Courses

 

There are many courses on offer throughout the school, in addition to the mandatory courses which form part of core training.  These may be, for example, in subspecialist areas of anaesthesia or ITU, practical techniques or exam preparation.  The following list outlines some of the courses on offer.  Where possible, dates, course fees and contact details have been made available.  

 

Obstetrics

 

This one day full immersion simulation course is mandatory for all CT2 trainees within BLSA, and focuses on management of anaesthetic emergencies pertaining to the parturient.

 

Cost:  £160.00

Course Lead:  Dr Monica Naik & Dr James Noblet

To book, contact:  Lucy Hamer

Intensive Care Medicine

  • ICE

 

Intensive Care Essentials: A course aimed at trainees commencing their ITU modules, looking specifically at the technical aspects of organ support.  This course comprises workshops, tutorials and simulations.  5 CPD points.

 

Location:  Medical Education & Training Suite, Whipps Cross Hospital

Course fee: £125

Contact details: Dawn Zucker

Paediatric Anaesthesia

  • Paediatric Airway Course

 

GOSH Paediatric Airway Course: A one day course in the recognition and management of the difficult paediatric airway. This course is open to Consultants, Staff Grades & Registrars. 5 CPD points.  

 

Location: Great Ormond Street Hospital

Course fee: £120.00

Contact details: Dr J Navaratnarajah

 

 

Paediatric Refresher & Medical Simulation: A one day course in common paediatric medical and surgical scenarios mandatory for ST4 trainees

 

Location: Simulation Centre, Education Academy, The Royal London Hospital 

Course fee: £160.00

Course Lead: Dr Monica Naik and Dr Barry Clifton

To book, contact: Lucy Hamer

Airway Courses

 

Difficult Airway Management, Information & Techniques: A mandatory one day course for ST6 Trainees within BLSA.  

 

Location: Simulation Centre, Education Academy, The Royal London Hospital 

Course fee £160.00

Course Lead:  Dr Seema Shah

To book, contact: Lucy Hamer

  • WAC

 

Whipps Airway Course: A one day course in general airway management, including supraglottic, fibreoptic and front-of-neck techniques.  Open to all grades of anaesthetist and anaesthetic assistants.

 

Location:  Medical Education & Training Suite, Whipps Cross Hospital

Course fee: £80 for doctors, £40 for anaesthetic assistants

Contact details: Dawn Zucker

 

 

  • The Barts One Lung Anaesthesia Course

 

One Lung is a national course for thoracic anaesthesia developed by experts from all over UK and run across multiple centres. The emphasis is on developing practical skills through training on skill stations and clinical scenarios. All the techniques are evidence based and peer-reviewed. www.onelung.org.uk

 

Location:  Simulation Centre, Education Academy, The Royal London Hospital 

Course fee: £100 for trainees, £40 for anaesthetic assistants

Contact details: Anne Hemming

Non-Technical Skills and Human Factor Training

  • AEC

 

Anaesthetic Emergencies Course: A one day course open to non-novice anaesthetists examining the role of human factors in the management of anaesthetic emergencies.  

 

Location:  Medical Education & Training Suite, Whipps Cross Hospital

Course fee: £150

Contact details: Dawn Zucker

 

  • ACI

 

Anaesthetic Critical Incidents Course: A one day mandatory course for CT1 anaesthetists in BLSA.

 

Location:  Simulation Centre, Education Academy, The Royal London Hospital

Cost:  £160.00 

Contact details: Lucy Hamer

 

 

Anaesthetic Non-Technical Skills: A one day mandatory course for ST3 anaesthetists within BLSA, introducing the concept of non-human factors in patient care.

 

Location:  Simulation Centre, Education Academy, The Royal London Hospital 

Cost:  £160.00

Course Lead:  Dr Chris Sadler

To book, contact:  Lucy Hamer

 

 

 

Patient Safety in Anaesthesia: A one day mandatory course for ST5 trainees within BLSA, building upon the ANTS course, exploring the trajectory of crisis resource management in anaesthesia.

 

Location:  Medical Education & Training Suite, Whipps Cross Hospital

Contact details:  Dawn Zucker

 

 

  • The Annual Homerton Simulation Conference

 

This conference changes its focus each year, but is geared towards exploring the role simulation can play in improving patient care and patient safety.  It boasts visiting speakers who are expert in the field of patient safety, simulation, high reliability organisations and engineering and has proven to be a successful and enjoyable day.

 

Location: Homerton University Hospital

Contact details: simulation@homerton.nhs.uk

Course fee: The course is free, but registration is mandatory.

Exam Preparation

  • Peer-assisted Primary Preparation
     

Primary FRCA SOE course run over 4 weeks leading up to each sitting of the exam. You will be examined by trainees, who have recently passed their Primary or Final FRCA, in a simulated exam setting. We focus on exam technique and candidate resilience, using a bespoke feedback system.

Location: Anaesthetic Department, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB

Cost: Free to BLSA Trainees (If you are interested in attending, but are not a local trainee, please contact us)

Contact details: primaryvivaprep@gmail.com

 

  • Darent & Southend Primary Course

 

Primary MCQ, OSCE & VIVA courses The MCQ and VIVA courses are run in an informal manner with individual feedback and advice on how to answer questions. The OSCE courses are formal and timed with all stations run to simulate the exam. These courses are all based at Southend University Hospital

 

Contact details: Dr B Krishnashetty

  • Darent Viva Course

 

Final VIVA course A two day course with formal and timed VIVA sessions formulated to simulate the exam.  This course is based at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent.

 

Contact details: Dr B Krishnashetty

 

 

  • Southend Viva Club 

 

2 well-organised and excellent days of viva practice with detailed and structured individual feedback by experienced faculty.The questions are from past exam papers and these are partially formal sessions. Number of candidates are limited for a personalised and useful individual attention.

 

Venue: Southend

Fee: £30 per day

 

Contact details: Dr B Krishnachetty

 

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