I’ll let you in on a little secret. I never really Got the kidney. I just couldn’t grasp that whole counter-current thing. All I remember is something about penguin’s feet. Well that’s all about to change.
This looks like a great course being run by the Neppean Institute of Critical Care Education and Research (NICCER) at the fabulous, but slightly far away, Neppean Hospital in Sydney’s beautiful Blue Mountains.
The course is designed by the folks behind the Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) course, but is aimed at those who are, as the title implies, beyond BASIC.
I have no fiduciary interest (I was interested in using the word fiduciary though) in the course. It is however, being coordinated by my good friend Dr. Nudrat Rashid, so I know it will be top notch.
• AKI Epidemiology and outcome
• AKI: definitions, staging and diagnosis
• Acute kidney injury and sepsis
• AKI and abdominal compartment syndrome
• Urinary tract infections
• Continuous renal replacement therapy
• Chronic Renal Failure
• Intermittent haemodialysis and SLEDD
• Peritoneal dialysis
• Drug dosing in renal failure
It’s aimed at ICU registrars but all ICU docs and nurses are welcome. Those who have done BASIC will know that they are all about small groups and lots of practical experience.
It looks great! Download the flyer and application form or contact Dr. Rashid if you’re keen. Hopefully I’ll see you there. Shame the course isn’t in winter, or we could have gone SLEDDing!