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Workshop booking now open.

14 September 
 Workshop 1  Workshop 2  Workshop 3
10:30-12:00 Point of Care Ultrasound @ £35
How to be on social media/challenges @ £10
14:05-15:35 Point of Care Ultrasound @ £35 Critical incident simulation 
@ £35

Critical incident simulation 
@ £35

15 September 
08:45-10:15 Ultrasound - Regional blocks @ £35 Focused Transoesophageal Echocardiography (fTOE)
@ £35
Wellbeing @ £10
13:35-15:05 Ultrasound - Regional blocks  @ £35 Focused Transoesophageal Echocardiography (fTOE) 
@ £35
How to publish a paper (FREE) 
Airway Videolaryngoscopy
@ £35

16 September
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 
@ £35
Airway Videolaryngoscopy 
@ £35
Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) @ £35
 13:55-15:25 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 
@ £35
  Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) @ £35


Focused Transoesophageal Echocardiography (fTOE)

Focused Transoesophageal echocardiography (fTOE) is valuable when unexplained life-threatening circulatory instability persists despite corrective therapy. 
When available, Focused TOE examination should be considered, in non- cardiac surgery procedures, when patients are at increased risk of hemodynamic instability or ischemia. 
The increased risk of cardiac instability is either due to the nature of surgery (significant blood loss/fluid shifts including but not limited to liver transplant, other major abdominal surgery, redo major joint replacement) or due to major surgery in the presence of significant comorbidity like valvular or ischaemic heart disease. 
In this context fTOE can be used as an additional monitor and point-of-care tool for real-time answers. The practitioner needs to weigh the potential added value of fTOE against the known risks of TOE. The intended risks and benefits should be explained to the patient and explicit consent for fTOE should be gained.

Antonio Rubino, Henry Skinner

This workshop will include: 

  • Simulation-based learning and hands- on in small groups
  • Debrief and case base discussion 
  • Interactive talks on basic views and main clinical scenarios

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 

The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) played a major part in H1N1 and COVID-19 pandemic. However, ECMO is a specialist area with only five commissioned centres and each with only a handful of consultants. Most anaesthetists will therefore not receive exposure to the care these patients receive, as well as the basic science underpinning its use. Yet, ECMO pushes the boundaries of what we know about physiology, pathology and pharmacology as we know it.

This workshop will interactively deliver material on:

  • How ECMO alters the physiology of oxygen delivery and gas exchange
  • The uncertainties about how patients on ECMO should be ventilated
  • The challenges around sedation
  • ECMO-related emergencies and their management
  • The use of ECMO in patients with refractory cardiac arrest (ECPR)
  • How to have an holistic approach to ultrasound in the ECMO patient.

This workshop will draw on experiences of real patients and include clinical images, scenarios and simulation.

Faculty - A Rubino and M Charlesworth

More descriptions coming soon