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The Critical Care Network was established in 2002 as a collaborative partnership bringing together clinical services to work together in order to promote the highest quality critical care services. Critical Care is a vital hospital service and the intensive Care Unit (ICU) is the area where the sickest patients in the hospital are treated.


In May 2015 the Critical Care and Major Trauma Networks combined under one Network; The Greater Manchester Critical Care and Major Trauma Network. 


The Network has implemented a very clear and effectively designed organisational structure, which ensures clear lines of accountability, effective two-way communication and clearly defined workstreams. This structure allows for integration of both management and clinical staff who together have adopted a common approach for planning and delivering the needs of the critically ill patient, and enables ideas to be exchanged and best practice shared easily and effectively across all units within the Network for the benefit of patients, carers and staff.


The Network works closely with the Critical Care Networks in the North West and with other regional networks including Cancer, Cardiac, Paediatric and Renal in order to identify and address issues which interface across clinical services regionally and nationally.

 

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Floor 7

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501 Chester Rd

Manchester

M16 9HU

 

Tel : 0161 876 1500

 

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Below is a link toThe Chelsea Critical Care Physical Assessment (CPAx):-


cpax.ocbmedia.com/


The Chelsea Critical Care Physical Assessment (CPAx) is a simple new assessment tool designed to measure functional recovery from critical illness.

 

This 30-40 minute module has been developed for therapists and nurses intending to use the CPAx in clinical practice. Although primarily aimed at physiotherapists to complete, this module would be suitable for any clinician with experience of mobilising patients in critical care.

 

 

New SAMI Date

'Safe Airway Management 

on the Intensive Care Unit' study day on 


8 March 2018 

11 October 2018



European Trauma Course (ETC) 

Forthcoming dates to be advised 

Please click on the image above to take you to the ICS website for more information on the State of the Art conference

SEPSIS 

The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic shock has been recently published in JAMA (February 2016) article below.

Once NICE guidance on Sepsis has been updated and published then all AIM (Acute Illness Management) courses through the Skills Institute will be updated to incorporate the new definition



3rdconsensusdefinitionsforsepsis.pdf
JAMA : Third Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock



Adult Critical Care Service Specification

 D 16

NICE Quality Standard 76 Acute Kidney Injury


The quality standard covers the prevention, detection and management of non-traumatic kidney injury

Who, what, when and why to consider it in intensive care....

 

The article is based on the work performed at a colloquium organised jointly by the ICS and FICM.

The report highlights the process of care for patients who undergo a tracheostomy or a laryngectomy. The report takes a critical look at areas where the care of patients might have been improved. Remediable factors have also been identified in the clinical and the organisational care of these patients.