Entry to the Intensive Care Unit at the Canberra Hospital is through the Intensive Care Training Program or the Critical Care Training program. As part of the Critical Care Program, Junior Medical Officer’s (JMOs) are rotated through anaesthetics, the emergency department and the intensive care unit during the 4-term year.
We also subsidise the Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) course for ACT Health employees.
This rotation gives you access to daily teaching sessions, simulated learning sessions and extensive research opportunities.
You are also required to attend a week-long orientation program before starting your rotation to ensure you are adequately educated before working on the unit.
Features of the intensive care unit rotation at the Canberra Hospital include:
- inpatient unit staffed by specialists and senior registrars 24 hours a day
- rotation only offered to PGY3+ JMOs
- exposure to various procedures such as central line insertions, arterial line insertions, lumbar puncture, intubation, non-invasive ventilation, insertion of chest drains, abdominal paracentesis and multiple other procedures
- extensive support for primary and secondary examinations