Perioperative Medicine in Action - Free online course from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2018
University College London and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK) will soon be opening the second run of their MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)
Perioperative Medicine in Action, after a highly succesful launch earlier this year.
This is a free online course that we think would be of interest to your members - we would like to ask for your help to kindly disseminate information to them.
Why a MOOC on perioperative medicine
Too many patients die or suffer prolonged complications following surgery. Perioperative medicine is an emerging multidisciplinary approach optimising the care of the high-risk surgical patient.
We have brought together an internationally recognised, expert faculty to help you understand what perioperative medicine is and why we need it.
We provide high quality free education in perioperative medicine, we hope that these principles will be widely adopted, ultimately leading to safer surgery and improved outcomes for the high-risk surgical patient.
Who this course is for
This free online course is designed for all healthcare workers who are involved in a patients perioperative journey, including:
- pre-assessment nurses
- ward nurses
- theatre staff
- medical managers
The best MOOCs are those in which thousands of learners join together for a shared learning experience. We want tens of thousands of healthcare workers across the globe to join us. The first course ran in July 2017 attracted over 4000 learners from 129 different countries and we are hoping this course run will attract many more.
Accessible learning for busy people
A free four week course with a flexible three hours of learning per week hosted by the UK's largest MOOC provider: FutureLearn.
The course re-opens on the 13th November 2017 and we would like to invite you to enrol now by following the link below:
New Anaesthetic Registrars Crisis Management (NARCM), Wellington Hospital, 27 - 28 November 2017
This course is aimed at SHOs or Registrars with a minimum of 3 months anaesthesia experience, who have recently progressed beyond level 1 supervision and are about to participate in a call roster with level 4 (out of hospital) supervision.
This is a 2-day practical workshop aimed at improving crisis management skills for junior registrars. The course will cover some common and/or life-threatening anaesthesia-related emergencies such as failed intubation, anaphylaxis, high airway pressures, obstetric emergencies, and PACU and ED presentations. Principles of effective team work and communication will also be covered.
The workshop is mainly hands-on skills training and simulated scenarios (with debriefing and discussion after each scenario). There will also be interactive small group discussions.
29 - 30 May 2017
27 - 28 November 2017
NZD $2000 (including GST)
Capital & Coast DHB
The Simulation & Skills Centre
Clinical Services Block
Ph: (04) 385 5887
Complete the NARCM course registration
Dr Caroline Zhou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ACC Interventional Pain Management Workshop, Wellington, 28 November 2017
ACCs Interventional Pain Management (IPM) service workshop
We're working to improve how we support our clients access to Interventional Pain Management services both in and outside of a Pain Management Services multidisciplinary team. Our aim is to provide a better experience for all our key stakeholders; our clients, providers and ACC staff.
Over the last 18 months we've been working hard to better understand current procedures, pathways and assess international evidence and we are now focusing on what needs to be improved. A number of themes have emerged over the last few months:
- IPM procedures are often delivered in isolation from other pain rehabilitation services.
- The pathway for clients to access IPM services is overly complex and can result in a poor client experience.
- The quicker a clients pain needs are identified and managed the better, but there are challenges in ensuring effective
rehabilitation (particularly when interventional procedures are recommended).
- As a result of these emerging themes, we're looking for ways to work with and support the health sectors providing more
effective pain management services and cross sector alignment.
We're holding a workshop in November 2017 and we would really value your input to explore the potential opportunities.
Help shape the future of Interventional Pain Management
We want to work in partnership with you to improve the IPM experience for everyone. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, expertise, ideas and be part of discussions that will help shape the design of new pathways to accessing interventional pain management procedures and services for our clients.
We'll start the session by providing some background information and setting our goals for the day. To get the most out of the workshop we'll break into groups. We'll ask you to explore the challenges and opportunities in more detail and then we'll look to apply these to design a best practice pathway for IPM. This will inform specific elements of the service updates required to support service delivery. After the workshop, your feedback will be collated and shared with participants and others who have expressed interest to be kept in the loop.
What do I need to do?
Register your interest in attending our workshop by emailing us at Painmanagement@acc.co.nz with IPM WORKSHOP in the subject line.
Send us your name, company, email address and any dietary requirements. We will confirm your registration with a meeting invite closer to the time.
