E-Learning

E-Learning

Please complete electronic feedback forms on video content that you watch

Welsh Paediatric Anaesthesia e-learning videos

A series of e-learning videos for paediatric anaesthesia is being created by Dr Gordon Leslie (Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist) and Dr Gareth Thomas along with several other senior anaesthetic trainees. The tutorials can be accessed via the following hyperlinks along with a link to an electronic feedback form:
Pre-operative Anxiety - Feedback form
Trauma, transfer & resus - Feedback form
Paediatric general surgery - Feedback form
Paediatric cardiac conditions - Feedback form
Paediatric ENT surgery - Feedback form

Welsh Novice Obstetric Anaesthesia e-learning videos

A series of e-learning videos aimed at trainees undertaking Initial Assessment of Obstetric Anaesthesia Competences has been developed by Dr Mike Adamson, Dr Kathryn James & Dr Gareth Thomas along with many trainees from the school. The tutorials are taken from the content of the Oxford Handbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia 2nd edition 2020 - Editors Drs Rachel Collis, Sarah Harries and Abrie Theron. The tutorials can be accessed via the following hyperlinks.
An introduction to working on labour ward - Feedback form
Anatomical changes in pregnancy - Feedback form
Physiological changes in pregnancy - Feedback form
Pharmacological changes in pregnancy - Feedback form
An introduction to labour analgesia - Feedback form
Epidural for labour analgesia - Feedback form
Remifentanil PCA for labour - Feedback form
De novo regional anaesthesia for caesarean section - Feedback form
General anaesthesia for caesarean section - Feedback form
Epidural top up for caesarean section - Feedback form
Pregnancy associated hypertension - Feedback form
Obstetric Haemorrhage - Feedback form
Dural puncture - Feedback form
Total spinal - Feedback form
The postpartum anaesthetic review - Feedback form
Anaesthesia for obstetric procedures other than caesarean section - Feedback form

Cardiothoracic anaesthesia E-learning module

An innovative cardiothoracic teaching module to supplement clinical training has been devised by Dr Caroline Evans, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist for the Welsh School of Anaesthesia. The current elearning programme is being updated for 2021 and the new lecture content will gradually be released onto the Welsh School of Anaesthesia website. All new lecture content will be added when available and will be freely accessible through hyperlinks below. Please fill in the electronic feedback forms when you watch a video presentation.
Pre-operative assessment in cardiac surgery
Bleeding and haemostasis in cardiac surgery
Arrhythmias; the basics
Cardiopulmonary bypass
Mechanical circulatory support
Management of low cardiac output
Aortic valve disease
The aorta and aortic pathology; anatomy of the aorta and coronary circulation
Early complications after cardiac surgery - Feedback form
Pre-operative assessment for thoracic surgery
Anaesthesia for thoracic surgery

Welsh Pain Medicine E-Learning

We recognise that the availability of pain medicine training has been significantly impacted by COVID. A new innovative and interactive pain medicine training programme has been released for Intermediate Trainees, followed exceptional developmental work by Dr Kate Wainwright, Dr Richard Wassall and Dr Sonia Pierce.

Four scenarios are currently available to work through via Welsh Pain Medicine either with your Faculty Tutor for Pain Medicine or independently. Two more scenarios will be available in the near future. A certificate can be downloaded once the scenario is completed, to then upload to your LLP. Your feedback on the scenarios is also welcome.

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has also developed a learning resource, which can be found via FPM Learning

Regional Anaesthesia

A series of video tutorials have been created for regional anaesthesia blocks. These presentations can be accessed via the following hyperlinks along with their accompanying feedback forms.
Erector spine plane blocks by Dr James Lloyd and Dr Mike Adamson - Feedback form
Serratus anterior plane blocks by Dr Chris James and Dr James Lloyd - Feedback form
Adductor canal block by Dr Jaiker Vora and Dr James Lloyd - Feedback form
Sciatic nerve block at the popliteal fossa by Dr Jaiker Vora and Dr James Lloyd
Supra-inguinal fascia iliaca block by Dr Farzad Saadat and Dr Alex Kennedy - Feedback form
Ultrasound for neuraxial anaesthesia by Dr James Lloyd and Dr Raf Baraz - Feedback form

Toronto Hopsital have an excellent online virtual scanning resource for lumbar neuraxial ultrasound scanning. Its well worth working through their module that can be accessed via this hyperlink:
Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia, virtual lumbar spine

RA-UK have a developed an educational resource for basic level regional anaesthesia blocks. They have a a list of seven "Plan A" blocks that cover the key areas of surgery/acute pain, and suggested that every anaesthetist should be proficient in these. Please access this useful resource via the following link:
Plan A blocks RA-UK

Welsh Anaesthesia FRCA revision website

https://frca-revision.com is a website that has been created by Dr Simon Slinn, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at University Hospital of Wales. The website has educational material for the Final FRCA including practice CRQs. The website is regularly updated with new material and there are plans for primary FRCA material to be added as well.

E-Learning

RCoA Education and Professional Development

RCoA e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA)
e-LA delivers the knowledge and key concepts that underpin the anaesthetic curriculum and will help trainees prepare for the FRCA examination. e-LA offers the following components:
- e-Learning Sessions - Over 750 knowledge and scenario based sessions covering the first two years of the anaesthetic curriculum. Each session takes around 20-30 minutes to complete.
- Primary FRCA revision guides - New from July 2020. 3 comprehensive revision guides (pharmacology, physiology & physics) for the primary FRCA. The PDFs are free to download from the RCOA e-Learning anaesthesia website.
- e-Library - free and direct access to thousands of full-text journal articles which have been cross-referenced and mapped to the anaesthetic curriculum.
- e-CPD - articles and associated MCQs to support general and core topic based continuing professional development for trainees and trainers
- e-Assessment - formative assessments with feedback that will test the user's understanding of the knowledge based sessions and introduce students to the standard expected at the FRCA exam

RCoA Educational videos

RCoA Educational podcasts

RCoA Novice Guide

The Royal College of Anaesthetists Guide for Novice Trainees tells you everything you need to know for the first 3-6 months of Anaesthetics RCoA Novice Guide.

E-Learning

Association of Anaesthetists Learn@

Learn@ is an educational platform that can be accessed online and via a smartphone app where Association of Anaesthetists members can find a range educational and CPD resources including high quality videos and lectures. You need to be a member to access the full range of resources but some are available free to non members. You can learn in your own time and keep a record of your completed CPD for portfolio purposes. The resources are well catalogued with content for Primary FRCA, Final FRCA and Post Fellowship.

Obstetrics Anaesthetist's Association (OAA) final FRCA written exam resource

The OAA have compiled the obstetric SAQ questions from the final FRCA over the last 10 years, along with the relevant chairman's reports and suggested resources to help answer the questions. This useful document can be found here.

North West Deanery Primary & Final Tutorials

Shielding trainees in North West Deanery, covering Manchester & Mersey Schools, have prepared 50 Primary & Final Tutorials and 20 ICM topics as powerpoint presentations with voiceovers, that can be used as a starting point for tutorials. As long as the original author is acknowledged, they can be used for any teaching delivery. Click here to view their website.

FRCA NET

FRCA NET is a primary and final FRCA exam focused teaching website which hosts weekly zoom lectures. It is free to access and there is a bank of previous video presentations available to watch. There are also links to other useful exam based resources.

Northern Ireland School of Anaesthesia Final FRCA website

Free to access website with large bank of SAQ questions and answers, as well as past exam questions. Click here to view website.