The IMPACT Course is a two-day course introducing the principles and practice of acute medical care and related knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.
The course is aimed at CT1 and CT2 level doctors in acute medical specialties including Acute Medicine, Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) and General Internal Medicine.
The course is open to delegates at FY2 level who are able to demonstrate a particular interest in pursuing a career in the specialties noted above. FY2 doctors must have completed at least eight months practice in acute medical specialties in their FY2 year before they can attend the course.
IMPACT enables trainee doctors to assess and treat acutely unwell patients and where appropriate gives guidance on when to ask for help. The course provides key point presentations, workshops, “hands on” skills stations and critically ill patient teaching is given by experienced instructors in a supportive environment.
IMPACT continues to develop rapidly with 26 Course Centres across the UK and the Isle of Man. 36 courses and 5 Instructor Days were held during 2015.
Designed by the Federation of Royal Medical Colleges and the Royal College of Anaesthetics, this course is endorsed by the Resuscitation Council UK and the Intensive Care Society. IMPACT has been successfully running throughout the UK since 2004.
There is an ongoing need for the recruitment of suitable faculty and study days are planned throughout the year. You can find additional information under our Instructors section. If you wish to teach IMPACT please contact Elaine Millar, IMPACT National Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.