 are required to complete this course.

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in Intensive Care Quiz

This assessment can be taken at any time, but trainees are only encouraged to attempt the quiz after completing: 

  • Attend a College approved echocardiography course; and
  • Perform 30 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound cases, assessed as satisfactory by a College approved assessor.

All trainees who registered after January 1st 2014 are required to complete this course.

Intercultural Competency

This online course provides you with an introduction to the concepts of Intercultural Competency.

Throughout the modules you will have the opportunity to reflect on how you interact with people of different cultures and how they interact with you. 

All trainees who registered after January 1st 2014 are required to complete this course.

Neuro Intensive Care

The entire course will be made of up informative videos narrated by Dr Oliver Flower and Dr Matthew MacPartlin. The following educational course contains basic core knowledge only and is not intended to supersede sub-specialty knowledge.

This online course, there will be two distinct topics of discussion. These are:

  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (aSAH)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

All trainees who registered after January 1st 2014 are required to complete this course.

Safe Patient Transport

This course contains basic core knowledge only and is not intended to supersede sub-specialty knowledge. Specifically this online course will be covering the following topics: 

  • What is safe patient transport?
  • Interhospital Transfers
  • How to Transfer Patients
  • How can travel affect patients?
  • Communication
  • Intrahospital Transport

All trainees who registered after January 1st 2014 are required to complete this course.

Spinal Cord Injury

The Spinal Cord Injury course is suitable for the purposes of training and assessment for the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand.
This online course will:

  • describe the pathophysiology of the spine and spinal cord
  • discuss the principles of spinal cord injury
  • detail the management of a conscious and an unconscious patient suspected of spinal cord injury
  • detail the radiographic investigations for spinal cord injury.

 All trainees who registered after January 1st 2014 are required to complete this course.