Education & Training

Key to quality and service improvement initiatives undertaken through the Critical Care Network is the provision of high standard training and education for all staff groups who make up the multi-disciplinary team.

There are a variety of educational and training programmes available for acute and critical care supported and/or delivered through the Network in association with the Critical Care Skills Institute.



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AIM Courses

The AIM course was developed in 2003 by critical care staff in Greater Manchester. The purpose, to address the rise in evidence associated with poor patient management outside of the critical care environment connected to deteriorating illness.

The literature demonstrated three key themes consistently identified:

  • Failure to measure basic observations
  • Lack of recognition of the importance of worsening vital signs
  • Delay in response to deteriorating signs

There are now 3 AIM courses that address the needs of staff working with different patient groups, all of which are built around ABCDE assessment and management. The objective of the course is to provide registered healthcare professionals with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to recognise and respond appropriately to patients with acute and deteriorating illness. 


Adult AIM
Maternal AIM
Paediatric AIM

Clinical Support Worker AIM

To get more information about AIM courses please click on links above

If you would like to make enquires about either attending an AIM course or having a licence to deliver AIM within your own organisation, please



Please click on link below to access an elearning package prepared by Dr Tony Thomas on: 

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Acute and Critical Care Nursing Modules

The Greater Manchester Critical Care Skills course is currently under development in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University; 

For more information please contact:  

Transfer of the Critically Ill Patient

The training aims to teach staff the skills and knowledge to undertake intra/inter hospital critical care transfers. It is a one day course built around lectures, workshops and simulation.

This course is available to all critical care professionals involved in transferring sick patients.

For further information or to book a place please contact: