Our ICU is committed to providing excellent multidisciplinary education. These focus on the day-to-day management of an ICU patient, our role within the hospital’s rapid response service and tailored individual support for those sitting postgraduate exams.

Additional regular sessions now include

  • ECHO Club with David Green – an opportunity for consultants and trainees alike to review and discuss relevant echocardiography studies within the unit for the preceding month. With cases forwarded to Dr Green beforehand, he identifies a theme and facilitates an informative discussion based on this theme.
  • Journal Club with Neil Orford – a monthly opportunity to review the literature relevant to Intensive Care Medicine. The high impact and practice changing studies are put in context with previous studies in the form of a TRIP (Translation of Research Into Practice) to contextualise how the evidence over time with a critical appraisal as to whether our unit’s practice should change.
  • Fiji Case Discussions – an opportunity for our unit to hear and appreciate the complexity and challenge of providing intensive care in the pacific nation of Fiji. These sessions go a long way to continuing to support colleagues who have worked as trainees in Geelong and who are now working as Intensivists in Fiji.


Our unit provides both internal and external CICM trainees the opportunity to visit the unit and practice their ‘Hot Cases’ in preparation for their Fellowship Exam. These are held every Thursday during exam season and bust be booked via Hot Case Central in the TEAM APP.

iValidate is a CICM endorsed, Barwon Health designed and run, 2-day communication program all our ICU registrars and residents attend. This program highlights communication skills and having a patient centred goals of care discussion with shared decision making being the primary outcome.