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Managing Intensive Care Patients as an Interprofessional Team

Course description

This course combines group exercises and hands-on skill stations with immersive simulation scenarios. The course addresses technical and non-technical skills required for the management of crises commonly encountered in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or High Dependency Unit (HDU) and provides an introduction to the workings and personnel of the ICU and HDU to incoming residents and registrars.

Target audience

ICU and HDU medical and nursing staff.




Team-training for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Knowledge and skills

The objectives are to:

  • have participants learn generic principles of complex problem solving, decision making, resource management, and teamwork behaviours during clinical care in order to prevent, ameliorate, and resolve critical incidents and crisis situations;
  • have participants improve their medical/technical, cognitive, and social skills in the recognition and treatment of realistic, complex medical situations.

Attitudes and practice

  • have participants build their capacity for reflection, self-discovery, and teamwork, and build a personalised tool kit of attitudes, behaviours, and skills which characterise expert performance through highly intensive and highly interactive instruction, critique, and feedback in a realistic environment.

Training methods

  • intensive hands-on training;
  • clinical skills and drills training;
  • pause and discuss scenarios;
  • immersive simulations; and
  • problem based learning.

Training technologies

  • part-task trainers; and
  • low, medium and high-fidelity manikin simulators.

Course format and duration

One day course


WA Health employees attending the course will receive a reduced rate of 50% of the course fee.
Please enrol using your WA Health email and state your employee number and hospital where employed.

  • $1650.00 (includes GST) - Full Price for non-WA Health employees
  • $825.00 (includes GST) - WA Health employees
Available course dates  
Monday, 15 June 2015 Enrol - WA Health
Monday, 15 June 2015 Enrol - Full Price
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