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Simulation workshops are shown in blue and are charged at £5 per workshop.

Wednesday 13 July   Workshop 1  Workshop 2  Workshop 3
09:00-09:45 One Lung: An introduction to lung isolation techniques @ £5 One Heart: Introduction to cardiopulmonary bypass @ £5
Obstetric major haemorrhage @ £5
10:30-11:00 Medtronic Sponsored Workshop: Personalise your anaesthesia with pEEG and Nociception monitoring - FREE no pre-booking required Diversity matters - FREE please book your place  
11:00-11:45 One Lung: An introduction to lung isolation techniques @ £5   fully booked
One Heart: Introduction to cardiopulmonary bypass @ £5  fully booked
Obstetric major haemorrhage @ £5
12:35-13:20 One Lung: An introduction to lung isolation techniques @ £5 One Heart: Introduction to cardiopulmonary bypass @ £5  fully booked
Obstetric major haemorrhage @ £5
       
14:20-15:05 MEPA: Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia  @ £5  fully booked An airway emergency simulation @ £5 
fully booked
Transport of the critically ill patient simulation @ £5  fully booked
15:20-16:05 MEPA: Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia  fully booked An airway emergency simulation @ £5
fully booked
Transport of the critically ill patient
simulation @ £5
15:50-16:20 Diversity matters - FREE  please book your place    
16:20-17:05 MEPA: Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia @ £5 An airway emergency simulation @ £5
fully booked
Transport of the critically ill patient simulation @ £5
 Thursday 14 July  
 
09:00-10:15 Hot huddles: introduction to a peer support model following difficult events at work  @ £5
10:00-10:30 GE Healthcare Sponsored Workshop: Anatomy of an Anaesthetic Machine - FREE no pre-booking required 
10:45-12:00 Hot huddles: introduction to a peer support model following difficult events at work @ £5
Tuesday 12 - Thursday 14 July

 
Throughout the day 
Mentoring taster sessions FREE
 

Simulation workshops

All simulation workshops will take place on Wednesday 13 July in Lansdown 1.

There will be 6 simulation workshops, 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. Each simulation workshop will run 3 times throughout the day. Please refer to the table above for further details.

Morning simulation sessions:

  • One Lung: An introduction to lung isolation techniques
  • One Heart: Introduction to cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Obstetric major haemorrhage - for the novice to intermediate level obstetric anaesthetist

Afternoon simulation sessions:

  • MEPA: Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • An airway emergency simulation
  • Transport of the critically ill patient simulation

How to book

You will be able to select which simulation workshops you wish to attend when booking onto the conference. If you have already registered for the conference and wish to add a workshop to your booking, please call us on +44 (0) 20 7631 1650 or email events@anaesthetists.org

Please be sure to check the timings of the workshops you are selecting in order to ensure that there are no clashes. 

Mentoring taster sessions

These will run throughout the conference, please go to the registration desk at the conference to sign up for a free mentoring taster session. 

Workshop descriptions

One Lung: An introduction to lung isolation techniques

Join this group of thoracic anaesthetists at this interactive hands-on workshop.  The team are happy to cover the following techniques depending on the group/individual wishes:

1. Introduction to lung isolation and left sided double lumen tube insertion
2. Indications and technique for right sided double lumen tube insertion
3. Bronchial blocker insertion
4. Rapid lung isolation for bronchopleural fistula


One Heart: An Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Bypass

This workshop is aimed at trainees new to cardiac anaesthesia with no prior experience of cardiopulmonary bypass. 

By the end of this workshop you should have a framework to formulate a plan to bring a patient off cardiopulmonary bypass.


Obstetric major haemorrhage

This is a high fidelity simulation of an emergency caesarean section and evolving obstetric major haemorrhage. It is ideal for novice obstetric anaesthetists, core trainees who have completed their novice obstetric training, and more experienced anaesthetists returning to obstetric anaesthesia or looking to improve their confidence in this area. You'll work as a team (no on-the-spot pressure!) to manage the case, guided by experienced faculty. In our discussion, we'll cover challenges of GA sections, blood product management, point of care testing, the role of fibrinogen, and non-technical skills.

Learning objectives:
1. Recognition of obstetric emergency
2. Major obstetric haemorrhage management
3. Emergency GA in obstetrics
4. Team working and communication in emergencies

MEPA: Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia

This workshop aims to give trainees a taster of managing commonly encountered emergencies in paediatric anaesthetic through the use of simulation. You will follow one child through their peri-operative journey.

An airway emergency simulation

By the end of this session, learners will:

1. Recognise a complication/critical event under anaesthesia and its potential for morbidity and mortality.
2. Demonstrate management of this complication, airway management and ongoing care to reduce chances of further mortality as a result of this complication.
3. Describe the risk factors associated with this event and measures taken to prevent it. 

Transport of the critically ill patient simulation

This workshop will simulate the planning, packaging and transfer of a critically ill patient. Delegates will be required to work as a team to transfer the patient to a pre-determined point safely. 

Learning outcomes
:

1. Demonstrate structured approach to performing a rapid assessment of ABCDE and stabilising patient.
2. Recognise indications for emergency anaesthesia and prepare appropriately.
3. Perform emergency anaesthesia.
4. Demonstrate packaging a patient.
5. Respond appropriately to changes in physiology.
6. Communicate with team.

Diversity matters

In this workshop, Dr Aayushi Gupta, the newly appointed Diversity Officer at the RSM, the RCoA and the Association would like you to join them in a discussion about why diversity matters for healthcare and patient care, and invite you to offer your ideas for how might we improve diversity and inclusion within the specialty and make everyone feel welcome. 

We will briefly explore the progress made by the specialty to become more inclusive, equal and diverse, before gathering your thoughts and ideas for making further inroads. This is an opportunity for you to bring your opinions and possible approaches into the conversation.

Since the 1940s, there has been mass recruitment from British colonies and former colonies by successive UK governments for healthcare services and the NHS. The NHS has depended on the talents of its diverse workforce, but the experiences of some don’t always match the high level of popular support for NHS workers. 

Whilst not an exhaustive list, we will consider the importance of workforce diversity and inclusion in enabling people to: 

  • See themselves reflected in various careers and at levels of seniority to know it’s achievable and possible and to push for career progression
  • Improve their opportunity for career progression. If people feel demoralised and face discrimination they are more likely to leave a career, or leave mid-career, which means less diverse senior role models 
  • Make the most of their lives and talents, which in turn provides the NHS with a talented and invested workforce 


Medtronic Sponsored Workshop: Personalise your anaesthesia with pEEG and Nociception monitoring

Following the Association of Anaesthetists Recommendations for standards of monitoring guidelines 2021, this session will provide an overview of interpreting pEEG waveforms and Density Spectral Array (DSA) on BIS monitoring systems, allowing you to personalise both TIVA and Volatile anaesthesia. You will also be introduced to NOL nociception monitoring which allows you to manage the effect of opioids on your patient.

GE Sponsored Workshop: Anatomy of an Anaesthetic Machine 

Presented by Senior Modality lead for Anaesthesia - Mr David W Walker. This interactive workshop will highlight a number of improved Safety Advances in Anaesthesia with a peek into the future.

You will get the opportunity to look under the covers of machines to see inside a modern Anaesthesia machine.

This will be an interactive session with presentations showing 3 different Anaesthesia machines from GE Healthcare.