Workshops | Association of Anaesthetists
Return to top

Key Details


Wednesday 3 July   Session
Regional anaesthesia - USS nerve locations - £25  11.00-12.30
 Paediatric retrieval - £25  11.00-12.30
 Regional anaesthesia - USS nerve locations - £25  15:30-17:00
 Mentoring taster sessions - FREE  Throughout the day
 CV 1-2-1 drop-in sessions - FREE  Throughout the day
 Thursday 4 July Session
Advanced airways - £25 09.00-10.30
Chest drains - £25
Advanced airways - £25
Chest drains - £25
Mentoring taster sessions FREE
Throughout the day 
 CV 1-2-1 drop-in sessions FREE Throughout the day
 Friday 5 July Sessions
Mentoring taster sessions FREE
Throughout the day 
 CV 1-2-1 drop-in sessions FREE Throughout the day 

Paediatric retrival

2D01, 2D07  Domain 1, 2 & 4  PA_BS_09, PA_IK_15, PA_HS_11, PS_AS_04

Practical anaesthetic considerations for the stabilisation and transportation of the critically ill and injured child’
This workshop will involve simulated scenarios that you may face as an Anaesthetist or Critical Care Physician in your local hospital. This will be a friendly and supportive learning environment, aimed to assist you in your approach to these cases.
We will look at common presentations and pitfalls when managing a critically ill child or neonate. We will discuss the “danger signs” and principles involved in the approach to stabilising these children including intubation. We will equip you with the confidence to do this in your own practice and support your Paediatric colleagues effectively. 
The workshop will be relevant to all Anaesthetic trainees regardless of the region in which you work. 
2D07- Team working between DGH and PIC Retrieval teams
2D01- Assessment and initial management of the critically ill child
3A11- Transfer Medicine

Regional anaesthesia - USS nerve locations

2G01, 2G03 Domain 1 & 2  RA_BK_01, RA_BK_03A, RA_BK_06, RA_IK_02, RA_IS_03, RA_HS_02, RA_HK_03, RA_AK_01

A hands-on Regional Anaesthesia UK organised workshop covering the following topics:
• Interscalene brachial plexus block*
• Femoral nerve and lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh nerve block
• Centroneuraxial ultrasound 
*Axillary brachial plexus block can be covered instead at delegates' request 

Learning outcomes:
At the end of the workshop delegates will be able to: 
• Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the principles of ultrasound scanning including machine ergonomics, probe selection and handling and the importance of the angle of isolation on visibility of structures
• Demonstrate the following key regional techniques:
•Interscalene brachial plexus block
•Femoral nerve block
•Lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh block 
•Centroneuraxial ultrasound

Advanced airways

1A03, 1B02, 1C01, 2A01, 2A06, 2A12, 3A01 Domain 1 & 2 AM_BK_15, AM_BS_15, AM_IS_01, AM_HS_06, AM_AS_02

The advanced airway workshops will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with advanced techniques described in DAS intubation guidelines in managing unanticipated difficult airway. It also an opportunity to use recently introduced new airway devices and techniques useful in managing anticipated difficult airway. There is a high faculty: delegate ratio allowing maximum opportunity to learn the skills from experienced faculty. 

Workstations include:

Ultrasound in Airway Management 
Airway ultrasound is a recent development in airway management. Ultrasound scan of the neck facilitates identifying the cricoid cartilage and cricothyroid membrane. Location of cricoid cartilage and cricothyroid membrane using land mark technique can be inaccurate.  In a situation where cricothyorod membrane is not palpable, it is good practice to locate the cricothyroid membrane using ultrasound scan prior to inducing anaesthesia. It is also an additional tool in confirming the correct placement of tracheal tube. The delegates will have the opportunity to get hands on experience on live models. The first & most important step in the front of neck access is correctly identifying the cricothyroid membrane.
Fibreoptic intubation through supraglottic airway devices 
This station re-enforces the plan B of DAS intubation guidelines and provides an opportunity to discuss the current concepts and recent developments in supraglottic airway devices. Under the supervision of experienced faculty delegates can practice both one stage and two stage technique of fibreoptic assisted tracheal intubation through supraglottic airway devices.

Awake Videolaryngoscopy 
This station will aim to demonstrate use of various videolaryngoscopes for awake tracheal intubation. The format includes video demonstration and discussion on topical anaesthesia and sedation techniques. The delegates have an opportunity to gain practical tips in rescuing the failed or difficult videolaryngoscopy. 
Difficult Airway workshops

Front of neck access

In this station various rescue techniques for can’t intubate can’t oxygenate scenario will be discussed. Delegates will practice surgical cricothyroidotomy on manikins using both palpable and impalpable cricothyroid trainers. 

Chest drains

3C00, 3I00 Domain 1 & 2  ICM Domain 5.7

New for 2019 - DOPS accreditation available when attending the chest drains workshop