Neurological system (GCS: any acute or residual effects of CVA)
Abdomen and GI tract
Sequelae of diabetes and steroids
Musculo-skeletal problems (including relevance to positioning, neck stability, regional blockade)
Implications for anaesthesia of co-morbidity and special physiological conditions
Implications for anaesthesia of procedure
Guidelines for fasting and smoking
Planning postoperative analgesia
Planning postoperative strategy for PONV
Assessing need for HDU or ICU postoperatively
Assessing need for senior advice or assistance.
Ensuring the necessary resources are available for safe patient care
The Consent process including paediatrics and understanding the problems of obtaining consent in patients with impaired consciousness.
Other issues of patient communication
Explanation of need for preoperative routine and specialised tests (including hepatitis screening, HIV testing and sickle cell status)
Explanation of pain management, side effects and complications of: oral/sublingual/rectal/subcutaneous/IM/IV/nasal/transdermal drugs
Epidural/regional techniques/local blocks
Patient controlled analgesia
Discussion of preoperative medication choices
Explanation of postoperative expectations and care, including common and important complications
Communication with other professionals
Dangers of repeat anaesthesia
Rationale for use of premedicant drugs
Choice of drugs, advantages and disadvantages
Understanding of causes of delayed gastric emptying
Rationale for antacid, and prokinetic premedication
Rationale for antithrombotic therapy
Anaesthetic pre-assessment clinics
CEACCP 2006: DECEMBER
D M Levy Pre-operative fasting—60 years on from Mendelson
CEACCP 2006: AUGUST
Craig Oranmore-Brown and Richard Griffiths Anticoagulants and the perioperative period
Matt J Simpson MBChB FRCA
Consultant Anaesthetist at St. James’s University Hospital.
Lead anaesthetist in Obstetric anaesthesia and advanced vascular access. Chairs the Clinical Information and Outcomes Group. He is an Innovation champion for West Yorkshire and Humber and inventor of a new regional anaesthesia delivery system as well as having interests in thoracic and ophthalmic anaesthesia.
Philip J Antill MBChB (Hons) BSc (Hons) MRCP FRCA FFICM
Dual Higher Specialty Trainee in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. Experienced ATLS and ALS instructor, with additional faculty roles in trauma and intensive care simulation. He has previously received the Yorkshire Society of Anaesthetists Critical Care ODN Registrar’s Prize and the Final Examination Chair’s Commendation for overall performance in the Final FRCA.
Rebecca K. Lathey MBChB FRCA
Dual Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine trainee heavily involved in undergraduate teaching programmes, national research networks, multicentre research and recent Royal College National Audit Project applications. Guest speaker at RCoA events and holds a life citizenship award from Leeds for contributions towards health and wellbeing.
Michael Carrick MBChB FRCA
Senior Specialty Registrar in Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, currently completing advanced training in thoracic and HPB anaesthesia with additional interests in advanced vascular access. Organised regional anaesthetic registrar teaching for Yorkshire and runs a training forum.
Visiting Faculty John P Adams MA MBChB MRCP FRCA FFICM
John Adams is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Associate Medical Director at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He has an interest in Neuroanaesthesia and Intensive Care having completed an assistant Professorship at the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland USA. He was the principle organiser of the West Yorkshire and Humberside Final Fellowship Preparation (FFP) course and is now an examiner for the Royal College of Anaesthetists. John has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Law and Ethics from the University of Manchester and he worked as a Medicolegal Adviser to the Medical Protection Society for over three years.
Andrew Lindley FRCA MMedSci FFICM
Consultant Anaesthetist in Neuroanaesthesia and Regional Anaesthesia. Completed an Assistant Professorship at Harbor View Medical Centre, Seattle. Experienced instructor in medical education. Andy is now a Royal College examiner for the primary component of the FRCA.