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Assessing the critically ill patient in ICU – CT and XR Interpretation

What the needs to know!

An intensive and interactive case-based course, with short lectures, to develop further your CT and XR interpretation practice organised by Infomed Research & Training on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March 2020, at the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, 1 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY
Course programme

Target audience

  • Consultants and SASGs in Intensive Care
  • Consultant and SASG Anaesthetists covering Intensive Care sessions
  • Suitable also for senior STs

Accreditation

Approved by the RCoA for 11 CPD credits

CPD Matrix Code: 2C01

Full course programme

Course fee

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments, and attendance CPD certificate.

Early bird rates until Mon 16 Dec 2019

Doctors in Training [NHS]: £445 (inc. VAT)
Consultants/SASGs [NHS]: £475 (inc. VAT)
Private sector rate: £575 (inc. VAT)

Standard rates after Mon 16 Dec 2019

Doctors in Training [NHS]: £475 (inc. VAT)
Consultants/SASGs [NHS]: £525 (inc. VAT)
Private sector rate: £675 (inc. VAT)

Course Director - Justin Kirk-Bayley

Course Director - Justin Kirk-Bayley

Justin Kirk-Bayley is a Consultant Intensivist & Anaesthetist in Guildford with a significant interest in critical care imaging. His area of expertise is in point of care ultrasound. He runs an ultrasound training fellowship that also teaches general imaging with radiologists, and believes that understanding imaging, and also what constitutes the best image to acquire, is the key to optimal critical care management.

Course Advisor- Dr Monica Arora

Course Advisor- Dr Monica Arora

MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCP MRCA, ST in Radiology, Northwick Park Hospital
Monica Arora is Radiology Registrar based in the London deanery, with an interest in acute and functional imaging. With a former background in critical care, she is passionate about supporting and educating her colleagues in key imaging concepts to enable them to extract clinically useful information in the acute setting. She has created a workshop for Intensive Care trainees, delivered lectures on general acute imaging and practical sessions including the use of ultrasound in trauma.

About the course

  • Numbers strictly limited. Two attendees per iMac workstation for peer interaction and learning
  • Case based learning with short introductory lectures, offering guidance and practical knowledge
  • Interactive discussions, what is relevant and significant, tips and take home messages that will change your interpreting practice

NEW lecture (Following delegate feedback):
Introduction to CT
by Dr Monica Arora, ST in Radiology, Northwick Park

— Basic CT principles
— Tools for interpretation
— The ‘language’
— Answering the clinical question
— Some example cases

The Course will assist the Intensivist

  • to understand how radiological investigations can best be used to assist in the management of critically ill patients (covering head and spine, chest, abdomen)
  • to interpret radiological investigations performed on critically ill patients to acquire a systematic approach to image interpretation
  • to understand what not to miss and why, including life threatening problems, and common errors to avoid 
  • to know what investigation to ask from the Radiologists and when to ask for help!
  • to understand the key guidelines and protocols
  • to understand the roles, advantages, disadvantages of modalities, i.e. Plain XR, US, CT and MR

Course aim and learning outcomes

To provide the busy, ‘hands-on’ Consultant Intensivist with a practical, stimulating and comprehensive update on the best use of imaging in the assessment of the critically ill patient:

  1. practical (workstation based learning);
  2. stimulating (interactive, challenging, real-life cases, immediate feedback); and
  3. comprehensive (head and spine, chest and abdomen).

By the end of the course, the delegate will have:

  1. a comprehensive understanding of good/best imaging interpretation and reporting practice in intensive care;
  2. improved imaging interpretation skills;
  3. greater confidence in advanced practice; and
  4. identified skills and knowledge gaps, if any, relevant to his/her practice, and clear ways by which these can be addressed.

Leading Consultant Radiologists, experts in their respective fields and experienced in advancing the skills of other specialists

  • Dr Raj Das, Consultant Radiologist, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
  • Dr Emma Helm, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Dr Tim Yusuf, Consultant Radiologist, King’s College Hospital, London
  • Dr Saipriya Ramji, Senior Neuroradiology Fellow, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Maureen Dumba, Senior Fellow, Radiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Ana Nicolescu, Consultant Radiologist, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London
  • Dr Imran Lasker, Consultant Radiologist, Basildon and Thurrock Hospital

Feedback from past delegates of THIS course

Hands-on with the cases using OsiriX DICOM viewer.
Short lectures followed by cases