ACCS learning outcome: Manage patients with organ dysfunction and failure

Domain 1: Professional values and behaviours
Domain 2: Professional skills
Domain 3: Professional knowledge
Domain 4: Capabilities in health promotion and illness prevention
Domain 5: Capabilities in leadership and team-working
Domain 6: Capabilities in patient safety and quality improvement
Domain 7: Capabilities in safeguarding vulnerable groups

At completion of ACCS a trainee:

  • Will be able to provide safe and effective care for critically ill patients across the spectrum of single or multiple organ system dysfunction and failure.
  • Will be able to plan and communicate effectively with patients, relatives and the wider multi-professional team when attending to the clinical and holistic needs of patients.

An ACCS trainee is / can:

  • Recognise the limitations of intensive care and an understanding of appropriate admission criteria.
  • Recognise, assess and initiate management for acutely ill adults across the spectrum of single or multiple organ system dysfunction and failure.
  • Recognise and manage the patient with sepsis and employ local infection control policies.
  • Perform safely and effectively the clinical invasive procedures to maintain cardiovascular, renal, and respiratory support.
  • Undertake and evaluate laboratory and clinical imaging investigations to manage patients during their intensive care stay.
  • Manage the ongoing medical/surgical needs and organ support of patients during a critical illness, including the holistic care of patients and relatives
  • Plan and communicate the appropriate discharge of patients from intensive care to health care professionals, patients and relatives.
  • Support the management of end of life care within the intensive care environment with patients, relatives and the multi-professional team.
  • Understand the role of transplant services and the principles of brain-stem death testing.
  • Support clinical staff outside the ICU to enable the early detection of the deteriorating patient.
  • Will be able to provide safe and effective care for critically ill patients across the spectrum of single or multiple organ system dysfunction and failure.
  • Will be able to plan and communicate effectively with patients, relatives and the wider multi-professional team when attending to the clinical and holistic needs of patients.

Level 2a by end of ACCS

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