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The Primary ( ) and Final () FRCA examinations require an extensive knowledge of Intensive Care Medicine. We have therefore written a new educational resource section on the subject of Intensive Care. The tutorials have been tailored to the FRCA Knowledge Requirements laid down by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine.

The Critical Care educational resource is co-ordinated and edited by Dr John Griffiths DICM MRCP FRCA MA, CriticalCareUK Resource Editor. John has also worked with AnaesthesiaUK to develop a new site dedicated to Intensive Care Follow-up,

Royal College of Anaesthetists 'Knowledge' Requirements

Intensive Care Medicine

This is a ‘Key Unit of Training’. “Step 1” (previously Intermediate) Training in ICM requires 6 months of training within the specialty. All trainees in anaesthesia must receive a minimum of three months training in ICM during years SpR 1 and 2. This requirement is based on the recognition that knowledge and skills gained in critical care underpin the trainees’ ability to gain competency in aspects of anaesthesia later in their training. The training should be to the IBTICM's standards for Step 1 Training, with the exception that the Board's requirement that SpR training must be in three-month blocks does not apply to training intended solely for a CCT in anaesthesia. The College does not prescribe the minimum duration of ICM training blocks within the anaesthesia CCT programme, although longer rather than shorter periods are preferred. The second 3 months training in ICM would normally be obtained in year 3. However, provided other ‘units of training’ in the SpR 1/2 period are not compromised, this second period can also be completed during this time. It is expected, however, that this will be the exception rather than the rule…

This resource is continually updated by our team of CriticalCareUK Editors, featuring the latest papers relevant to each specialist area of Intensive Care Medicine. The team welcomes all suggestions and contributions for articles from our site users.

 Access the CriticalCareUK resources via 'Intensive Care' on the left menu.

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