Pre-Symposium Workshops

14 August 2024, Wednesday

Workshop Title Paediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (PFCCS)
Date 14 – 15 August 2024
Time 0800 – 1730
Venue KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Women’s Tower, Level 2 Simulation Centre
Singapore 229899
Introduction The PFCCS course is an in-depth and comprehensive programme aimed at improving paediatric care. Using the same hands-on, high-quality approach as Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS), this programme focuses intensely on the paediatric population. PFCCS accomplishes these goals by providing a balance of didactic lectures and hands-on skill stations while building on the participant’s basic paediatric knowledge. Those who have completed Basic Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) or their equivalents will benefit from PFCCS, because much of the material covers the transition from initial patient resuscitation to arrival in the intensive care unit. Some of the unique features of the course include interactive case scenario-based lectures and skill stations specific to critically ill or injured children.

The curriculum is presented as a 2-day series of integrated lectures and didactic in-person skill stations that provides knowledge, guidance for decision making, and limited practice in some clinical procedures.

Objectives The objectives for this course are to:

  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured infant and child.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable paediatric patient.
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions, with a focus on the first 72 hours of critical illness.
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for completing optimal transfer.
Target Participants Doctors and nurses who are involved in the care and stabilization of critically ill children
Participants Number 11
Faculty Prof Loh Tsee Foong, PFCCS Course Director, Senior Consultant
Dr Mervin Loi V-Ter, PFCCS Course Co-Director, Consultant
Cost per pax SGD 1,080 APICS 2024 Delegate
SGD 950 LMIC APICS 2024 Delegate
Registration If you are interested to particpate in the course, please email maggie.tan.m.n@kkh.com.sg to register.

15 August 2024, Thursday

Workshop Title APICS ECMO Course
Date 15 – 16 August 2024
Time 0800 – 1730
Venue MD6 Sim Lab, National University Hospital, Singapore
Introduction The highly acclaimed ECMO course at the MD6 lab is currently one of the few courses endorsed by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (ELSO) in Asia. It develops skills for doctors, nurses, perfusionists, and respiratory therapists in the management of patients on ECMO and teaches how to troubleshoot common problems with a simulated learning experience. The didactic talks are a prelude to comprehensive water drills and virtual reality sessions that cover the A to Z of the circuit and its components, plus common issues faced during day-to-day management of ECMO patients.

Learning is further enhanced by smaller group simulation sessions to allow for hands-on education and active instructions on both basic and advanced topics such as circuit checks, equipment components, alarms, pressure monitoring, and emergency trouble-shooting procedures. Faculty and simulation educators will facilitate discussions on team training, clinical critical thinking, and decision making. Participants who attend the course will be assessed before and after the course and will receive ELSO endorsed Course certificate as well as the Red Book.

Synopsis VV ECMO: principles, practice, problems & troubleshooting
VA ECMO: principles, practice, problems & troubleshooting
Virtual Reality Sessions
ECMO circuit problems & hands-on troubleshooting
Principles of ECMO cannulation
Basic and Advanced ECMO high fidelity simulation & scenario
Target Participants Doctors, nurses, perfusionists and respiratory therapists involved in the care of ECMO patients
Participants Number 20
Lead Faculty (Local) Dr Ramanathan K
Dr Graeme MacLaren
Faculty Mr Si Guim Goh
Ms Pauline Oh
Cost Per Pax SGD 990 Physician
SGD 690 Allied Health

Workshop Title BASIC Transthoracic Echocardiography (BASIC-TTE)

Registration is also open to non-APICS 2024 conference registrants.

Date 15 August 2024, Thursday
Time 0800 – 1730
Venue Level 4 EDTC block, SIMTAC, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Synopsis The aim of the course is to provide participants with a basic understanding of point-of-care transthoracic echocardiography. Our course consists of online pre-course multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and interactive lectures on site, practical skill stations and a post-course MCQs. The electronic course manual can be downloaded as an App to conventional electronic media prior to the course.

This course has been approved/ accredited by the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM).

