​What We Offer​

24/7 Free Consultations for ICU/HDU Physicians

AKU has set up a free-of-cost 24/7 Tele-consultation service where physicians can receive peer-to-peer consults from AKU's critical care experts and receive consultations for critically ill patients in ICU/HDU.

The helpline is now being inundated with a significant number of calls every day where physicians receive guidance and information on patients in ICUs and HDUs. With this initiative, AKU has provided almost 4000+ consultations and saved more than 300 lives nationwide during the pandemic.

If you are an ICU/HDU physician looking for expert advice:

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Using routinely available audio-visual technology, AKU's experts conduct daily rounds with bedside physicians to discuss patients' management and appropriate interventions in collaborating hospitals.

So far, the team has spent 20,000 minutes on call and has catered to more than 300 patients.​

​On-site Training

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, an approach to deal and managing 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 all patients being managed in intensive care units.

The graduates of the workshop are also eligible for 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.

Online Courses

​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 building the capacity of physicians, nurses, and paramedics around critical care, prone positioning, and HDU patient management. 

To date, AKU has provided approximately 1000 candidates with the advanced skills and knowledge they need for saving lives.​​​​​