Ontario Pandemic Response

Suggested Curriculum for Tier 4 Physicians   


Tier 4 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 4 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. 

Category Topic Available Format(s)
Airway Bag-valve mask ventilation Procedural video
Assessing the airway One-page handout
Endotracheal intubation Procedural video
Rapid sequence intubation Short lecture/video
One-page handout
Video   laryngoscopy Short lecture/video
Tracheostomy   Basics Short lecture/PPT
ICU intubation algorithm from the Difficult Airway Society Short handout

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