Topics
  • Indications of transthoracic echocardiography
  • Principles of Ultrasound Imaging
  • Basic Controls (Knobology)
  • Image Acquisition
  • Left Heart Assessment
  • Right Heart Assessment
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Haemodynamic Assessment
  • Artefacts
Faculty Singapore
Dr LAU Yie Hui, Senior Consultant, AICPM, TTSH
Dr FONG Wee Kim, Senior Consultant, AICPM, TTSH
Dr XU Hui Ying, Senior Consultant, RCCM, TTSH
Dr Ruth CHEN Weixian, Consultant, Cardiology, WH
Dr Nicolas LIM Yao-Han, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, WH
Dr TAN Joo Hor, Associate Consultant, Cardiology, TTSH
Dr CHEW Si Yuan, Consultant, Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, SGH
Dr CHOO Wee-Sen, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine, NTFGH
Dr TAN Rou An, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine, NTFGH

Hong Kong
Dr Gordon CHOI, Consultant and Head of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Targeted Number of Participants 36
Registration Fee (after 9% GST)

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SGD 600 for non-specialist
SGD 654 for specialist
SGD 436 for trainees from U+LMIC (Upper and Lower-Middle-Income Countries) [Limited Seats]

Workshop Title Paediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (PFCCS)
Date 14 – 15 August 2024
Time 0800 – 1730
Venue KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Women’s Tower, Level 2 Simulation Centre
Singapore 229899
Introduction The PFCCS course is an in-depth and comprehensive programme aimed at improving paediatric care. Using the same hands-on, high-quality approach as Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS), this programme focuses intensely on the paediatric population. PFCCS accomplishes these goals by providing a balance of didactic lectures and hands-on skill stations while building on the participant’s basic paediatric knowledge. Those who have completed Basic Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) or their equivalents will benefit from PFCCS, because much of the material covers the transition from initial patient resuscitation to arrival in the intensive care unit. Some of the unique features of the course include interactive case scenario-based lectures and skill stations specific to critically ill or injured children.

The curriculum is presented as a 2-day series of integrated lectures and didactic in-person skill stations that provides knowledge, guidance for decision making, and limited practice in some clinical procedures.

Objectives The objectives for this course are to:

  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured infant and child.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable paediatric patient.
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions, with a focus on the first 72 hours of critical illness.
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for completing optimal transfer.
Target Participants Doctors and nurses who are involved in the care and stabilization of critically ill children
Participants Number 11
Faculty Prof Loh Tsee Foong, PFCCS Course Director, Senior Consultant
Dr Mervin Loi V-Ter, PFCCS Course Co-Director, Consultant
Cost per pax SGD 1,080
SGD 950 LMIC
Registration If you are interested to particpate in the course, please email maggie.tan.m.n@kkh.com.sg to register.

Workshop Title Chronic Ventilation Workshop
Date 15 August 2024, Thursday
Time 0900 – 1800
Venue Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3, Room 335 – 336
Introduction This full – day workshop will highlight the differences between acute and chronic ventilation, the transdisciplinary coordination required to manage each unique ventilator – assisted individual, differences in practice between various international groups, ventilator weaning in specific conditions, adjunct therapies, and sleep – disordered breathing in chronic ventilation users.
Objectives The Chronic Ventilation Workshop, through a combination of didactic and practical sessions, aims to:

  • Explain the differences between acute and chronic ventilation, and multidisciplinary coordination of roles in managing a patient transitioning to chronic ventilation
  • Elaborate on how to assess suitability for ventilator rehabilitation at the Ventilator Rehabilitation Unit (VRU), Tan Tock Seng Hospital, with nursing input
  • Demonstrate proper early tracheostomy care, secretion clearance techniques, adjunct therapies such as cough assist, and communication techniques such as leak speech and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Discuss differences in practice of chronic ventilation in various countries (UK, Canada and Singapore) learnt from fellowship attachments
  • Discuss ventilator weaning and decannulation in specific conditions including spinal cord injury (SCI), Guillain – Barre syndrome, and Critical Illness myopathy
  • Explain sleep – disordered breathing in chronic ventilation users
  • Run through difficult conversations in progressive neuromuscular diseases such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Advance Care Planning (ACP)
Target Participants All doctors, nurses, and allied health therapists with a keen interest to get an in – depth look at initiation, management, and discharge planning of individuals requiring Chronic Ventilation.
Participants Number 30
Lead Faculty (Local) Dr Valerie Ng and Dr Debra Seow
Faculty Dr Genevieve Tan
Dr Chai Hui Zhong
Dr Wee Jiayan
Dr Lim Jiayan
Dr Ravi Cuttilan
Dr Chan Yeow
Melinda Lim (ST)
Cheryl Tan (PT)

Speakers
Mr Gacula Levi
Mr Lo Tun-Yi

Cost Per Pax SGD 50 Physician
SGD 30 Allied Health

16 August 2024, Friday

Workshop Title APICS ECMO Course
Date 15 – 16 August 2024
Time 0800 – 1730
Venue MD6 Sim Lab, National University Hospital, Singapore
Introduction The highly acclaimed ECMO course at the MD6 lab is currently one of the few courses endorsed by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation (ELSO) in Asia. It develops skills for doctors, nurses, perfusionists, and respiratory therapists in the management of patients on ECMO and teaches how to troubleshoot common problems with a simulated learning experience. The didactic talks are a prelude to comprehensive water drills and virtual reality sessions that cover the A to Z of the circuit and its components, plus common issues faced during day-to-day management of ECMO patients.

