2010 ACCS Curriculum

The purpose of the Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) programme is to provide trainees with a broad range of knowledge skills and attitudes so as to be able to: assess any acutely ill patient and commence resuscitation if necessary. diagnose the most likely underlying problem. initiate appropriate investigations, commence appropriate immediate treatment and identify and liaise with the in-patient teams to ensure appropriate definitive care.

Uniquely, the ACCS programme delivers the training and experience needed for this by enabling the trainee to work and learn in the four areas most closely concerned with the acutely ill patient – General Internal Medicine (GIM), Anaesthesia (AN), Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) and Emergency Medicine (EM).


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