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Anaesthetics New Starters Course

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Who is this course suitable for?

This course is delivered in conjunction with the Northern Schools of Anaesthesia. It is designed for new anaesthetic trainees to provide a practical experience and guidance to complement their experience in theatre. The course aims to ease trainee anxieties during their first three months of anaesthetic training to prepare them for on calls. The days become increasingly complex over the course and should help trainees to achieve the Royal College of Anaesthetists' competencies, which will subsequently allow them to anaesthetise without direct supervision.



Learning outcomes

Demonstrate how to check an anaesthetic machine as per AAGBI (Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland)

Discuss the benefits of planning anaesthesia and the implications of failing to do so

Perform a successful rapid sequence induction on the simulator under supervision

Demonstrate management of the shocked patient including safe anaesthesia

Demonstrate management of a failed intubation to the standard expected to pass The Royal College of Anaesthetists' Assessment on Intubation and Resuscitation (IAC_D03 and IAC_D06)

Be aware of a variety of adverse incidents which may occur during routine anaesthetic practice

Course Lead - Derek Randles -

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital