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Fully interactive webinar

Attendees will be able to ask questions, present cases and partake in any discussion sessions with the faculty and audience.

CPD

Approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 12 CPD credits

Catch-up with course playback for revison and reflection

We included in your fee, access to the course recordings for up to 7 day with an optional extra to extend this to 31 days.

Course fees

£275:
Live access to the two-day course + access to course recordings for 7 days
£295:
Live access to the two-day course + access to course recordings for 31 days

Add the COVID-19 Critical care webinar series catch-up service for an extra £25 when booking either of the above. Use discount code CCC19.

Audience

Organised for Consultants, Registrars and Middle Grades in the General Anaesthetic Department.

About the Course

  • To provide the Anaesthetist with a comprehensive and stimulating update covering a range of topics highly relevant to day-to-day practice
  • Lectures have a Covid-19 focus where relevant and applicable
  • A well-established annual course running for the last 15 years
  • Lectures by a multidisciplinary Faculty of leading anaesthetists and other specialists
  • A practical focus on enhancing knowledge in Anaesthesia and other disciplines that impact on it
  • Faculty comprising leading Anaesthetists and other specialists who are actually doing the job and can supply the expert, up-to-date and evidence-based information

An update on core topics:

  • Assessment and Management of Major Trauma
  • Imaging
  • Care of the Surgical Patient
  • Cardiology/Vascular Update
  • Evaluating Cardiac Risk in Non-Cardiac Surgery Anaesthesia
  • Orthopaedic Anaesthesia
  • Obesity
  • Peri-operative Fluid Management
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Haemostasis and Thrombosis Issues
  • Obstetrics Update
  • Medico-Legal Update
  • Sedation

Comments from previous attendees

  • “Wide range of excellent topics appropriate for the General Anaesthetist”
  • “Well delivered sessions – excellent time keeping”
  • “Good spread of subjects and informative lectures given by well qualifies speakers”
  • “Updated my knowledge, I will feel more confident in my clinical practice”
  • “Excellent take home messages”
  • “Very enthusiastic and engaging speakers”
  • “Excellent organisation/time keeping”
  • “Good spread of subjects and informative lectures given by well qualified speakers”
  • “Relaxed and friendly course with high quality of speakers”
  • “Everything was perfect – don’t change anything, just update lectures regularly”

Programme

Wednesday 23 September 2020

All times are (GMT+1)

09.15 – 10.00

Introduction

  • Delegates get connected
  • Demonstration of the webinar platform
  • Introduction

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Care of the Surgical Patient

  • Perioperative assessment and preparation
  • Advanced monitoring
  • Developments in the care of high-risk patients
  • Would surgery be the same after COVID-19

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Evaluating Cardiac Risk in Non-Cardiac Surgery Anaesthesia

  • Priorities in pre-op cardiac assessment
  • Periop beta blockade – who, what, how and when?
  • CPx testing
  • After COVID-19, Is regular echocardiography useful?
  • COVID-19–related myocarditis and the risks

20 minute

[inc. Q&A]

Break

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Orthopaedic Anaesthesia Update

  • Common scenarios and cases in the ED
  • COVID-19 transferring practice
  • Out of hospital cardiac arrest and cardiology emergencies
  • Hyper-acute management of neurological emergencies
  • Essential knowledge from collapse to retrieval

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Assessment and Management of Major Trauma

  • Clearing the spine; spinal cord injuries
  • Managing the bleeding: acute blood loss; cell savers; shock packs; crystalloids vs colloids
  • Pelvic fractures – stabilisation; bleeding
  • Thermal injury and burns
  • COVID-19 – any changes in practice; PPE, etc.

60 minutes

Lunch

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Out of Theatre: Emergencies and Transfer

  • Common scenarios and cases in the ED
  • Covid 19 transferring practice
  • Out of hospital cardiac arrest and cardiology emergencies
  • Hyper-acute management of neurological emergencies
  • Essential knowledge from collapse to retrieval
  • Case scenarios

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Update on Sedation Techniques

  • Optimising pain relief
  • Rescue techniques
  • Special situations – ICU, ED, radiology
  • Any lessons from COVID-19

20 minutes

Break

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Obstetrics Update

  • Analgesia for labour
  • Managing complications and emergencies
  • Mother who had Covid?
  • Haemorrhage

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Cardiology/Vascular Update

  • Acute coronary syndromes and PCI
  • Antiplatelet agents
  • Pacemakers and peri-operative management
  • Atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention
  • OOHCA without ST elevation
  • Cardiovascular manifestations of COVID-19 and the risk factors associated with COVID-19