Learning is further enhanced by smaller group simulation sessions to allow for hands-on education and active instructions on both basic and advanced topics such as circuit checks, equipment components, alarms, pressure monitoring, and emergency trouble-shooting procedures. Faculty and simulation educators will facilitate discussions on team training, clinical critical thinking, and decision making. Participants who attend the course will be assessed before and after the course and will receive ELSO endorsed Course certificate as well as the Red Book.

Synopsis VV ECMO: principles, practice, problems & troubleshooting
VA ECMO: principles, practice, problems & troubleshooting
Virtual Reality Sessions
ECMO circuit problems & hands-on troubleshooting
Principles of ECMO cannulation
Basic and Advanced ECMO high fidelity simulation & scenario
Target Participants Doctors, nurses, perfusionists and respiratory therapists involved in the care of ECMO patients
Participants Number 20
Lead Faculty (Local) Dr Ramanathan K
Dr Graeme MacLaren
Faculty Mr Si Guim Goh
Ms Pauline Oh
Cost Per Pax SGD 990 Physician
SGD 690 Allied Health

Workshop Title The “Intensive” Critical Care Review Workshop
Date 16 August 2024, Friday
Time 0900 – 1800
Venue Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3, Room 332
Introduction The Intensive Care Unit host a variety of critical illness. A clinician working in the ICU needs to be able to recognize, understand the principles, and manage the different presentations of critical illness. The complexities have exponentially increase together with new knowledge and literature data, making the ICU environment an even faster paced arena when compared to just a few years ago. Competencies will need to be honed together with clinical reasoning skills.
Objectives
  • Able to discuss on ventilator management in patients with critical illness.
  • Able to discuss the monitoring and subsequent management of hemodynamic abnormalities in the Intensive Care Unit.
  • Able to manage patients with neurosurgical emergencies from the viewpoint of an intensivist.
  • Able to manage cardiac emergencies from the viewpoint of an intensivist.
  • Able to discuss the management of toxidromes presenting to the Intensive Care Unit.
Target Participants Intensivists, clinician nurses, advanced practice nurses and medical doctors working in the ICU
Participants Number 30
Lead Faculty (Local) Dr Puah Ser Hon
Faculty Dr Lim Shir Lynn
Dr Manish Kaushik
Prof Kwek Tong Kiat
Prof Jason Phua
Cost Per Pax SGD 50 Physician
SGD 30 Allied Health

Workshop Title Intensive Care Emergencies in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Date 16 August 2024, Friday
Time 0900 – 1300
Venue Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3, Room 334
Introduction The focus of this workshop is on delivery of knowledge related to resuscitation of post cardiac surgery patients, the differences to standard ALS and teaching how to perform a resternotomy in a team
Objectives At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to;

  • Understand normal and abnormal progression of patients following cardiac surgery
  • Understand and discuss the differences between resuscitation of cardiothoracic and non-cardiothoracic patients
  • Correctly use the emergency resternotomy equipment
  • Perform a resternotomy on a manikin in a team including internal cardiac massage and defibrillation.
Target Participants Intensivists, clinician nurses, advanced practice nurses and medical doctors working in the ICU
Participants Number 20
Lead Faculty Dr Christian Karcher, Amy Rogers
Cost Per Pax SGD 50 Physician
SGD 30 Allied Health
Workshop Title Advanced Airway Course FOR Nurses and Respiratory Therapists
Date 16 August 2024, Friday
Time 0830 – 1700
Venue Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Introduction This course is designed to give Critical Care Nurses and Respiratory therapists an approach to management of the upper airway.
The Airway Nurse/RT has a unique role, working together with the Airway Doctor, in preparing, planning, anticipating problems and troubleshooting when they arise. The Airway Nurse is very much an equal partner in airway management.Commonly reported airway events in Critical Care include difficult and failed intubation and tracheostomy related problems. Themes associated with airway disasters include failure to identify high risk airways and failure of advanced airway skills and rescue techniques. In most airway incidents there is an element of failure in non-technical skills such as with communication and performance under stress.The focus of this course will be to develop expertise in rescue techniques and decision making in a crisis situation. Case studies will be used to illustrate situational awareness and decision making.
Objectives The Course will cover:

