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Mater Basic Critical Care Echo Course

Friday, 9 September, 2022

The Mater are running their regular Basic Critical Care Echo course on Wednesday, November 30th & Thursday, December 1st 2022 in the Pillar Centre in the Mater hospital. Details of course and application are below

Applications are invited for Training Posts for the National Training Programme in Intensive Care Medicine

Wednesday, 13 July, 2022

Clinical Fellowship (Year One) in Intensive Care Medicine & Advanced Clinical Fellow (Year Two) Post CSCST posts in Intensive Care Medicine  Posts commencing July 2023 Advanced Clinical Fellowship (Year 2 ICM Training) applicants must: Have

EGLS Course Cork August 2022

Wednesday, 8 June, 2022

EGLS (Echo Guided Life Support) is a one day basic echo course that is useful for those beginning basic accreditation in critical care echo. It is recognised as a basic course for the purposes of

Mater Basic Critical Care Echo Course

Saturday, 16 April, 2022

The Mater are running their regular yearly Basic Critical Care Echo course on June 1st and 2nd 2022 in the Pillar Centre in the Mater hospital. Details of course and application are below Flyer Application

Irish Donor Awareness Programme (IDAP) 2022

Tuesday, 5 April, 2022

The Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland is running a one-day course on the Management of Brain Death & Organ Donation. The aim of this course is to help clinicians remain optimally skilled

FUSIC Heart Course in Galway 25th March 2022

Wednesday, 23 February, 2022

The team at Galway University Hospitals Anaesthesia and Intensive Care are running a FUSIC Heart course in Galway on the 25th March 2022. The venue is the Glenlo Abbey Hotel. This course is approved as

JFICMI Introduction to Intensive Care

Saturday, 7 August, 2021

The JFICMI is hosting an intro to ICU course for all interested especially targeted at those beginning their rotations through the ICU. The zoom link can be found by scanning the QR code below or

FUSIC heart course – Galway

Wednesday, 28 July, 2021

Galway are running a FUSIC Heart couse on August 14th. Faculty include 2 current BSE Adult Critical Care Echocardiography committee members and FUSIC Heart supervisors and mentors. Please email: icuechoguh@gmail.com if interested

Applications Open – Fellowships in Intensive Care Medicine July 2022

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021

Applications are invited for Training Posts for: Senior Clinical Fellowship & Post CSCST in Intensive Care Medicine – Commencing July 2022 Senior Clinical Fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine applicants must: Have achieved CSCST or equivalent

FUSIC HD Ultrasound Accreditation

Friday, 4 June, 2021

FUSIC is the the current paradigm for basic echo and ultrasound accreditation developed by the UK Intensive Care Society. They have recently developed and published on a more advanced echo and haemodynamics accreditation pathway suitable

An interview with Dr Dermot Phelan, founding member of JFICMI

Tuesday, 18 May, 2021

Dr Dermot Phelan was one of the first Consultant Intensivists in Ireland and among others played a leading role in the development of Intensive Care as a specialty in Ireland.  Recently we interviewed him on

WIN FOCUS Ultrasound Conference June 12-13th 2021

Tuesday, 11 May, 2021

The 2021 WINFOCUS Virtual Congress on Point of Care Ultrasound: “Pandemic and beyond”, June 12-13th 2021 will be held in a virtual format. The specific aim of the conference is to freely offer a scientific/educational

Upcoming PoCUS events

Thursday, 11 March, 2021

From Dr Nix, Chair of the POCUS committee of the JFICMI. CAI Perioperative PoCUS Zoom Workshop Friday May 21st at the CAI Annual Congress From Galway with Dr Peter Moran Lectures will cover how to

Training with the JFICMI

Thursday, 4 March, 2021

Below is a short video with the director of training, Brian Marsh, providing an overview of the current structure, governance and funding of ICM training in Ireland For more information visit the training page The

Critical Care Capacity expansion and COVID 19

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

The critical care representative organisations (ICSI/JFICMI/CCP/CAI/AAGBI and IACCN) have been  highlighting with Government the dearth of critical care bed capacity in Ireland – 6/100,000 population versus the European average of 11.5/100,000  plus the corresponding shortage

Spring 2021 Training Update

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

The transfer of the JFICMI logbooks and competency assessments to the CAI ‘Kaizen’ system is complete and appears to be functioning satisfactorily under the supervision of the JFICMI’s Chair of Training.   Discussion of the JFICMI’s

What is the JFICMI?

