European Board for Accreditation of
Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Covid-19 Skills PrepAration CoursE (C19_SPACE)

EBAC to support EU funded program to recruit ICU workforce, run by European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).

ESICM is currently recruiting participants for the Covid-19 Skills PrepAration CoursE” (C19_SPACE), which addresses all doctors and nurses“ working in a hospital with an Intensive Care Unit, in all 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom. In this way, our ‘healthcare army’ will be prepared for potential surges of COVID-19, and this before the end of the year!

In the 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom, the healthcare professionals will be foreseen with all necessary skills through:

  • Rapid training of a multidisciplinary pool of healthcare professionals
  • Refreshment of the previous crash trainings completed
  • Self-learning through webcasts & podcasts
  • Local face-to-face or live virtual events
  • Immersive Learning through Virtual Reality Experience
  • A full inclusive training tool kit with an “Intensive Care Unit Passport”

For more information please visit the ESICM website.

As ESICM further points out, “the intensity of the first wave caught everyone by surprise last Spring. We have also realised that while medication and equipment are tremendously important, the most important component of ICUs are people. We could not afford to be surprised again and we needed to develop a solid base of healthcare professionals able to support ICUs in times of emergencies like this. That’s why the Covid-19 Skills Preparation Course funded by the European Union was developed to take the best possible care of our patients and prepare everyone for the second wave. We are amidst a second wave now and we see a lot of nurses and physicians enroll in the programme to hold a helping hand to their ICUs. We would like to encourage everyone to communicate this life-saving project to keep strengthening the workforce to fight Covid-19 and save lives.”

EBAC is proud to offer support for this important project addressing an interprofessional target group, i.e. physicians and nurses, by grating interprofessional accreditation.