Ontario Pandemic Response
Suggested Curriculum for Tier 3 Physicians
Tier 3 physicians are expected to assist with the day-to-day care of ICU patients but would not be responsible for running a team or caring for patients independently . We recommend reviewing the following topics to fulfill this role if they are not already familiar to you. Topics highlighted in RED are critical for your learning; topics highlighted in YELLOW are important for your learning; topics highlighted in GREEN are for your future reference or advanced learning; topics highlighted in BLUE can be used as a "just in time" resource.
You will identify a hyperlink associated with each curriculum item due to the
educational resources for that item. For a small number of these items,
materials will be available shortly.
Tier 3 MDs are not expected to perform independent airway management for critically ill patients. They may be asked to assist Tier 1 or 2 MDs with graded responsibility based on previous skills and experience.
|Airway||Bag-valve mask ventilation||Procedural video|
|Assessing the airway||One-page handout|
|Endotracheal intubation||Procedural video|
|Rapid sequence intubation||Short lecture/video
|Video laryngoscopy||Short lecture/video|
|ICU intubation algorithm from the Difficult Airway Society||Short handout|
|Tracheostomy Basics||Short lecture/PPT|
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