Registration closes 27 October 2017
- Limit the number of attendees per organisation/group to two. If you require more people to attend please contact us to discuss further.
- Book this workshop into your own calendars and we will confirm your attendance closer to the time.
|Wellington Workshop||9 am to 4 pm|
|The Thorndon Wellington by Rydges||Tuesday|
|24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon, Wellington
|28 November 2017
Will ACC cover expenses?
Refreshments, lunch and materials will be provided but ACC cannot pay for any travel, parking, accommodation or time costs for attendees.
Once registration closes, we'll send you a confirmation of registration email before 03 November 2017. A workshop information pack will be sent to you a week prior to the workshop date. It will include an agenda and information that will help you prepare for the day.
If you have any queries please feel free to contact us at Painmanagement@acc.co.nz
Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (ANZCA EMAC), University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus, 30 November - 2 December 2017
The classic 2 ½ day ANZCA Course for trainees & specialists
Participants in the ANZCA CPD Program may claim this course as two emergency response activities CICO and Cardiac Arrest plus 40 points in Knowledge and Skills Category
* Clinical and technical expertise
* Intensive, fun and safe learning
* Strong emphasis on teamwork and human factors
Auckland 2017 EMAC Course Dates
30 November - 2 December
Cost: $2500 (including gst)
University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus
Dr Jane Torrie EMAC Convenor | email@example.com | 021 734 152 or
SCPS Registrations | firstname.lastname@example.org | +64 9 373 7599 ext 83122
or book on www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/scps
Introduction to Anaesthesia (NOVICE) Course, Wellington NZ, 18-19 December 2017
18-19 December 2017, 8 am to 5 pm
The Simulation & Skills Centre, Level 9 CSB Wellington Regional Hospital,Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021
This course is ideally suited for Resident Medical Officers just starting their training in anaesthesia.
This course is only open to those who have an anaesthetic position, or do anaesthesia as part of their rotation.
The course covers
- airway assessment
- anaesthetic pharmacology
- crisis management
using a combination of
- didactic sessions
New Zealand Simulation Instructors Course (NZSIC) Wellington, 19-20 March 2018
The NZSIC is an introduction to principles and techniques of adult education, including instruction and facilitation and the use of simulation and debriefing.
This course is suitable for healthcare professionals training to become competent instructors using simulation, including Specialist Anaesthetists who have completed an ANZCA EMAC course and who would like to become an EMAC instructor. It's also suitable for doctors, nurses, paramedics and allied health workers wishing to use simulation techniques in their education practices.
Cost: $1150 (includes GST)
Venue: The Simulation and Skills Centre, Level 9 CSB Building, Wellington Regional Hospital, Rintoul Street, Wellington.
+64 4 385 5887
ACS - Auckland City Symposium, Auckland 24 March 2018
Improving patient outcomes
A toolbox to define risk
Save the Date!
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OASIS Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Symposium, Blenheim NZ, 6 - 7 April 2018
On behalf of the organising committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us in Blenheim for OASIS 2018. Following our hugely successful inaugural meeting, we will again be delivering an outstanding scientific programme for both the obstetric anaesthetist and the anaesthetist who covers obstetrics on call but not necessarily during daytime sessions.
Our scientific sessions will draw on the combined knowledge of anaesthetists, obstetricians and maternal medicine physicians from the Aucklands National Womens Hospital and other centres in New Zealand, and will address a broad range of topics relevant to peripartum anaesthetic care. On Friday 6th April there will also be two interactive Emergency Response Anaphylaxis and Obstetric Haemorrhage workshops which fulfill the ANZCA CPD requirements for the Emergency Skills category. Additionally two PBLD workshops are planned focusing on challenging obstetric topics.
OASIS 2018 Convenor.
Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim
Ph: +64 9 623 8081
NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2018 - Face the Future, Auckland NZ, 8-10 November 2018
New Zealand Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting 2018
Where: Langham Hotel Auckland, New Zealand
When: Thursday 8 November to Saturday 10 November 2018
Theme: Face the Future
- Dr Duminda Wijeysundera (Toronto, Canada) Periop and Research
- Dr David Auyoung (Seattle US) IT and Regional Anaesthesia
- Dr Laura Duggan (British Columbia, Canada) Airways Specialist
Further information will follow.