BASIC (Adult)

The Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) course covers the fundamental knowledge and skills required for healthcare professionals working in Intensive Care Units and other critical care environments that provide intensive care management or advanced resuscitation and pre-transport stabilisation of critically ill and injured adult patients.

This course aims to prepare clinicians from all disciplines for the practical management of critically ill patients.

Who should attend?
  • Medical officers
  • Registered nurses
  • Paramedics
Workshop topics
Key topics include:
  • Assessment of the seriously ill adult patient
  • Mechanical ventilation: modes, strategies for optimising ventilators, troubleshooting
  • Diagnosis and management of
    • airway management
    • airway obstruction
    • acute respiratory failure
  • Severe trauma
  • Severe sepsis and septic shock
  • Interpretation of arterial blood gases
  • Sedation and analgesia
  • Critical care transport
Skill stations include:
  • Airway management
  • Vascular access
  • Mechanical ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Defibrillation and pacing
Duration & Cost
BASIC (Adult) is an interactive course run over two days.

Medical officers: $650 inc GST
Nurses and students: $450 inc GST

Discounts are available for nurses from Mater Private Hospital Brisbane ICU and Mater Hospital Brisbane ICU. Please contact for your discount code.

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Apply for upcoming dates

Start Date End Date Location Cost Actions
21 Feb 2020 22 Feb 2020 South Brisbane $650.00 Apply Now
23 Mar 2020 24 Mar 2020 Mackay Skills Centre, Mackay Base Hospital $650.00 Apply Now

Upon payment, please use the following promotional codes to claim the discounted fee, based on your status:

  • Nurses, Students and paramedics: BASIC
  • Mackay ICU Nurses: MackayICU
  • Mater Brisbane ICU Nurses: MaterBneICU

By claiming this discount you declare your work status and agree to provide proof of eligibility upon request.