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Category: Education & Training in Anaesthesia

Posted in: UIA > Education & Training in Anaesthesia 2016 Language: english

This brief report describes the use of communication technology to allow distance learning between trainers in the UK and trainees in low- and middle-income countries. The advantages and disadvantages of this technique are discussed.

These videos (silent but captioned) show basic anaesthesia techniques. It is split into 5 sections: Video 1: Basic monitoring, General Anaesthesia (Nepal); Video 2: IV cannulation small gauge; Video 3: IV cannulation large gauge; Video 4: Surgical scrub (Nepal): Video 5: Surgical scrub (SGH) The videos were produced by University Hospital Southampton.

These videos (silent but captioned) show techniques for administering general anaesthesia while performing a C-Section. The video was produced by University Hospital Southampton.

These videos (silent but captioned) show techniques for administering ketamine to patients. It is split into 3 sections: Video 1: Ketamine, small child; Video 2: Ketamine, child; Video 3: Ketamine, young adult The videos were produced by University Hospital Southampton.

These videos (silent but captioned) show techniques for intubation and extubation. It is split into 7 sections: Video 1: Intubation nonrsi; Video 2: Intubation nonrsi (Nepal); Video 3: Rapid sequence induction intubation; Video 4: Measures to improve larynscopic view; Video 5: Intubation with bougie nonrsi; Video 6: Extubation Video 7: Extubation (Nepal) The videos were produced by University Hospital Southampton.

These videos (silent but captioned) show techniques for airway procedures. It is split into 8 sections: Video 1: Basic Airway Maneuvers; Video 2: Oropharyngeal Airway Insertion; Video 3: Holding Paediatric Airway; Video 4: Laryngeal mask insertion part 1; Video 5: Laryngeal mask insertion part 2; Video 6: Laryngeal mask insertion, child Video 7: LMA insertion failure; Video 8: Cricothyroidotomy The videos were produced by University Hospital Southampton.

These videos (silent but captioned) show techniques for giving spinal anaesthesia. It is split into 6 sections: Video 1: Spinal sitting, C-Section; Video 2: Spinal lateral, C-Section; Video 3: High spinal, C-Section; Video 4: Spinal, Man sitting; Video 5: Spinal, Lateral man; Video 6: Spinal, Elderly sitting man The videos were produced by University Hospital Southampton.

Posted in: Other > Education & Training in Anaesthesia 2015 Language: english

FRCAmindmaps.org is a new and free educational resource aimed at middle and higher grade anaesthetists. It summarises information to help trainees with exam preparation, assists with how to anaesthetise patients with specific issues and can also be used as a viva tool. It links, where appropriate, to external resources to further aid learning. It will be updated with new resources being added in time. Please feel free to have a look and provide feedback.

Posted in: UIA > Education & Training in Anaesthesia 2014 Language: english

Simulation is increasingly used in medical education, particularly in anaesthesia and critical care. In the UK many centres focus on use of high fidelity mannequins, however evidence suggests that many of the benefits of teaching through simulation can be gained using basic, low technology equipment. This is particularly true of novice learners. Simulation techniques should be chosen carefully as most modalities are well-suited to particular aspects of learning.

Posted in: UIA > Education & Training in Anaesthesia 2014 Language: english

Statistics are used to package raw data (often a large amount) into a form that is concise and has meaning to the reader. An understanding of statistics is important to medical practitioners to update clinical practice by analysis of experimental data and conclusions presented to us in medical journals or by company representatives. Summary conclusions should not be accepted at face value and, unless a study has been conducted rigorously, the results may be inaccurate and open to misinterpretation.

Posted in: UIA > Education & Training in Anaesthesia 2011 Language: english

A diagram showing Anaesthetic Novice Decision Support Algorithm.

Posted in: UIA > Education & Training in Anaesthesia 2011 Language: english

As a new trainee in anaesthesia one of the most important skills to acquire is anaesthetic decision making, in particular choosing the most suitable anaesthetic for a particular patient. We propose an algorithm that allows the novice trainee to conceptualise the process in a simple, logical and sequential way. Using this algorithm, we discuss certain key principles which will help guide these decisions.

Posted in: UIA > Education & Training in Anaesthesia 2005 Language: english

The prime function of the anaesthetist (anesthesiologist) in the operating theatre is to care for the patient. This involves vigilant monitoring, adjustment of the anaesthetic and fluid and blood replacement as required. The anaesthetist should also follow the progress of the operation, watching for any untoward events which might be detrimental to the patient.

Posted in: UIA > Education & Training in Anaesthesia 2003 Language: english

Tutorial teaching is ideally conducted in small groups of 4 - 10 people, and has the advantage of being interactive between students and tutor. It is an ideal method of teaching when students already have a significant amount of knowledge. Students should have been notified of the topic of the tutorial beforehand to allow preparation, so that they are ready to discuss and gain from the session.

Posted in: UIA > Education & Training in Anaesthesia 2003 Language: english

Basic principles in setting up an educational programme. When planning an educational program it is important to first define the aims . What do you want the students to learn? In anaesthesia the broad aim is to train people so that they have adequate, appropriate knowledge and skills to give anaesthesia safely to their patients and to enable them to keep the patient alive and unharmed during surgery. Perioperative care extends this to teach pre and postoperative care of the patient. This requires good knowledge of medical and surgical principles, including intensive care and pain management.

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