Established in 2008 the Nepean Institute of Critical Care Education and Research (NICCER) is dedicated to education and research for critical care professionals including doctors, scientists, nurses, academics and allied health staff. It is a non profit charitable institution based at the Nepean Hospital campus in Western Sydney at the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains.
The objectives of NICCER are:
- To provide education and training to critical care professionals
- To advance knowledge in critical care medicine and improve patient care through research
- To promote, support and perform scientific and clinical research focused on improving patient care
- To educate the general public about critical illness
- To enhance communication and cooperation between critical care education and research institutions around the world
Current activities that NICCER is actively engaged in include:
- Critical Care Echocardiography
NICCER is established as a significant contributor to workshops and seminars both nationally and internationally.
- Critical Care General Ultrasound
With an increasing demand by doctors and nurses who wish to apply ultrasound to the care of the critically ill patient, NICCER provides regular specialised training courses.
- Cardiac Biomarkers in the Critically Ill Population
- The Role of Gene Analysis in the Management of Severe Sepsis
- Obstetrical Critical Care
- Contribution to any multi-centre clinical trials on critically ill patients
NICCER has strong relationships with the University of Sydney via the Nepean Medical School with members regularly contributing to the teaching and research program in the school.
For anyone wishing to find out more information about programs and research activities undertaken, we invite you to contact us for further information.
Professor Anthony S. McLean