Department of Critical Care Medicine
School of Medicine Queen's University

Critical Care Medicine EPA List

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Transition to Discipline (D)

1. Recognizing and assessing the critically ill patient 
2. Initiating resuscitation 
3. Performing basic ICU procedural skill 
4. Providing a patient status update (routine situation) to a patient or family in the ICU 
5. Transferring clinical information between health care providers 
6. Coordinating rounds and supporting team members in the ICU setting 

Foundations (F):

  1. Evaluating and managing uncomplicated/routine patients requiring mechanical ventilation/respirator support
  2. Evaluating, stabilizing, and managing critically ill patients presenting with common ICU conditions
  3. Performing Common ICU Procedural Skills
  4. Identifying and caring for patients and their family needs during critical illness and near the end of life
  5. Co-leading multidisciplinary teams
  6. Teaching and supervising junior physicians and health care teams around common ICU issues
  7. Implementing a learning plan based on identified gaps in knowledge or skill and developing a career plan
Core (C):

  1. Managing organ dysfunction (single and multisystem)
  2. Managing the resuscitation of critically ill patients
  3. Managing end-of-life care
  4. Identifying, assessing, and managing potential organ donors
  5. Managing the transport of critically ill patients
  6. Caring for the chronic/ technologically-dependent critically ill patients and their primary caregiver
  7. Performing Advanced Procedural ICU skills
  8. Communication with patients and families in complicated complex situations.
  9. Conducting daily clinical rounds
  10. Supervising, assessing and coaching junior colleagues
  11. Identifying System Failures and contributes to a culture of safety
  12. Recognizing and caring for vulnerable, critically ill patients
  13. Participating in/contributing to a scholarly activity

Transition to Practice (P):

  1. Leading challenging ethical and critical conversations/ discussions at the systems level
  2. Debriefing resuscitation and other critical events
  3. Coordinating the delivery of care to critically-ill patients
  4. Participating in continuous quality improvement initiatives that address system-level safety or quality concerns.
  5. Completing a scholarly project
  6. Engaging in goal directed professional development.