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:
Trauma, transfer & resus
Paediatric general surgery
Paediatric cardiac conditions
Paediatric ENT surgery
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
Anatomical changes in pregnancy
Physiological changes in pregnancy
Pharmacological changes in pregnancy
An introduction to labour analgesia
Epidural for labour analgesia
Remifentanil PCA for labour
De novo regional anaesthesia for caesarean section
General anaesthesia for caesarean section
Epidural top up for caesarean section
Pregnancy associated hypertension
The postpartum anaesthetic review
Anaesthesia for obstetric procedures other than caesarean section
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 only be able to access the material by logging on to the course via this link: Cardiothoracic ELearning. To gain access to this content you will need to contact Sharon Norman via normanSE@cardiff.ac.uk to obtain a username and password for the site https://Blackboard.coursesites.com.
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.
Three scenarios are currently available to work through via Welsh Pain Medicine either with your Faculty Tutor for Pain Medicine or independently. Three 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.
Dr Farzad Saadat and Dr Alex Kennedy have created a video tutorial for the supra-inguinal approach to the fascia iliaca block for hip fracture patients. More video tutorials are being created. Videos can be accessed via the following hyperlinks:
Supra-inguinal approach to the fascia iliaca block
Dr James Lloyd and Dr Mike Adamson have created a video tutorial for the erector spine plane block for rib fractures. This video can be accessed through the following link:
Erector spine plane blocks
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.