Anaesthesia for the Obese Patient 2019

The seventh practical, comprehensive and intensive course for Consultant and Career Grade Anaesthetists who are seeing an increasing number of obese patients in their day-to-day practice organised by Infomed Research and Training, on Friday 1 February 2019, at the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, 1 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY

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Course fee:

NHS: £325 (inc. VAT)Revalidation-for-Anaesthetists-logo


Approved by the RCoA for 6 CPD credits 

Certificates will be issued. Codes: 2A03, 2A07, 2C01, 2C02, 2B01, 2B02, 2B03, 2D02

Course Advisor

Dr Sarah Wray, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal London Hospital

Full course programme

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About the Course

  • Objective: to provide the General Anaesthetist with a practical and comprehensive update on how to best manage obese patients
  • Practical: Practicalities, top tips, evidence-based, but not research focused.
  • Comprehensive: the whole patient journey from initial assessment and preparation to post-op care. Covering adults, children, parturients, day surgery and critically ill.
  • Relevant to day-to-day practice and pitched at a level suitable for the Consultant General Anaesthetist
  • Aimed at answering questions, such as:
    • What investigations really are useful/needed/worthwhile?
    • Moving and handling safely – how and what’s new?
    • Post-op management –  where to send the patient and when?
    • What practical tips can I get from the bariatric anaesthetist?
  • Lectures, including case scenarios and Q&A, plus Panel Discussions, covering:
    • Pre-operative Assessment and Preparations
    • Induction, Maintenance and Reversal
    • Post-operative Care
    • The Obese Patient and the HDU/ICU
    • The Obese Parturient
    • The Obese Child
    • Tips from the Bariatric Anaesthetist

The Faculty includes

  • Dr Brendan O’Connor, Consultant Anaesthetist, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
  • Dr Nick Kennedy, Consultant Anaesthetist, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
  • Dr Lionel Davis, Consultant Anaesthetist, Homerton University Hospital, London
  • Dr Sarah Wray, Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, Royal London Hospital

What Attendees have said

  • Quality of lectures and course information – very good.
  • Good quality content, practical advice and informative panel discussion.
  • Covered real practical issues and a wide range of specialists.
  • Time keeping was very good and good to have presentations available on line.
  • Speakers provided very practical/’real life’ advice.
  • “Take home” messages very useful – will be a guideline to my practice.
  • I will be more confident in all aspects of assessing and dealing with obese patients.
  • I leave more prepared and confident and I will review my pre-op preparation of the obese patients.