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

Watch this recently recorded interview former Dean of the faculty, John Bates, Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia in Galway University Hospital.

Dr Ross Freebairn of Hawke’s bay, New Zealand is an international leader in ICM education and is a past president of the CICM (ANZ). He has visited Ireland on many occasions, spoken at meetings, conducted

Intensive Care Specialist Register

Sunday, 21 February, 2021

The work on assessing applications referred to us by the Medical Council in ‘populating‘ the specialist register continues and at this stage approximately 40 consultants and senior fellows have been recommended for admission to the specialist

Exams Update 2021

Sunday, 21 February, 2021

The written FJFCIMI exam will take place 15th April 2021.  Dr Westbrook reported that the pre-exam course for 2021 will take place on March 10, 11 and 12th.  As a result of current pandemic restrictions,

Education including COVID-19

Sunday, 21 February, 2021

The Joint Faculty’s teaching module which gives an expert overview and a detailed, practical guide to specific elements of COVID 19 patient management e.g.  CPAP, Proning, Intubation, Suction, Surgery, CPR etc  continues and was updated in January

Watch: National Intensive Care COVID Research & Scientific Conference

Friday, 31 July, 2020

To view the public session from the National Intensive Care COVID Research & Scientific Conference click here. The National COVID Research and Scientific meeting took place on Saturday September 5th . Hosted by The Intensive

Summer Update 2020

Monday, 8 June, 2020

Critical Care Capacity expansion and COVID 19: The critical care representative organisations (ICSI/JFICMI/CCP/CAI/AAGBI and IACCN) have written an open letter to all political parties to seek an increase in critical care capacity in Ireland sufficient

National Standards Paediatric Critical Care Medicine 2020

Thursday, 4 June, 2020

National Standards Paediatric Critical Care Medicine 2020  

Minimum Standards for Adult Critical Care Services

Tuesday, 2 June, 2020

Minimum Standards for Adult Critical Care Services  

    Guidance for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in the Intensive Care management of patients during SARS-2-Covid-19 pandemic

    Thursday, 14 May, 2020

    Guidance for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in the Intensive Care management of patients during the SARS-2-Covid-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland

    COVID-19

    Monday, 16 March, 2020

    Specialist Educational Resources Please click the following link to view the educational presentation for COVID-19. Management of the critically ill patient with confirmed or suspected COVID 19 Educational links and further information are updated on a

    JFICMI Autumn Update 2019

    Sunday, 29 September, 2019

     Important reminders: a.  Specialist Register – incentive to join b.  Subscription fee amnesty Specialist Register for Intensive Care Medicine (ICM)   While it is not a requirement to be on the new (ICM)  section of

    Results: FJFICIMI Clinical Examination 17th May 2019

    Monday, 27 May, 2019

    Please find below the list of candidates that have been successful in the FJFICMI Clinical Examination on the 17th May 2019 .   27001 27003 27004 27005 27006 27007 27008 27009 27010

    JFICMI Spring Update 2019 – including opening of Specialist Register and Subscription fee Amnesty

    Friday, 26 April, 2019

    Opening of Specialist Register for Intensive Care Medicine  The specialist register for Intensive care Medicine is now open and the first three nominees of the JFICMI (Credentials Committee members) have had their applications reviewed and

    FJFICMI Written Examination – 11th April 2019

    Thursday, 18 April, 2019

    The following candidates have been successful: 21001 21002 21003 21004 21005 21006 21007 21008 21009 You will be notified of your hospital allocation once your application for the Part 2 exam has been received. Please

