Acute Care Skills Training

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Acute Care Skills Training

A nurse led and nurse focused ICU practical skills programme

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Acute Care Skills Training is a nurse led and nurse focused structured ICU training programme. It is the first practical skills focused programme to train nurses in a developing world country. The course has been developed and conducted with multi-disciplinary local and international collaboration.

Our NICS Training Acute Care Skills course is endorsed by the Global Intensive Care Working Group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

Course objectives

  1. To gain practically applicable knowledge and skills related to ICU nursing practice in a resource poor setting
  2. To understand the benefit of a structured approach to patient assessment
  3. To expose the participants to non-paper based, more practical methods of course assessments


Learning outcomes

  1. Realistic clinical scenarios  designed to highlight particular learning objectives to improve patient care in  Emergency management
  2. The ability to provide experiential learning in a safe and controlled environment
  3. Hands on experience with essential skills through well designed skills stations
  4. Both trainees directly involved in the scenario plus those watching learn through a combination of facilitated reflection, discussion and direct teaching from the faculty.

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Our collaborators

  • Ministry of Health Sri Lanka:The Deputy Director General (Education Training & Research)The Director Nursing (Education)
  • University of Colombo:The Department of Clinical Medicine (DCM), Faculty of MedicineThe Medical Education and Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine (MEDARC)
  • InterACCT

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Course Summary

2 days


Doctors and nurses


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Contact Dilini on 0713-241523

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