Critical Care Course for COVID-19 (online)

May 5-14, 2020

Medical College

Critical Care Covid-19 is a four-day synchronous course which will be delivered using pre reading, interactive lectures, videos, pre & post test.  

Course Aims
  • Develop fundamentals of critical care medicine
  • Enable diagnosis and management of critically ill COVID-19 patients
  • Provide evidence-based treatment (including ICU preparation to safely and appropriately manage cases)
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
11:00 am-11:40 am | Introduction to ICU & Assessment of the Critically ill Patient (COVID-19 patient) | Dr Safia Zafar 
11:40 am-12:20 pm | Acute Respiratory Failure and special considerations in Covid-19 | Dr Faisal Khan
12:20 pm-01:00 pm | Airway Management, Basics of ABG’s & Radiological findings in COVID-19 | Dr Faisal Shamim

Thursday, May 07, 2020
11:00 am-11:40 am | Basics of Mechanical Ventilation | Dr Farjad Sultan
11:40 am-12:20 pm | Sedation, Analgesia & Paralysis in ICU | Dr Sadqa Aftab
12:20 pm-01:00 pm | Sepsis, Shock & Appropriate use of antibiotics | Dr Naveed Haroon

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
11:00 am-11:40 am | Infection Control in ICU & COVID-19 Patient | Dr Seema Irfan
11:40 am-12:20 pm | ICU Management of COVID-19 Patient: Current EBM | Dr Masooma Aqeel
12:20 pm-12:45 pm | Skill stations/demonstrations/tutorials: Donning & Doffing for COVID-19 | Mr Afsar Dad Khan

Thursday, May 14, 2020
11:00 am-11:40 am | Hemodynamic Assessment & Management in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 | Dr Amir Hameed
11:40 am-12:20 pm | Assessment of the Critically Ill Child | Dr Qalab Abbas
12:20 pm-01:00 pm | Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation in COVID-19 Child | Dr Sidra Ishaque
01:00 pm-01:20 pm | Skill stations/demonstrations/tutorials: Airway & CPR in COVID-19 | Dr Amber Sabeen

Course Directors
  • Dr Muhammad Sohaib, Senior Instructor, Anaesthesiology, AKU
  • Dr Amber Sabeen, Senior Instructor, Medicine, AKU
  • Dr Farjad Sultan, Anaesthesiologist, Dr Ruth K. M. Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi
  • Dr Asad Latif, Associate Professor, Chair & Service Line Chief, Anaesthesiology, AKU

Who should attend
  • Non-ICU Physicians
  • ICU physicians
  • Senior ICU nursing staff (head nurse/team leaders)
Departments of Anaesthesiology, Medicine, Continuing Professional Education and Educational Development, AKU in collaboration with the Health Department-Government of Sindh, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan Society of Anaesthesiology and Pakistan Society of Critical Care Medicine. 

The Aga Khan University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The faculty, staff and any individual connected to this activity confirms that this activity does not have any financial relationship with proprietary entitles, producing, marketing,  re-selling or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed or used on patients.  The activity has been awarded 8.5 of AMA PRA category 1 credit TM upon completion of the pre- and post-test.

Image credit:



Attend the online session. 


Please send your queries to: