Module Contributors: Pascale Gruber, Graham Ramsay, Craig Carr, Tim Wigmore, Rohit Juneja, Andrew Steel, Gordon Choi, Jukka Takala

Course Outline

Management Skills in Intensive Care is a two-day course aimed at specialists and doctors training in intensive care medicine. The objectives of the course are to enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills with the organisational and management aspects of running an intensive care unit.

Topics covered during the course are:

  • Quality and Benchmarking
  • Leadership
  • Patient Safety
  • Risk management
  • Managing conflict
  • Effective negotiation
  • Writing a business case
  • Teamwork
  • Role of the ICU Clinical Director
  • Current global economic impact on intensive care
  • Achieving Change
  • Work life-balance
  • Finance
  • ICU budgeting and Resource Management

A comprehensive workbook is given to each course participant. The course uses a mixture of blended learning techniques including problem based learning, small group teaching, didactic lectures and concludes with a simulated Director’s Meeting on the final day.