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Trainee Conference 2023 will be held from 6 - 7 July in Leeds. The conference will be in person and will be taking place over two days.
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We also provide a number of other educational resources including online courses, webinars and Learn@ - the online learning platform for Association members.
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We recognise both the rewarding and the more challenging elements this career stage as an anaesthetist can bring.
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The motto of the Association of Anaesthetists is 'In somno securitas' or 'Safe in sleep' and we remain committed to keeping both patients and anaesthetists safe.
We offer a range of research grants and undergraduate electives. We also offer an award for innovation in healthcare.
Find out more about what we do, and get advice and information on green anaesthesia.
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Don't face your problems alone. There are lots of services with emotional and practical advice that can help.
We actively support the health of the anaesthesia specialty. The links below include helpful information relating to managing your own health and wellbeing.
It’s vital, in your role as an anaesthetist, that you’re aware of the need to look after your own mental health.
It's time to change the culture of fatigue in the healthcare profession. We need to #FightFatigue together.
Mentoring is not about offering advice and sharing experiences. It's about helping someone else become effective at developing their opportunities and resources, and managing their problems, helping them to become better at helping themselves.
Learn about the European Working Time Directive, less than full time training (LTFT), get tips as a first year consultant anaesthetist, read about a day in the life of a variety of hospital staff and get advice on maternity, paternity, adoption and pensions.
Our different networks help to maintain links between our members and the Association. Discover more about the different networks across the UK and Ireland, how they help, and how you can get involved.
Read the latest news related to healthcare, anaesthesia, and the Association.
Read the latest briefings from the Association.
Read the latest responses to consultations
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Our advocacy and campaigns and policy work includes public affairs, stakeholder engagement, public relations and media and communications.
The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre tells the remarkable story of anaesthesia, from its first public demonstration in 1846 to modern day anaesthetists working in the aftermath of wars and terrorist attacks.
The Anaesthesia Museum holds a series of events across the year, usually linked to the temporary exhibition.
The Heritage Centre has been collecting oral histories from notable anaesthetists for several years. You can also view a a series of training films for anaesthetists here.
View our previous exhibitions, discover biographies for important figures in the history of anaesthesia, and take look at a timeline of the history of anaesthesia.
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0-1 Cover page (UPDATED April 2022)
0-2 Contents (UPDATED April 2022)
0-3 Instructions for use (UPDATED January 2021)
0-4 Location of emergency equipment
1-1 Key basic plan
2-1 Cardiac Arrest
2-2 Hypoxia desaturation cyanosis
2-3 Increased Airway Pressure
2-8 Perioperative hyperthermia
3-1 Anaphylaxis (UPDATED April 2022)
3-2 Massive blood loss (UPDATED May 2018)
3-3 Can't intubate can't oxygenate (CICO)
3-4 Bronchospasm (UPDATED January 2019)
3-5 Circulatory embolus
3-6 Laryngospasm and stridor
3-7 Patient fire
3-8 Malignant hyperthermia crisis (UPDATED January 2021)
3-9 Cardiac tamponade
3-10 Local anaesthetic toxicity
3-11 High central neuraxial block
3-12 Cardiac ischaemia (UPDATED August 2019)
3-13 Neuroprotection following cardiac arrest
4-1 Mains oxygen failure
4-2 Mains electricity failure
4-3 Emergency evacuation
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