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ICM-Specific Competences

ACCS trainees should achieve the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Intensive Care Medicine’s basic level competence in all ICM competences. The ICM competences are set out in the ICM curriculum.


ICM Competences and the ICM Curriculum

Candidates should achieve the following IBT ICM competences:

Aseptic Peripheral Venous Cannulation

During which, trainees following the ICM curriculum should

Aseptic Arterial Cannulation and Local Anaesthetic

During which, trainees attempting to achieve all ICM competences should

Obtaining an Arterial Blood Gas Safely, and Interpreting the Results

Correctly

During which, trainees following the ICM curriculum should

Aseptic Placement of Central Venous Catheter

During which, trainees attempting to achieve all ICM competences should

Connecting Mechanical Ventilators and Selecting Initial Settings

During which, trainees following the ICM curriculum should

Describing the Safe Use of Drugs to Facilitate Mechanical Ventilation

During which, trainees attempting to achieve all ICM competences should

Understanding Principles of Monitoring Respiratory Function

During which, trainees following the ICM curriculum should

Describing How to Assess Patients Who Are Poorly Compliant with

Mechanical Ventilation, and Understanding How to Improve

Compliance

During which, trainees attempting to achieve all ICM competences should

Prescribing Vasoactive Drugs and Electrolytes Safely

During which, trainees following the ICM curriculum should

Delivering a Fluid Challenge to an Acutely Unwell Patient in a Safe

Manner

During which, trainees attempting to achieve all ICM competences should

Describing the Actions Necessary for Accidental Displacement of a

Tracheal Tube or Tracheostomy

During which, trainees following the ICM curriculum should

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