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Memorial for Ramesh Nagappan
14th July 2014
Memorial for Ramesh Nagappan WHERE: Karralyka Centre - Mines Road, RINGWOOD EAST 3135 WHEN: Wednesday 16th July, 2014 TIME: 3pm – 5pm To assist with arrangements on the day, could you pleas...
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2nd July 2014
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CICM 2013 Annual Report
13th June 2014
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Training


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.