Wilderness Physician Course (WP)

By Dr. David Monks

Why did you do the course?
I have a keen interest in mountaineering and am currently a probationary member of Dublin-Wicklow Mountain rescue. I had also signed up with Earths Edge to be an expedition doctor climbing Kilimanjaro and so I wanted to do the course to get some experience at treating people outdoors on the hillside. Continue reading

Major Incident Medical Management & Support (MIMMS)

By Dr. Jimmy Lee

Why did you do the course?
Like many Irish EM trainees, I have a special interest in Pre-hospital EM and Disaster Medicine, though don’t get much opportunity to do it as a relatively junior trainee. This course gave me the opportunity to gain more knowledge and skills before I set off to do the real thing. Continue reading

Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC)

By Dr. Kevin Brown (published online on 1st Jan 2016)

Why did you do the course?
During my time in Emergency Medicine I realised I wanted to know more about the intensive care management of the really sick patients who would soon get swooped away to intensive care after I had seen them in the ED. I particularly wanted to expand my knowledge on non-invasive ventilation and practice with ventilators, as you get fairly limited exposure to this in work. Continue reading

Pre-hospital Emergency Care (BASICS)

By Dr. Kevin Brown (published online on 1st Jan 2016)

Why did you do the course?
During my first year working in Emergency Medicine I stumbled across an EM conference with a heavy emphasis on pre-hospital care. I was inspired by the speakers and thought this really might be an area I would want to work in in the future. I really enjoy trauma management and this is about as real as it gets. Continue reading

ACLS for the Experienced Provider

By Dr. Mai Nguyen

Why did you do the course?
ACLS is a mandatory course for most clinicians that needs to be updated, ideally every 2 years. ACLS for the Experienced Provider (EP) allows for re-certification of ACLS and also allows for a more detailed discussion of the conditions surrounding cardiac arrest. ACLP EP is much more applicable for emergency doctors as it involves a lot more discussion surrounding patient management. Continue reading