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Acute, emergency and critical care training in low and middle income settings is often limited. This can adversely impact patient outcomes and lead to poor quality of services. NICST hopes to make a difference to the care of the seriously ill patient in such countries with an initial focus on Sri Lanka.

NICST is a multidisciplinary, national and international collaboration between the Directorate of Education Training & Research (ET&R) of the Ministry of Health, Government Medical Officers Association, the Post Basic College of Nursing, The Sri Lanka Nursing Council, Faculty of Medicine, University Of Colombo, and the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (Bangkok, Thailand).

Our collaboration is dedicated to the training of staff in resource poor settings to improve outcomes for patients needing acute and intensive care.

The mission of NICS Training is contributing to the improvement of critical care services in Sri Lanka. We recognize that improving the knowledge and skills of staff is an integral part to this. We also hope that this low-cost adaptable training program will be replicable elsewhere in the developing world.

We began our training activities initially as Nursing Intensive Care Skills (NICS) Training. After the excellent feedback and subsequent demand and collaboration from other healthcare professionals, we have now evolved to be NICST.

We are proud to announce that our NICST ICU course is endorsed by Global Intensive Care Working Group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. We are working on further accreditations.

Read about our activities in the allied pages and share your thoughts about how we can join to make a small difference to patients in their hour of need. We welcome comments, suggestions and criticisms to improve this  process.  We would like to thank all the organisations and individuals who tirelessly contribute to making this process a reality.

Please feel free to contact us at or through our social media pages on this website. We would like to collaborate with like minded people to help improve outcomes of the unwell patient in resource limited settings.

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