Course Details

Course description:

The Southwest Intensive care Mechanical Ventilation (SIMV) Courses are a series of multi-disciplinary simulation based courses focused on mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients. These courses are delivered by experts using the latest manikin technology.


Small group teaching from ventilation experts

Opportunity to use real ICU ventilators with high-fidelity simulated patients

Explore commonly encountered ventilation problems and their solutions

Level 1 aims to improve candidates understanding of:

  • mechanical ventilation,
  • setting up mandatory modes and
  • managing commonly encountered difficulties such as refractory hypoxaemia, hypercapnia and high peak inspiratory pressure

Target Audience:

Level 1 is designed for doctors undertaking stage 1 ICM or Core/ACCS training in Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine or other acute specialities. As a multi-disciplinary course it is also open to nurses and physiotherapists with an interest in critical care. The course will provide pre-course learning to help optimise the candidates learning on the day.

More senior candidates with a desire to cover special circumstances, dyssynchrony and pressure support modes are advised to attend the Level 2 course, due to start in 2020. If you have any questions regarding these courses, please contact us on:


Format: 1-day course

Venue: BMSC


£210 for medics

£150 for non-medics


Should you have any enquiries on this course please e-mail or to book on the course please click on the book online now button

Please be aware of the BMSC’s cancellation policy which can be accessed by clicking here

Course Dates

September 2, 2020

Course Times




Bristol Medical Simulation Centre
UH Bristol Education Centre- Level 5
Upper Maudlin Street
Bristol BS2 8AE
+44 (0)117 342 0108

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Bristol Medical Simulation Centre
UH Bristol Education Centre - Level 5
Bristol BS2 8AE
+44 (0)117 342 0108
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