Education & Training


The Network facilitates educational opportunities and develops tools to support the development of workforce knowledge and skills for delivery of safe care. This page provides information related to educational and training activities that take place within the network. More information can be found on the Workforce, Education and Training tab on the Quality and Leadership page.

National Step Competencies for Critical Care Nurses

These documents have been created to ensure critical care nurses develop competent skills in caring for the critically ill patient. Through a supported learning environment nurses can work through areas of clinical practice to develop their knowledge and skills, which in turn provide transferrable evidence and support academic programmes of learning.

                                 Click on the pictures below to open up the competencies within each Step document.

Safe Critically Ill Transfer Training (SCITT)

Following collaborative work with our NW Network colleagues the SCITT (Safe Care in Transfer Training) course has been developed. 

Each Trust is developing its own local faculty to enable its staff to be trained in caring for the vulnerable group of critically ill patients that may require transfer between locations, either within or external to their organistion. 

Look out for information about this course within your own organistion or if you need more information about who your trust SCITT Programme Lead is, feel free to contact us directly.

Resources to enable SCITT local delivery can be found on the right and the E-Learning Package can be accessed by clicking on the image below;

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SCITT Training Resources

The NW SCITT Programme
SCITT Human Factors Part 1
SCITT Human Factors Part 2
SCITT Safety Presentation
SCITT Local Programme Template
SCITT Evaluation Form

SCITT Training Dates at Royal Preston Hospital

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Workforce, Education and Training 

Forum (WEaT)

This forum brings together Clinical/Practice Educators from our critical care units and Higher Academic Institutes (HEIs), who have a role or interest in developing the knowledge and skills of the workforce. Their work includes the development of training packages/programmes, supporting clinical skills in practice and many other activities that ensure we have effective and competent staff. 

Terms of Reference

WEaT Terms of Ref.
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E - Learning Packages. To access the E-Learning Packages click on the subject link below.

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AQUA training flyer Sept 2018

AQUA Quality Improvement Training Opportunity - FREE

The Network is pleased to offer FREE places on the Introduction to Improvement Course delivered by the AQUA improvement training team. 

The dates for this are:

  • 30th October 2018
  • 27th November 2018
  • 4th December 2018

<<<<<<<<<< Download the PDF flyer on the left for more details!

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Podcasts can be accessed by clicking on the image opposite. These are provided via the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and provide the latest information and intellectual criticism on critical care issues.

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