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Advanced Certificate in Critical Care Medicine

Explore cardiac, pulmonary, and neuro-critical care and beyond.

Course Outcomes:

About the course:

Critical illnesses affect millions of people worldwide, and a substantial number succumb each year due to insufficient care. Choosing a career in critical care presents a unique chance to attend to patients at the extremes of human disease, potentially saving lives that might have otherwise been lost. The satisfaction derived from making a difference in these extreme situations is not only fulfilling for the doctor but also offers an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Moreover, it allows healthcare professionals to leave a lasting impact on the lives they touch. Hospitals actively seek doctors equipped with essential knowledge and skills in critical care to provide top-tier care to their patients.

 

The Advanced Certificate in Critical Care Medicine is designed to help equip doctors with the vital knowledge necessary for delivering specialized care to critically ill patients. Our comprehensive modules explore the complexities of critical care across various body systems. The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to provide learners with insights into the diagnosis and management of a spectrum of illnesses, including, respiratory failure, liver failure, stroke, and more. In addition, the program also incorporates the latest technologies and techniques employed in monitoring and supporting critically ill patients.

 

The course offers flexibility and a self-paced structure. The E-learning modules simplify complex topics for enhanced comprehension. Clinical scenarios offer practical orientation to key concepts, improving the overall learning experience. Lectures from subject-matter experts sheds light into the practical intricacies of critical care medicine within a hospital setting. This training aims to foster confident and competent critical care practitioners capable of providing advanced care in critical care units.

Curriculum:


Module 1: Cardiovascular Management of Critically ill Patients

1
Basic Principles of ECG
2
Management of Heart Failure
3
Tachyarrhythmias
4
Bundle Branch Blocks and Fascicular Blocks
5
Diseases of the Pericardium and Myocardium
6
IV Cannulation
7
Central Line Procedures
8
Arterial Cannulation
9
Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
10
Cardiac Emergencies
11
Artificial Cardiac Pacemakers
12
Cardioversion and Defibrillation
13
Arterial Puncture for Blood Gas Analysis
14
Echocardiography
15
Commonly used Drugs

Module 2: Respiratory System

1
Antimicrobial Stewardship
2
Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Pneumonia
3
Antimicrobial therapy
4
Septic Shock
5
Ventilators and Mechanical Ventilation
6
Patient–Ventilator Interaction
7
Advanced Techniques in Mechanical Ventilation
8
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
9
Pulmonary Embolism and Pneumothorax
10
Aspiration Pneumonitis and Pneumonia
11
Drowning and Severe Asthma Exacerbation
12
Chronic Respiratory Diseases in ICU
13
Nosocomial and Community-Acquired Pneumonia
14
Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation and Extubating
15
Thoracocentesis and Chest Tube Insertion
16
Intensive Care Unit Imaging

Module 3: Gastrointestinal System

1
Allergic Reactions
2
Anaphylaxis Management
3
Drug Allergies
4
Introduction to Poisoning
5
Gastrointestinal Decontamination
6
Toxic Alcohols and Antidotes
7
Opioid Poisoning
8
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
9
Drug Overdose and Toxicities
10
Pesticide and Herbicide Poisoning
11
Heavy Metal Poisoning
12
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Module 4: Nervous System

1
Occupational Exposures
2
Alimentary Prophylaxis
3
Venous Thromboembolism
4
Infection Prevention and Control
5
Pressure Ulcer Prevention
6
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Prevention
7
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention
8
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention
9
Delirium Prevention
10
Fall Prevention
11
Medication Safety
12
Sedation and Delirium Management Protocols
13
Coma
14
Brain Injury Biomarkers
15
Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation
16
Brain Death

Module 5: Renal & Genitourinary System

1
Conversations With Families of Critically Ill Patients
2
Basic Ethical Principles in Critical Care
3
Advanced Care Planning and Advance Directives
4
Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment
5
Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit
6
Quality of Life and Patient-Centered Decision-Making
7
Brain Death
8
Organ Donation and Transplantation
9
Inflammatory Disorders of the Kidneys
10
Acute Kidney Injury
11
Chronic Kidney Disease
12
Renal Replacement Therapy
13
Water Metabolism
14
Fluid and Volume Therapy in the ICU

Module 6: Blood and Circulation

1
Non-invasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV)
2
Haemorrhage and Hypovolemia
3
Colloid
4
Inflammatory Shock Syndromes
5
Introduction to Haematology in Critical Care
6
Anaemia and RBC Transfusion
7
Guidelines for Blood Component Therapy
8
Venous Thromboembolism
9
Anticoagulation in the Intensive Care Unit
10
Monitoring of Coagulation Status
11
Critical Care of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipient
12
Thrombocytopenia and Platelet Disorders
13
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
14
Hematologic Malignancies in the ICU
15
Hematologic Complications of Chemotherapy in the ICU

Module 7: Acid- Base Abnormalities & Electrolyte Abnormalities

1
Acid-Base Analysis
2
Metabolic Acidosis 
3
Metabolic Alkalosis
4
Respiratory Acidosis
5
Respiratory Alkalosis
6
Osmotic Disorders
7
Potassium
8
Magnesium
9
Calcium and Phosphorus
10
Sodium

Who this course is for:

This course is tailored specifically for MBBS doctors who are looking to upskill themselves in critical care medicine. This course helps MBBS doctors acquire the essential knowledge and clinical skills required to function as a part of critical care medical team. This programme is also suitable for specialist doctors with postgraduate degrees in anaesthesia, medicine, pulmonary medicine etc. as a refresher course in critical care medicine.