17.00

Close

Thursday 24 September 2020

All times are (GMT+1)

09.15 – 10.00

Introduction

  • Delegates get connected
  • Introduction

30 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Developments in Radiology for the Busy Anaesthetist

  • Trauma radiology
  • Is it Covid 19 a first consideration? – the issues
  • Heart failure – CXR and CT interpretations
  • Appearances and position of all lines and tubes
  • Signs of Px, Hx and haemopx on supine CXRs
  • Collapse and atelectasis
  • When normal, pitfalls and commonly missed things

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Robotic surgery during and post Covid 19 crisis

  • Centralizing non Covid
  • Digital health care
  • Digital pre-op assessment and post-op care
  • Manging complications and emergencies
  • When things go wrong and clinical implications?
  • Robotics post Covid 19 crisis

20 minute

[inc. Q&A]

Break

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Medico-legal Update [inc. extended Q&A and discussion]

  • Update on consent
  • Update on mental capacity
  • COVID-19 - Medical risks
  • PPE provision
  • Involving the patient’s family

60 minutes

Lunch

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Paediatrics Update

  • Perioperative care
  • Assessment and management of the critically ill child
  • The child with COVID-19

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Update on Peri-operative Fluid Management

  • How much to give and what to give and when
  • Evaluating insensible losses
  • Fluid administration in ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery)
  • Controlling perioperative glycaemic levels
  • Drugs and fluids in diabetic patients

20 minutes

Break

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Haemostasis, Thrombosis and COVID-19 issues

40 minutes

[inc. Q&A]

Obesity – A Widespread Challenge

  • Epidemiology
  • Covid 19 and obesity
  • Clinical implications (inc. Diabetes)
  • Bariatric and other surgery (inc. equipment)
  • Obesity in the Labour ward
  • Obesity in ITU

16.50

Close

Frequently asked questions

NO. Infomed shall provide you, upon registration a link to stream the course within your web browser, or you can download a small application to run it as a separate window on your computer. If you would prefer a mobile device, we shall also include a link download an app from the Play Store/App Store.

YES! It is very much encouraged. There will be Q&A sessions chaired by Infomed. You can type your questions in the ‘chat’ facility and they will be put to the speakers.

YES! We shall ask for your evaluation of the faculty and organisation. Upon completing this, we shall send you a certificate of attendance by email.

COMMENTS from previous online courses

Some positive things come out of the current COVID crisis
Consultant Intensivist
Good content, short lecture format, remote access, great!
Consultant Anaesthetist
I think the online streaming format really works, it should bring costs down, more environmentally friendly...should be used more often now.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Good of Infomed in developing this on-line teaching format so quickly, I guess this may be the future.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Excellent interactive course with new on line option that worked very well
Consultant Radiologist
Speakers, topics, timekeeping, helpful organiser and content all very good.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Excellent - the streaming service was excellent in audio and video. There was no lag between the delivery and the AV content.
Consultant Radiologist
I must say that I was very impressed, given current Coronavirus issues, at late notice sorted out online streaming of the conference that worked well. The organisers showed a good understanding of the situation. Well delivered and well done Infomed.
Consultant Radiologist
Great day, did well above expectation given the existing Covid-19 pandemic and the unexpected online streaming
Consultant Radiologist

COMMENTS from the previous mental health WEBINAR SERIES in April 2020

Below is just 10% of all the feedback received!

  • Very informative; concise/bullet points presentation and good time keeping
  • Concise , time keeping aspect and introduction and delivery of questions by the facilitator
  • Varied nature of topics, excellent speakers ,good timekeeping
  • Wide areas of interest; good presentation and audience interaction.
  • Important topics; wide coverage pertaining to day to day practice - very practically focused : essentials covered
  • Good to have knowledgeable presenters who were up to date with most recent COVID studies
  • 1) range of topics 2) expertise and quality of the speakers
  • I could attend it from my home; every one has similar questions as me; the information is very little and we are dealing with unknown
  • 1. Excellence. 2. Enthusiasm. 3 Relevance during this restricted time.
  • I could attend from home, hearing specialists speak, it was free!!!
  • Range and expertise of the speakers. Well organised. Very well thought out with respect to what is needed at this time.
  • I really enjoyed the panelists taking questions; I really enjoyed how smoothly the webinar has been run; all the panellists gave valuable information
  • All presentations clinically relevant. High standard of information
  • Good mix of quality information in a short time frame.
  • Time keeping , facilitation and organisation as a whole
  • I have already recommended this course to many colleagues.
  • Good impact . Will help me to think more and act more proactively if by any means I come across a patient with COVID-19 . Good applications in order areas of practice as well.