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CICM Board Election
1st April 2014
A reminder that the Call for Nominations for Board Elections will close on Monday 7 April. Please remember to send in your nominations to Phil Hart If you did not receive a form, pl...
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Update - Middle Eastern Respiratory syndrome coronavirus
20th March 2014
Please click here for important updated information regarding: Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (update as of 20 March 2014) Future updates will be placed in this s...
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February Board Report
13th March 2014
The February Board Report is now available to review.
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Training in intensive care medicine is undertaken via the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM). At the completion of training, an intensive care specialist will have experience and expertise in:

  • evaluation and resuscitation of critically ill patients;
  • evaluation and management of patients with vital organ and system failures;
  • the use of relevant, organ support and replacement systems;
  • physiological monitoring and clinical measurement.

Trainees are expected to gain experience and expertise in the indications for and performance of a variety of investigational, therapeutic and monitoring modalities including:

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • airway management including translaryngeal intubation
  • tracheostomy
  • invasive haemodynamic monitoring including central venous, arterial and pulmonary artery cannulation and the interpretation and clinical use of derived variables
  • fibreoptic bronchoscopy
  • continuous renal replacement therapy
  • mechanical ventilation including a comprehensive range of ventilatory modes and strategies
  • tube thoracostomy

It is desirable that trainees also acquire expertise and experience in the indications for and performance of other modalities including:

  • intraaortic balloon counterpulsation.
  • echocardiography.
  • intracranial pressure monitoring.
  • gastrointestinal endoscopy.
  • biopsy of various organs and tissues.
  • extracorporeal support techniques including cardiopulmonary bypass, ECMO, ECCO2R and ventricular assist devices.