The Basic Intensive Care Medicine (BICMed) Course
This course was introduced in 2007, largely due to the efforts of Dr Nai An Lai, as an introductory course for junior and general trainees rostered to the RAH ICU for 3-6 month rotations.
The course runs over a 12 week cycle, repeating 4 times per year, with the intention of allowing all general trainees rostered to the unit the opportunity to attend. The course is run on Friday afternoons from 15:00-17:00, except public holidays. Many of the sessions are divided into 2 phases, with a preliminary lecture followed by an interactive tutorial with a "hands-on" component.
Every opportunity will be made to release trainees from clinical dutes during these sessions, i.e. the senior trainees and consultants will carry phones and pagers, and trainees not rostered-on are expected to attend.
The course syllabus remains "in evolution", with the current topic list including
General information about the course can be obtained from Dr Alex Wurm.