    Focused Intensive Care Echo Course (FICE) UHL

    Thursday, 28 February, 2019

    The Training Lead Office in ULHG In partnership with Dr Cian McDermott, organized the first Irish Focused Intensive Care Echo Course (FICE) last October as part of the IAEM Annual Scientific Meeting.   Dr Catherine Nix,

    National Audit Report Published

    Monday, 25 February, 2019

    The Irish National ICU Audit was established by NOCA in 2013 and focuses on the care of patients in adult Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs). This audit was led by

      JFICMI New Year Update & Greetings

      Saturday, 19 January, 2019

        The JFICMI wishes all its members (Fellows and Trainees) a great and successful New Year in 2019. The year is expected to be active and busy for Intensive Care medicine in Ireland and the

      ANZ-Ireland link

      Thursday, 25 October, 2018

      The ANZ college of intensive care medicine (CICM) underlined the value of the link with Ireland as a central feature its annual scientific meeting dinner at Hobart in May, this year when they recognised the

      Focused Intensive Care Echo Course

      Wednesday, 10 October, 2018

      On Wendesday 17th October, a Focused Intensive Care Echo Course will take place in conjunction with the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. For more information view the flyer here and the course programme here. Registrations

      Update from JFICMI Board meeting 4 Sept 2018

      Friday, 28 September, 2018

      New Dean and officers of JFICMI Congratulations to Dr John Bates on being elected unanimously as Dean, the term of office being three years. Congratulations also to Drs Michael Scully (elected as Vice Dean), Alan

      JFICMI honours Mary White and Brian Kavanagh

      Wednesday, 5 September, 2018

      The JFICMI, in cooperation with the ICSI, held an Honorary Conferring ceremony at the Joint scientific meeting in June this year.  This was the third time that the Joint Faculty has held such a ceremony

      JFICMI special Board meeting 17 July 2018.

      Tuesday, 4 September, 2018

      A special summer Board Meeting was held to discuss the Medical Council’s report on the “Programme of Specialist Training in Intensive Care Medicine”.   This Accreditation report has been received by the Joint Faculty after the

      Dingle 20th Annual Congress

      Thursday, 5 July, 2018

      Current Controversies in Anaesthesia & Peri-Operative Medicine Please visit : https://www.ebpom.org/Dingle2018 for more information and registration.

      Kate Flynn Prize Winners

      Monday, 18 June, 2018

        The winners of the ICSI Kate Flynn Prize 2018 are Dr Maeve McAllister and Dr Teresa Sweeney of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co Louth. The case submitted was Acute Intermittent porphyria leading to posterior

      Board matters

      Wednesday, 21 March, 2018

      Newly elected members: The board was pleased to welcome Drs Alan Gaffney and Jennifer Hastings and to wish them well in their time on the Board. Some terms of office are completed – Dr Maria

      New Training Committee

      Wednesday, 21 March, 2018

       The members include Board members and the nine Supervisors of Training nationally under the chairmanship of Dr Brian Marsh. Its primary function is the co-ordination of the JFICMI’s supervised training as collated on the website

      Scientific / clinical meetings

      Wednesday, 21 March, 2018

      Dr Ignacio Martin-Loeches was commended for his work in organising the recent 23rd International Symposium on Infections in the Critically Ill patient. The Kate Flynn prize organised in association with the ICSI worked well and

      Re-submission to Medical Council of Training Program application

      Thursday, 21 December, 2017

      The November Board meeting reviewed the work being done on the revised submission and there was commendation to the sub-group involved for bringing it to a new standard in time for the December 2017 re-submission

      New legal / financial (governance) status for Joint Faculty

      Thursday, 21 December, 2017

      In the December 2017 re-submission to the Medical Council, applying for recognition of the JFICMI’s postgraduate training programme, the following wording has been agreed for the JFICMI’s  governance status. The Joint Faculty of Intensive Care