Fundamentals of Emergency Care

The FEC course revises some of the important fundamental topics and principles in Emergency Medicine including ventilation, advanced airway management including RSI, cardiac arrest algorhythms and venous access.

Emergency conditions and skills learned during the workshops will be practiced in various patient simulations or scenario-based teaching.

Book Your Seat :: 26 - 27 February 2016

Course Date(s): 26 – 27 February 2016
Course Duration: 2 days – 8am to 5pm
Course Venue: UCT Skills Lab
Clinical Director: Dr Peter Hodkinson
Logistics Coordinator: Roxanne Adams | roxanne.adams@uct.ac.za | +27 21 406 6407
Course Price in ZAR: R 3 200 – Read our payment info
Certification Received: Stellenbosch University

Brief Course Overview

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.

Who should attend this course?

The course is aimed at doctors, nursing sisters and paramedics involved in providing emergency care to patients.

Why should someone attend this course?

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.

Detailed Course Outline

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
  • Triage
  • Resuscitation
  • Various chapters on the assessment and management of problems related to airway, breathing, circulation and disability
  • Immobilization
  • Special resuscitation on trauma and paediatrics
  • Management of specific conditions
  • Analgesia and sedation in the Emergency Centre
  • Drugs

Clinical Director Profile

Peter Hodkinson MBBCh(Wits), MPhil(EM), DTM&H, DA(SA), Dip PEC(SA), Dip Obst(SA) is an honorary lecturer in the Division of Emergency Medicine. He has worked in both rural and district hospitals in SA, as well as in the emergency centres and services in Cape Town, and internationally, with a broad interest in bringing high quality emergency care to where it is needed and not just as a tertiary hospital speciality. He is presently writing up his PhD on the referral processes for critically ill children in the Western Cape, and is involved in various teaching and research roles in the division.

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Contact Us

Emergency Care Institue of South Africa
UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Cape Town, South Africa,  7925
+27 (21) 944 9223 / 6
info@eci-sa.org