Keep up to date with all that's happening in Critical Care across the UK
Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services - Edition 2 have been launched by ICS and FICM.
Many units have found the standards and recommendations within GPICS invaluable in developing successful business cases to enhance their local services and improve patient care. GPICS has also been used as the benchmark by which local services are peer reviewed and assessed by healthcare regulators, such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The Intensive Care Society has published the updated Guidance on the Transfer of the Critically Ill Adult and also Guidance for the repatriation of the critically ill patients from international hospitals to UK critical care units. Go to Guidelines & Reports to access the downloads.
NHS England has published D05 the National Service Specification for Adult Critical Care Units
CC3N publish additional National competency for specialist practice including neuro and burns. Go to the Training and Education pages to access downloads.
The Intensive Care Society has published the first Critical Care Professional Development Framework (CCPDF) for AHPs. The purpose of the framework is to provide structured development and career progression of post registration Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) working in a critical care environment. To download a copy click on link below.
Claire Horsfield presented on behalf of CC3N the National critical Care Workforce Survey at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting in London. To view the poster click on the file below.
Adult Critical Care Service Specification (D05) Consultation
Please find above the link to NHS England's 30 day consultation on the draft service specification for Adult Critical Care Services. The closing date for comments to NHS England is8 December 2018
Renal replacement therapy and conservative management NICE guideline [NG107]
This guideline covers renal replacement therapy (dialysis and transplantation) and conservative management for people with chronic kidney disease stages 4 and 5. It aims to improve quality of life by making recommendations on planning, starting and switching treatments, and coordinating care.
Care of the critically ill woman in childbirth; enhanced maternal care 2018
Recommendations relevant to the care of pregnant or recently pregnant, acutely or chronically unwell women, who require acute hospital maternity and critical care specialist services.
Guidelines on the management of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome produced by the Joint Professional Standards Committee of the Intensive Care Society and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
National Critical Care Nursing and Outreach Workforce Survey Overview Report This report is an overview of all the data received from a National Critical Care Nursing and Outreach
Workforce Survey undertaken during the three month period covering September to November