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Certificate in Critical Care Medicine

Delve deep into resuscitation techniques, ventilation and nutritional management in critical care

Course Outcomes:

About the course:

The increasing global demand for skilled critical care professionals, particularly in India, is driven by a growing aging population with complex medical needs and a surge in chronic conditions requiring intensive care. These trends, coupled with ongoing advancements in critical care technology and therapies, have resulted in a pressing need for doctors who can adeptly operate in critical care units. Recognizing the shortage of skilled professionals, the Certificate in Critical Care Medicine has been developed to address knowledge and skill gaps prevalent in hospitals.

 

 

This comprehensive course delves deeply into essential aspects of caring for critically ill patients, covering topics such as resuscitation, essentials of ICU management, patient assessment and monitoring, mechanical ventilation, glycaemic control, and nutritional management in ICUs. Specifically tailored for working doctors, the program offers flexibility through a self-paced structure. Engaging e-learning modules are designed to simplify complex topics, thereby enhancing comprehension. The inclusion of clinical scenarios provides a practical orientation to key concepts, elevating the overall learning experience. Moreover, insights from subject-matter experts shed light on the practical intricacies of critical care medicine within a hospital setting.

Curriculum:


Module 1: Introduction to Critical Care Medicine

1
Definition and Scope of Critical Care
2
Evolution of Critical Care
3
Basic Principles of Critical Care Management

Module 2: Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

1
Basic life support algorithms
2
ACLS Algorithms and Interventions
3
Post-Resuscitation Care

Module 3: Intensive Care Unit

1
Determining ICU Admission
2
ICU Facilities and Classifications
3
ICU Equipment
4
Medications in the ICU
5
Hemodynamic Support in ICU
6
ICU Discharge Criteria and Outcome
7
Patient Evaluation and ICU Rounds

Module 4: Patient Assessment and Monitoring: Part I

1
Physical Examination in Critical Care
2
Vital Signs and their Significance
3
Vascular Access
4
Laboratory Investigations
5
Imaging Studies

Module 5: Patient Assessment and Monitoring: Part II

1
Microbiological Tests
2
Neurological Monitoring
3
Renal Function Monitoring
4
Respiratory Monitoring
5
Glucose and Lactate Monitoring
6
Infection Monitoring and Control
7
Multi-organ Dysfunction Monitoring

Module 6: Mechanical Ventilation

1
Non-invasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV)
2
Criteria for intubation
3
Positive Pressure Ventilation
4
Conventional Modes of Ventilation
5
Alternate Modes of Ventilation
6
The Ventilator-Dependent Patient
7
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
8
Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation

Module 7: Glycemic control & Nutritional Management in ICU Patients

1
Determining Caloric Requirements in Critical Illness
2
Metabolic Acidosis 
3
Glycaemic Control in the Critically Ill
4
Insulin Therapy in Critical Care
5
Individualized Glycemic Control
6
Integration of Nutrition and Glucose Management
7
Hypoglycaemia in the ICU

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:

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: Introduction to Critical Care Medicine

1
Definition and Scope of Critical Care
2
Evolution of Critical Care
3
Basic Principles of Critical Care Management

Module 2: Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

1
Basic life support algorithms
2
ACLS Algorithms and Interventions
3
Post-Resuscitation Care

Module 3: Intensive Care Unit

1
Determining ICU Admission
2
ICU Facilities and Classifications
3
ICU Equipment
4
Medications in the ICU
5
Hemodynamic Support in ICU
6
ICU Discharge Criteria and Outcome
7
Patient Evaluation and ICU Rounds

Module 4: Patient Assessment and Monitoring: Part I

1
Physical Examination in Critical Care
2
Vital Signs and their Significance
3
Vascular Access
4
Laboratory Investigations
5
Imaging Studies

Module 5: Patient Assessment and Monitoring: Part II

1
Microbiological Tests
2
Neurological Monitoring
3
Renal Function Monitoring
4
Respiratory Monitoring
5
Glucose and Lactate Monitoring
6
Infection Monitoring and Control
7
Multi-organ Dysfunction Monitoring

Module 6: Mechanical Ventilation

1
Non-invasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV)
2
Criteria for intubation
3
Positive Pressure Ventilation
4
Conventional Modes of Ventilation
5
Alternate Modes of Ventilation
6
The Ventilator-Dependent Patient
7
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
8
Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation

Module 7: Glycemic control & Nutritional Management in ICU Patients

1
Determining Caloric Requirements in Critical Illness
2
Metabolic Acidosis 
3
Glycaemic Control in the Critically Ill
4
Insulin Therapy in Critical Care
5
Individualized Glycemic Control
6
Integration of Nutrition and Glucose Management
7
Hypoglycaemia in the ICU

Duration: 3 Months

Level: intermediate

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Batch Start Date

Apr, 2024

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