To equip nurses, doctors, and paramedical staff with relevant skills and knowledge in the management of critically ill patients, AKU faculty has introduced interactive workshops on topics relevant to critical care management.
The two-day workshop also includes an on-site simulation-based training that allows trainees to put the acquired knowledge into practice through physical and hands-on activities. The training includes interactive case-based discussions and hands-on simulation on the assessment and management of critically ill adult and child patients. It includes acute respiratory management, COVID-19 management, approach to deal and manage a critically ill patient with severe sepsis and septic shock. Candidates will also learn the different mechanical ventilator challenges in ICUs and practice critical care skills like the insertion of a CVP line. These workshops will allow physicians, nurses, and paramedical staff to use evidence-based approaches in the management of not only COVID-19 patients but also all other patients being managed in intensive care units.
The graduates of the workshop are also eligible to a Bedside Mentorship Programme where they are encouraged to discuss their patients with AKU consultants thus leading to an ongoing learning process and mentoring from AKU faculty.
The Aga Khan University's Tele-ICU Project offers online, flexible, and free-of-cost courses with CME credits for the capacity development of differentiated healthcare staff.
These courses are aimed to build the capacity of physicians, nurses, and paramedics around critical care, prone positioning, and HDUs patient management.
To date, AKU has provided approximately 3000 candidates with the advanced skills and knowledge they need for saving lives.