The AIM Course was developed in 2003 to address the growing evidece base raising concern about edetection of critical illness in patients on general wards and the initiation of appropriate care which was impacting  length of stay in hospital and mortality

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Course AIMS

The AIM course delivers a one day multi-professional programme, adopting a mix of lectures, scenario based and small group learning. This approach enables exploration of teamwork, communication and collaboration across multi-professional groups (6).


Course AIMS:


To optimise the outcome for patients at risk of developing acute illness           

 Enhance the knowledge, confidence and performance of ward staff in dealing with acutely ill adults

Encourage teamwork and communication

Promote a multi-professional approach to patient care

Maximise the efficient use of critical care services

Address clinical governance and clinical risk



AIM is:


A one day multi-professional programme

Provided locally on hospital sites

Co-ordinated by Critical Care Practice Based Educators

Delivered by trained AIMĀ© faculty members

Based on problem focused learning

Follows an ABCDE approach to patient assessment and management (fig 1.)

Supported by a detailed reference manual

Competency assessment at the end of the course


Should you be interested in the possibility of delivering Paediatric AIM within your orgaisation and would like to know more, please contact

To get more information or book a place on a course please contact: or ring 0161 876 1500