Workshops and Courses for ICM & Aneasthesia

Why should you use our services? What is your advantage?

Our nationally and internationally experienced team guarantees you a maximum of clinical competence, professional skills and teaching ability.

Advising, teaching and developing

We give new stimuli to your team. We demonstrate how the most current guidelines can be smoothly integrated into daily clinical routines. We advise, teach and develop staff enthusiastically and interactively and thereby increase their joy and motivation in learning and participating.

Our combined skills and competences in ICU practice, perioperative medicine, accident and emergency, prehospital medicine and acute admission units in both university and district hospitals are your opportunity to benefit from modern dual learning embedded into daily hospital routines.

From external problem analysis through teaching, tutoring and mentoring, to the development of economic and sustainable patient management on the ICU and in theatre, we are your strong and reliable partner.

Maria Contreras Padilla

Intensive Care Consultant
Clinical Governance & Professional

Our success confirms us - we have been in business for many years!

We provide future-proof solutions. To facilitate your day-to-day delivery of ICU services is our job.

Do you need a professional partner for staff training?

Do you want to restructure old-fashioned work streams?

Do you want to establish new diagnostic or therapeutic interventions and techniques?

Do you want to extend your intensive care unit?

Do you want to extend the range of your perioperative and intensive care services?

Do you need a discreet and competent partner to improve the economic performance of your ICU?

Dr. Rami Khalil

Senior Specialist Anaesthesia

Intensive care medicine courses

Table of Contents

Principles of our method – Professional Development DAD Consulting Berlin

DAD tutorials support the implementation of change and provide new stimuli for quality management in theatre and on the ICU. Quality management is the basis for both improved patient care and increased transparency in your hospital.

Introductory course

Intensive care medicine for beginners

Course details:

General workflow on the ICU

Basic practical skills on the ICU

ICU diagnostics

Soft skills

Common problems on the ICU: Recognition and management


How do we really do it? The DAD course for advanced practitioners

Intensive care medicine course for intermediate and advanced practitioners: current standards of care from the German clinical societies

Analgesia / sedation and management of delirium on the ICU

Management of increased intracranial pressure

Management of cerebral trauma

Antibiotic stewardship

Invasive and non-invasive ventilation

Rehabilitation and homeostasis

Invasive and non-invasive ventilation and weaning on the ICU

Invasive ventilation is a central part of organ support on the ICU. Technical and scientific advances as well as different providers of hardware have produced a sometimes confusing plethora of jargon and detail. This makes the application of evidence-based ventilation strategies at the bedside more difficult.

We provide course participants with a clear, practical and structured approach to lung protective ventilation, choice of appropriate mode of ventilation and a rational approach to the patient-specific setting of inspiratory and expiratory pressures and inspiration and expiration times.

We also discuss special interventions such as recruitment manoeuvres and less common modes of ventilation e.g. Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV)

We present invasive ventilation in four modules:

Basics of invasive ventilation

Therapeutic approach to acute and acute on chronic respiratory failure

Weaning, analgosedation and management of delirium


Weaning from mechanical ventilation

Airway management during weaning

Management of COVID-19 patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for intensive care doctors and nurses. The specific management of COVID-19 pneumonia and pneumonitis has been of particular importance for intensive care units worldwide. The extensive experience of our Intensive Care Consultants has enabled us to support and train intensive care colleagues in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. All our decisions regarding the management of individual patients are made in line with the most recent guidelines of the Robert Koch Institute and those of the German and international intensive care societies

Indications for hospital admission of COVID-19 patients

Incremental oxygen therapy in COVID-19 patients

Invasive organ support on the ICU

Invasive organ support has become one of the most important aspects of intensive care medicine. Especially different forms of extracorporeal respiratory and cardiac support techniques have been developed. These can be confusing even for experienced ICU practitioners.

We provide a pragmatic and comprehensive overview across the different available techniques:

Ultrasound on the ICU

While some decades ago in the Lung section of “Harrisons Textbook of Internal Medicine” the statement “the lung is not accessible to ultrasound” could be found, the works of Daniel Lichtenstein have radically altered reality.

Together with bedside echocardiography, his work has become a standard technique for real time monitoring of ICU patient’s cardiorespiratory function.

Lung US has bypassed the chest x-ray by a wide margin in the diagnosis of pneumothoraxes and allows reliable bedside diagnosis of acute pneumothorax within seconds.

Ultrasound-guided access to arteries and central veins has made insertion of central venous and arterial catheters more reliable and is now recommended by all major intensive care societies.

Ultrasound-guided nerve and nerve plexus blocks can be safely and efficiently utilised on the ICU to reduce systemic analgesia requirements and significantly improve patients’ comfort.

In our course we provide, revisit and expand the participants’ ability to use ultrasound efficiently and routinely in their day-to-day ICU practice

Ultrasound-guided access to veins and arteries

Lung ultrasound

Bedside echocardiography

Part of our support is our offer of a 24-hour online telemedicine service and a 24-hour hotline to discuss clinical and technical challenges.

Patient and family communication on the ICU - general ethical considerations in German and UK law

Every patient on the ICU is critically ill and has a significant risk of dying. While many patients benefit from the ICU, many others will come to a point when active organ support is no longer in their best interest, and adjustment of the therapy goal to palliative care rather than cure becomes necessary. These decisions have to be appropriately discussed with the patient whenever possible, more often with the patient’s family and always with the rest of the ICU team.

Poor, unclear, delayed or evasive communication causes distress and is largely responsible for complaints from relatives.

Communicating “bad news” is another area in which many ICU doctors feel uncomfortable.

Together we can progress! We help you develop up-to-date intensive care technology in your hospital.

Contact us

Are you interested? Just give us a call! We would also be very pleased to discuss very unique and specific problems from the realm of ICU and perioperative medicine.