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:
Pre-operative Anxiety
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
Obstetric Haemorrhage
Dural puncture
Total spinal
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.

Regional Anaesthesia

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.


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.


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.

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.