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.
- 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

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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.


Online "virtual" Cardiothoracic teaching session

Dr Richard Thomas is coordinating an online, virtual teaching session for Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia. The session is open to Welsh trainees who are preparing for the Final FRCA, undertaking a rotation in Cardiothoracics or keen to learn more! Contact rich.thomas@yahoo.co.uk for more information and to sign up.

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. You will receive an email inviting you to set up a username and password for the site https://Blackboard.coursesites.com. You will only be able to access the material by logging on to the course via this link: Cardiothoracic ELearning.

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.

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.


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, University Hospital of Wales). The tutorials can be accessed via the following hyperlinks:
Pre-operative Anxiety
Trauma, transfer & resus
Paediatric general surgery

Welsh Novice Obstetric Anaesthesia e-learning videos

A series of e-learning videos aimed at trainees undertaking Initial Assessment of Obstetric Competences has been developed. The tutorials can be accessed via the following hyperlinks.
An introduction to working on labour ward
Anatomical changes in pregnancy
Physiological changes in pregnancy
Remifentanil PCA for labour
Obstetric Haemorrhage
Total spinal
The postpartum anaesthetic review

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.

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