|Title||Presentation and management of patients in the critical care setting including severe sepsis and septic shock|
By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of presentation and management of patients in the critical care setting, especially the intensive care unit (ICU) including sepsis syndrome (severe sepsis and septic shock) be able to:
- analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
- perform, adapt and master a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures and
- demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:
- the pathophysiology of sepsis syndrome
- the rationale for interventions and therapy in sepsis syndrome and other infections in the ICU
- infections seen in the ICU including both community and nosocomially acquired
- the diagnosis and management of common infection problems in the ICU setting, e.g. ventilator- associated pneumonia, line-infections, septicaemia
- the outcomes of infection
- evidence base for diagnosis and management.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance, adaptation and mastery of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills to
- communicate all aspects of microbiological liaison with clinical staff, e.g. choice of tests, interpretation of results and recommendations for treatment
- justify a course of action to clinical teams.
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of presentation and management of patients in the critical care setting to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage to:
- recognise the consequences of severe infection including disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and sepsis syndrome
- recognise and manage specific infection problems in the critically ill.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.