Sample Certificate:

FAQ:

The course duration will be 6 months.
You will be granted full access to the learning content for 6 months, starting from the date of enrollment.
The time investment for the course includes 3-6 hours per week for asynchronous learning.
Yes. After successful completion of the course, you will be awarded with the Advanced Certificate in Critical Care Medicine from Aster Health Academy.
Yes, we offer financial aid opportunities for participants.
Here's the structure of our refund policy: 1) A candidate is eligible for 75% refund if the drop out is within 7 days of launch of the program 2) A candidate is eligible for 50% refund if the drop out is within 8- 15 days of launch of the program 3) There is no refund if the drop out is after 15 days of launch

Academic Team

Dr. Niranjan Panigrahi
Lead Consultant ECMO & Critical Care Services, Apollo Hospital Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Dr. Aklesh Tankdekar
Head Consultant Critical Care, Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd, Mumbai
Dr. Manjunath T
Consultant - Critical Care Medicine, Manipal hospitals, Bengaluru

Curriculum:


Module 1: Cardiovascular Management of Critically ill Patients

1
Basic Principles of ECG
2
Management of Heart Failure
3
Tachyarrhythmias
4
Bundle Branch Blocks and Fascicular Blocks
5
Diseases of the Pericardium and Myocardium
6
IV Cannulation
7
Central Line Procedures
8
Arterial Cannulation
9
Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
10
Cardiac Emergencies
11
Artificial Cardiac Pacemakers
12
Cardioversion and Defibrillation
13
Arterial Puncture for Blood Gas Analysis
14
Echocardiography
15
Commonly used Drugs

Module 2: Respiratory System

1
Antimicrobial Stewardship
2
Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Pneumonia
3
Antimicrobial therapy
4
Septic Shock
5
Ventilators and Mechanical Ventilation
6
Patient–Ventilator Interaction
7
Advanced Techniques in Mechanical Ventilation
8
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
9
Pulmonary Embolism and Pneumothorax
10
Aspiration Pneumonitis and Pneumonia
11
Drowning and Severe Asthma Exacerbation
12
Chronic Respiratory Diseases in ICU
13
Nosocomial and Community-Acquired Pneumonia
14
Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation and Extubating
15
Thoracocentesis and Chest Tube Insertion
16
Intensive Care Unit Imaging

Module 3: Gastrointestinal System

1
Allergic Reactions
2
Anaphylaxis Management
3
Drug Allergies
4
Introduction to Poisoning
5
Gastrointestinal Decontamination
6
Toxic Alcohols and Antidotes
7
Opioid Poisoning
8
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
9
Drug Overdose and Toxicities
10
Pesticide and Herbicide Poisoning
11
Heavy Metal Poisoning
12
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Module 4: Nervous System

1
Occupational Exposures
2
Alimentary Prophylaxis
3
Venous Thromboembolism
4
Infection Prevention and Control
5
Pressure Ulcer Prevention
6
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Prevention
7
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention
8
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention
9
Delirium Prevention
10
Fall Prevention
11
Medication Safety
12
Sedation and Delirium Management Protocols
13
Coma
14
Brain Injury Biomarkers
15
Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation
16
Brain Death

Module 5: Renal & Genitourinary System

1
Conversations With Families of Critically Ill Patients
2
Basic Ethical Principles in Critical Care
3
Advanced Care Planning and Advance Directives
4
Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment
5
Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit
6
Quality of Life and Patient-Centered Decision-Making
7
Brain Death
8
Organ Donation and Transplantation
9
Inflammatory Disorders of the Kidneys
10
Acute Kidney Injury
11
Chronic Kidney Disease
12
Renal Replacement Therapy
13
Water Metabolism
14
Fluid and Volume Therapy in the ICU

Module 6: Blood and Circulation

1
Non-invasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV)
2
Haemorrhage and Hypovolemia
3
Colloid
4
Inflammatory Shock Syndromes
5
Introduction to Haematology in Critical Care
6
Anaemia and RBC Transfusion
7
Guidelines for Blood Component Therapy
8
Venous Thromboembolism
9
Anticoagulation in the Intensive Care Unit
10
Monitoring of Coagulation Status
11
Critical Care of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipient
12
Thrombocytopenia and Platelet Disorders
13
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
14
Hematologic Malignancies in the ICU
15
Hematologic Complications of Chemotherapy in the ICU

Module 7: Acid- Base Abnormalities & Electrolyte Abnormalities

1
Acid-Base Analysis
2
Metabolic Acidosis 
3
Metabolic Alkalosis
4
Respiratory Acidosis
5
Respiratory Alkalosis
6
Osmotic Disorders
7
Potassium
8
Magnesium
9
Calcium and Phosphorus
10
Sodium

FAQ:

The course duration will be 6 months.
You will be granted full access to the learning content for 6 months, starting from the date of enrollment.
The time investment for the course includes 3-6 hours per week for asynchronous learning.
Yes. After successful completion of the course, you will be awarded with the Advanced Certificate in Critical Care Medicine from Aster Health Academy.
Yes, we offer financial aid opportunities for participants.
Here's the structure of our refund policy: 1) A candidate is eligible for 75% refund if the drop out is within 7 days of launch of the program 2) A candidate is eligible for 50% refund if the drop out is within 8- 15 days of launch of the program 3) There is no refund if the drop out is after 15 days of launch

Duration: 6 Months

Level: intermediate

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Batch Start Date

Apr, 2024

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