The anaesthetic curriculum is complex and involves a large variety of specialty involvement, in the pre-hospital and intra-hospital environment. However, it is, without doubt, highly daunting as a trainee to work in remote-site areas as independent practitioners. Environments such as the cardiac cath-lab and radiology angio-suites often elicit high degrees of stress. It is in these alien settings that anaesthetists attend clinical scenarios where the patients are high risk and often critically unwell.
We know that good team working, excellent communication skills and understanding of the specialist procedural skills is paramount for good patient outcomes and safety. It is therefore within the simulation environment that clinical scenarios can be rehearsed in complete safety. Learning from peers and with advice from expert consultants provides development in protocols and pathways, leading to competent expediency in managing crisis situations.
The anaesthetic component of the various iCAST specialties adds to the multi-disciplinary education and reflects the reality of the clinical scenarios, breaking down barriers and improving human factors skills. Anaesthetic trainees have been participating in these courses from their conception in cardiology, vascular and interventional radiology components. Feedback has shown improved confidence and understanding in the anaesthetic trainees professional development.
Previous Courses: 4th November 2014, 4th December 2014, 14th January 2015, 26th February 2015, 16th March 2015, 27th July 2015, 4th September 2015, 20th January 2016, 23rd March 2016, 4th May 2016