Fundamentals of Emergency Care Course (FEC)
The FEC course revises some of the important fundamental topics and principles in Emergency Medicine including ventilation, advanced airway management including RSI, cardiac arrest algorithms and venous access.
Emergency conditions and skills learned during the workshops will be practiced in various patient simulations or scenario-based teaching.
Next Course Date(s): February 2018 - or on demand - we may run a course in Sept/ Oct 2017 - please contact Roxanne to express interest.
Course Duration: 2 days – 8am to 5pm
Course Venue: UCT Skills Lab (Groote Schuur Hospital) Cape Town
Clinical Director: Dr Peter Hodkinson
Logistics Coordinator: Roxanne Adams | +27 21 406 6407
Course Price in ZAR: R 3 200 – Read our payment info
During the 2-day practical course students will be exposed to lectures and practical sessions to refresh knowledge and skills necessary in the management of emergency conditions.
These include various workshops including ventilation, advanced airway management and RSI, cardiac arrest algorithms and venous access. Emergency conditions and skills learned during the workshops will be practiced in various patient simulations or scenario-based teaching. Registration generally closes three weeks before the scheduled course takes place, to allow delegates to work through the course manual that is included as part of the course fee. An entry exam is held at the start of the first session on the materials presented in the manual.
Click here for a glimpse at the manual contents
The course is aimed at doctors, nursing sisters and paramedics involved in providing emergency care to patients.
The aim of the course is to improve knowledge and refresh procedures and skills necessary in the management of emergency conditions especially life-threatening conditions.
In the course various topics in medical emergencies, trauma and paediatric emergencies will be covered. This include lectures, workshops and scenario-based simulations.
Before the course students will receive a manual to study before the course. Chapters in the manual include:
- Assessment of critically ill or injured patients
- Various chapters on the assessment and management of problems related to airway, breathing, circulation and disability
- Special resuscitation on trauma and paediatrics
- Management of specific conditions
- Analgesia and sedation in the Emergency Centre