  • Video laryngoscopy
  • Laryngeal mask airways as a rescue device
  • Front of neck airway (Cricothrotomy)
  • Tracheostomy related problems
  • Situational awareness and decision making
  • Graded assertiveness
  • Intubation planning, and preparation
  • Anticipated and unanticipated difficult intubation
  • Identifying and managing Oesophageal intubation
  • FAQs
Target Participants The course is intended for nurses/ RT working in Critical Care Areas, ICU, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia
Participants Number 36
Lead Faculty (Local) Dr Amit Kansal (NTFGH)
Faculty Dr John Copland (Australia)
Cost per pax (Inclusive of 9% GST) SGD 200 Non-APICS 2024 Delegate / Non-NUHS Fee
SGD 150 APICS 2024 Delegate / NUHS Fee
SGD 100 LMIC APICS 2024 Delegate Fee
Title Critical Care POCUS Workshop
Date 16 August 2024, Friday
Time 1300 – 1700
Venue Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3, Room 331
Synopsis The aim of the course is to introduce novices to diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound of the lungs and for lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The content closely follows the FUSIC program and serves as a starting point for those interested in embarking on the training program.
Topics
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Lower limb deep vein thrombosis
Programme 13:00-13:15 introduction to POCUS, basic knobology
13:15-13:45 lung ultrasound lecture
13:45- 14:45 hands on (3 stations, round robin style)

1. Diagnostic lung US on healthy volunteers (20min)
2. Case discussion of lung US pathology (20min)
3. Ultrasound guided pleural catheter insertion (20min)

14:45-15:00 tea break
15:00-15:30 DVT ultrasound lecture
15:30-16:30 hands on
16:30-17:00 Q+A, introduction to FUSIC

Faculty

Singapore
Dr LAU Yie Hui, Senior Consultant, AICPM, TTSH
Dr XU Hui Ying, Senior Consultant, RCCM, TTSH
Dr Nicolas LIM Yao-Han, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, WH
Dr TAN Joo Hor, Associate Consultant, Cardiology, TTSH
Dr CHEW Si Yuan, Consultant, Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, SGH
Dr CHOO Wee-Sen, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine, NTFGH
Dr TAN Rou An, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine, NTFGH

United States of America
Prof Aarti SARWAL, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Targeted number of participants 30
Cost Per Pax SGD 50
Workshop Title Paediatric Airway Workshop, Singapore (PAWS)
Date 16 August 2024, Friday
Time 0815 – 1600
Venue KKH Simulation Center
Introduction Airway management in children can be challenging and intimidating even in the hands of an experienced anesthesiologist. The Paediatric Airway Workshop is designed by a team from KKH Paediatric Anesthesiology and Children’s Intensive Care Unit to build on basic airway strategies and teach advanced airway skills that are essential to ensure safe and successful outcomes. Participants who may benefit from this workshop include emergency physicians, paediatricians, intensivists, anesthesiologists and nurses. We hope to achieve the objectives of this course via short lectures and small group discussion by our team of airway experts.
Objectives
  • Recognize features of a difficult airway, both anatomically and physiologically
  • Know how to optimize intubation safety
  • Become familiar with the Paediatric Difficult Airway algorithm
  • Recognise complications associated with airway interventions and be able to mitigate or respond appropriately
  • Demonstrate the ability to secure the airway using surgical methods (FONA) when direct/videolaryngoscopy methods fail
  • Demonstrate team leadershop and teamwork in a difficult airway scenario
Target Participants Paediatricians, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Anestheiologists
Participants Number 25
Lead Faculty (Local) Dr Josephine Tan (Peds Anes)
Faculty Dr Evangeline Lim (Peds Anes)
Dr Cheryl Lin (Peds ICU)
Dr Gene Ong (Peds EM)
Dr Jong Juin Yee (Neonates)
Cost Per Pax SGD 600 Early Bird / SGD 700 On-Site for Trainees / Residents
SGD 700 Early Bird / SGD 800 On-Site for Consultants
Registration To register for the workshop, please contact paws@kkh.com.sg