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Introduction to Anaesthesia Course (AKA Novice course)

Posted: 09 July 2018 01:16 PM  
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Joined  2011-09-28

This course is mandatory for all ‘Novices’ to Anaesthesia; including ACCS and ICM Trainees who are training in our departments. As an ACCS trainee, if you have already attended the course then please ignore the email – we a list from HEE so have included you all in this email.

The programme covers the Initial Assessment of Competencies (IAC) taken from the RCoA CCT in Anaesthetics curriculum - Basic Level Training (Annex B), with a few additional sessions deemed relevant to this early stage of training. These competencies are also required to be signed off by ACCS and ICM trainees and are included in the relevant specialty training curriculum documents.

The course is designed to get everyone to an equivalent baseline to feel more prepared clinically. There will be some topics which we do not cover, but by teaching you the basics you will have something to build upon during your theatre sessions.

There will be 4 face to face days (August) and 1 simulation day (October or November). Sessions will be led by either Consultants or Senior Registrars and are designed to be interactive!

August 8th 2018 Introduction to Anaesthesia Atrium, Royal Free Hospital
August 15th 2018 Airway & Basic Paediatric Anaesthesia Barnet Hospital Education Centre
August 22nd 2018 Pharmacology, Regional Anaesthesia & Emergency scenarios Barnet Hospital Education Centre
August 29th 2018 Anaesthesia for Emergencies Sheila Sherlock Centre, RFH

The course fees are £250 which should be covered by your study budget (for all trainee groups). Please sign up by emailing schoolofanaesthesia@nhs.net . In addition, please let the departments which you are working in know that you will be attending.

If you have any specific questions then please get in touch with Dr Bindiya Varma () and Dr Elizabeth Cervi () or via the NC school email (). 

We look forward to meeting you all soon!

Bindiya and Elizabeth

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