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Posted: 19 September 2017
Department of Health's announcement regarding measures to improve Sepsis identification, tracking and prevention

The Faculty welcomes the Department of Health’s announcement regarding measures to improve sepsis, identification, tracking and prevention  

Any measures which aim to help patients and healthcare professionals tackle sepsis should be applauded.

The new measures include:

  • a clear definition of adult sepsis for clinicians, so sepsis is identified and recorded more quickly
  • educational
  • ...
Posted: 12 September 2017
2017 ICM Curriculum changes

2017 Curriculum updates

The following changes have been approved by the GMC:

 

  1. Quality Improvement

    The requirement to undertake Audits have been replaced by participation in a Quality Improvement project, this is to reflect a general shift in undertaking QI projects rather than audits across specialties.

     

  2. Removal of expanded case summaries:

    Expanded case summaries have

  3. ...
Posted: 16 August 2017
Shape of Training report

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine welcomes the report from the Shape of Training Steering Group.  The key principles of broad based and responsive training are central to the Faculty’s view of how ICM training should be designed.  Although the report was crafted prior to our meeting with the Shape...

Posted: 9 August 2017
Expert Case Record Reviewers needed for High-intensity Specialist Led Acute Care (HiSLAC) project

Expert Case Record Reviewers needed for High-intensity Specialist Led Acute Care (HiSLAC) project

Please see below for details;

Funded by the NIHR-HS&DR Programme
https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hsdr/1212817/#/


We are offering consultants and senior registrars in adult acute medical specialities the
opportunity to participate in the HiSLAC project as expert case record reviewers.


HiSLAC is...

Posted: 28 July 2017
Competency Sign-off Guidance

The Faculty have been made aware via trainees, tutors and regional advisors alike that there is variation around the UK as to how ICM training competencies are achieved, and importantly how they are ‘signed off’.

The Faculty has created this guidance document to try to bring in some standardisation as...

Posted: 13 July 2017
FICM Comments on the NCEPOD Acute Non-Invasive Ventilation: Inspiring Change report

FICM welcome the release of the NCEPOD report on Acute Non-Invasive Ventilation and Dr John Butler, FICM representative, has prepared the following summary of the report. 

Inspiring Change: A review of the quality of care provided to patients receiving acute non-invasive ventilation.

NCEPOD Report 2017

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine welcomes this report...