During your placement you will be allocated a Clinical Supervisor, this will be one of the 8 PCC consultants. Please make contact with them and arrange the first face to face meeting within two weeks of starting your placement.
All supervision meetings should be completed on your NHS Portfolio AICM account.
Work based assessments
aicm Curriculum - Domain 9
These competencies are those expected of a practitioner of adult intensive care medicine, not a paediatric intensivist or neonatologist. Adult intensivists may be called upon to provide immediate care for the acutely ill child while awaiting transfer to a paediatric centre.
Features of competent performance may include:
Recognition of presenting signs and symptoms
Identification and rapid response to life-threatening complications
Awareness of patho-physiological differences between adult and child
Prioritise investigations and monitoring – appropriate; timely
Appropriate differential diagnosis
Clear decision making and immediate management strategies (including application of relevant protocols / guidelines)
Effective multidisciplinary team-working and leadership - clear communication and instructions
Timely and appropriate referral / consultation
Recognition of limitations (self and others) – maintain patient safety
top 30 case
Case 18,19 and 20 should be completed during PCC placement
Other stage 2 cases can (and we encourage you to try) be completed during your PCC placement, competencies for ICM are transferable between adult and paediatric practice.
Case 3 ARDS
Case 4 Acute severe haemorrhage
Case 7 Post cardiac arrest care
Case 13 Acute Meningitis
Case 14 Traumatic Brain Injury
Case 16 Acute onset peripheral weakness - Guillen barre or Acute Disseminated EncephaloMeningitis (ADEM)
Case 28 Diabetic ketoacidosis
Case 30 Neutropenic sepsis