MEPA 3rd December 2018

Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA)

Monday 3rd December 2018

Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) is a national paediatric simulation course that will help anaesthetic trainees develop a management strategy when faced with emergency situations in paediatric anaesthesia. The course will provide an introduction to crisis resource management in paediatric anaesthesia and translate the knowledge into practice through simulation scenarios.

The course discusses the current practice in paediatric anaesthesia and through participation in the simulation clinical scenarios will challenge both technical and clinical management.  Each scenario is followed by a debriefing session reflecting on the team’s performance in the scenario.

There is no formal assessment on the course.  Certification of course completion can be used to demonstrate to educational supervisors that the candidate has practiced the management strategies for paediatric emergencies.

 

Feedback:

"Very, very good day. Incredibly informative and helpful. Duration and format very good for concentrating ability. I would highly recommend"
"Lessons learned in the scenarios can be applied in my day-to-day work"
"Very relaxed and non-threatening. Very constructive feedback. Useful"
"The day was well organised. Attending the session was a valuable use of my time"
"The scenarios were realistic and appropriately challenging"

To book a place on the above course please click here

MEPA is recognised by The RCoA and The APAGBI

Suitable for: All anaesthetic trainees ST3 and above

Remaining Course Date for 2018: December 3rd

Course Fee: £150 including lunch


Registration online at: http://www.oxstar.ox.ac.uk

Please ensure you book MEPA for trainees. National MEPA website: https://mepa.org.uk


For further details contact: Dr Arnie Choi     Email: arnwald.choi@ouh.nhs.uk


Autumn ORICS/OXDAT 14th November 2018

ORICS 2018 - ICU Outcome ‘Matters’

14th November 2018

OXDAT Combined day - 5 CPD points

Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Hospital, 0830 - 1700

Topics to include:

  • Perioperative optimisation

    • Pre-habilitation

    • CPEX

    • Anaemia management

    • ECHO

  • Early Warning Scores and Patient Selection for ICU

  • Long-term outcomes from ICU

    • Psychological sequelae from ICU

    • Post-ICU Rehabilitation

    • ICU discharge planning

Poster competition open to all trainees/nurses/AHPs - QIP/Research/Education/Case Reports all eligible

***All attendees are welcome to ORICS dinner at the end of the day - reserve your place now***

Please return booking forms to eli.terziu@ouh.nhs.uk by 26th October 2018. 

Any questions, please email laura.vincent@ouh.nhs.uk or john.griffiths@ouh.nhs.uk

 

Oxford Anaesthetic Registrar Winner

BMA Patient Information Awards 2018

Congratulations to Oxford anaesthetic registrar Dr Julia Bowditch. During her advanced training module in obstetric anaesthesia in Oxford, she produced a video on anaesthesia for elective caesarean section at OUH. Her video has won First Prize in the Information produced by NHS Trusts award at the BMJ Patient Information Awards 2018, and has received excellent feedback from our patients.

OXDAT PICM Paediatrics 10th September 2018

Venue: Seminar Room, Nuffield Dept of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

 

0815 – 0900   OxDAT Meeting

0900 – 1000   Sepsis / Shock in Children - Dr James Weitz, PICU Consultant

1000 – 1100   Collapsed neonate - Dr Avishay Sarfatti PICU Consultant

1100 – 1115   Coffee

1115 – 1215   Stabilisation of children with congenital heart disease - Dr Janet McCluskey, PICU Consultant

1215 – 1315   Intra and inter-hospital transfer for critically ill or injured children and the reasons for centralisation of paediatric care - Dr Deirdre Oshea, PICU Consultant

1315 – 1400   Lunch

1400 – 1500   Paediatric Airway- Dr Arnie Choi, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

1500 - 1600    Paediatric Vascular Access- Dr Ash Chakraborty, Consultant Radiologist

 

 

Oxford CPD Days

An exciting new series of CPD days is being set up for the Oxford region. The aim is to provide regular local CPD update days in a rolling programme to address level 2 & 3 CPD requirements. The programmes are predominantly aimed at consultants and career grade anaesthetists; however we will also provide a limited number of places availability for post fellowship trainees.

We plan to organise a CPD day 3-4 times a year.  It is our intention to provide cost effective and comprehensive study days which will focus on the various anaesthetic subspecialties. 

We are now ready to take bookings for the following CPD days:

 

1st October 2018 - Paediatric Anaesthesia CPD Day

(George Pickering Education Centre, OUH)

 

17th December 2018 - Regional Anaesthesia CPD Day

(George Pickering Education Centre, OUH)

 

1st March 2019 - Advanced Airway Management CPD Day

(Academic Centre, OUH)

 

Each day will be charged at £100 for consultants and career grade anaesthetists and £50 for trainees. All monies generated will be used to enhance anaesthetic sub-speciality training in the region and to develop future CPD days.

For more information and booking please visit www.oxfordcpd.com and direct any queries regarding the days to henry@oxfordcpd.com

 

Dr Henry Jefferson

Dr Vassilis Athanassoglou

Dr Mridula Rai

Oxford CPD Programme Directors

 

Lifelong Learning Transition Update 7th August 2018

The RCoA are aware that users are currently experiencing intermittent or slow access to the platform. This often leads to either access being denied or frequent error messages.

They are working with our suppliers to resolve this issue. A solution is currently being tested and this scheduled maintenance is planned to be in place for Wednesday 8 August. Therefore please be aware you are likely to encounter these error messages prior to the fix being applied and therefore we recommend you avoid significant data entry until after the fix.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

The old RCoA eportfolio will be switched off in Aug 2019, and registrars are moving from eportfolio to the new platform in cohorts. 

All consultants/SAS doctors with existing eportfolio access will be emailed their password for the new platform (please check your junk folder) and will retain access to the current eportfolio until it is switched off. 

Lifelong Learning Transition Update 3rd August 2018

The RCoA are part way through the creation of new accounts on the Lifelong Learning platform. However this has been slower than they initially expected, and they apologise for this, and plan for our School access to be created as soon as possible.

The current RCoA eportfolio will be switched off in Aug 2019, and registrars are moving from eportfolio to the new platform in cohorts. All new CT1s, ST3s and ST5s should use the new platform in Aug 2018 as soon as they have access.

All consultants/SAS doctors with existing eportfolio access will be emailed their password for the new platform (please check your junk folder) and will retain access to the current eportfolio until it is switched off.