GENERAL INFORMATION

General information about courses is shown below. Click a subject area to view details on courses available.

[All information correct at the time of publishing.]

Flying Solo

This course is designed as an introduction to common (and not so common) emergency situations that may be encountered by an anaesthetist practising in a busy district general hospital. You will be asked to manage a range of clinical events, none of which should be beyond the management ability of the average trainee. As in real life you may be asked to work alone or participate as a member of a small team.

  • Duration: One day
  • Cost: £40
  • Next dates: One/year – Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: There will be the opportunity to practice skills on task trainers and in simulated scenarios.
  • Suitable for: CT1 Anaesthetic trainees
  • Registration: Via intrepid
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • “Small group sessions were great as it meant everyone got involved”
    • “Excellent learning opportunity, supportive faculty and useful debriefing”
    • “Fantastic opportunity to develop skills in crisis management in Anaesthetics in a safe and supportive learning environment”

Reducing Error And Crisis management Training (REACT) Course

REACT is a one-day simulation-based training course for post-FRCA anaesthetic trainees.   The course has two main aims:

  1. To introduce and explore Human Factors concepts relevant to safe anaesthesia
  2. To coach Anaesthetic Non-Technical Skills (NTS), particularly in relation to anaesthetic crises

 

  • Duration: One day
  • Cost: £180
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Interactive presentations and simulated scenarios focussing on non-technical performance.
  • Suitable for: Anaesthetic trainees who have completed Final FRCA Exam
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • “Excellent faculty – allowed good discussion”
    • “Good choice of simulation topics”
    • “Would like more of this”
    • “Excellent course – should be mandatory”

Care of the Critically Ill Child

This is a simulation based course focussing on the initial management of the critically ill child in hospital. It has been designed to promote team-working between paediatric and anaesthetic trainees as these two specialities frequently work together when a very sick child is being treated.

  • Duration: One day course
  • Cost: Free
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Simulated scenarios
  • Suitable for: Half the spaces are for paediatric trainees ST3-5 and half for anaesthetic interim level trainees ST3-4.
  • Registration: Via invitation link to intrepid
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • Great to work with paeds doctors and learn about their management goals
    • Very approachable faculty
    • Will be useful for clinical practice
    • The combination of anaesthetics and paeds made this one of the most realistic scenario courses I have ever completed.

Medical Emergencies in Dentistry

For more information please contact dental.nimdta@hscni.net.

Conscious Sedation

For more information please contact dental.nimdta@hscni.net.

ACCS Simulation Course

This course focuses on the assessment and management of the acutely ill patient. Candidates will have the opportunity to enhance their resuscitation skills and also develop non-technical skills which are essential for the modern Emergency Medicine Doctor.

  • Duration: One day
  • Cost: £10
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: A series of lectures and hands on simulated resuscitation scenarios with focused debriefing.
  • Suitable for: CT1 and CT2 ACCS Emergency Medicine Trainees, however preference will be given to CT2 trainees in the event of high demand.
  • Candidate Feedback:

Paediatric Emergency Medicine Course

This is a fully immersive simulation course focusing on the management of paediatric emergencies in the Emergency Department.

  • Duration: One day course
  • Cost: £75
  • Next Date: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Simulated scenarios
  • Suitable for: The course is aimed at ST3-ST4 in Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • “Given me confidence to step-up for registrar level decisions”
    • “I can apply this learning in everyday practice”
    • “This will really influence my practice and communication in emergency situations”

For more information and to register contact: cresta.annett@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Simulation Faculty Debriefing Course

Feedback, often delivered as debriefing, has been recognised as the most important feature of simulation-based education. This course is designed to improve confidence in a candidate’s debriefing skills including managing the difficult debrief.

  • Duration: One day course
  • Cost: Currently free to attend
  • Next dates:  Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Delivered using a combination of methods including short lectures to introduce theory and simulated scenarios to aid practical application of this knowledge.
  • Suitable for: Any member of staff within the HSC, who is currently, or wishes to become, a facilitator of simulation-based education.
  • Candidate feedback:
    • “Felt empowered as a nurse”
    • “Excellent course – well organised and prepared”
    • “Course useful, practical and relevant – will be able to put learning into practice immediately”
    • “Thanks for a really informative and interactive day. It was a great balance of discussion and practical and gave a good feel for the theory of debrief”

For more information contact: sara.lawson@hscni.net

Minor Surgery

For more information please contact gpspecialtytraining.nimdta@hscni.net.

Dermatological Skills

For more information please contact gpspecialtytraining.nimdta@hscni.net.

Impact

This course is designed by the Federation of Royal Medical Colleges and the Royal College of Anaesthetists to introduce the principles and practice of acute general medical care and the related knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.

  • Duration: Two-day course
  • Cost: £370
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of Teaching: Delivered using a combination of methods including key point presentations, workshops, “hands on”, skills stations, and critically ill patient scenarios to enhance skills needed for dealing with life-threatening medical emergencies.
  • Suitable for: Initially CT1 Medicine but may be extended to CT2
  • Registration: Via intrepid (Invitation link only)
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • “Very worthwhile course for nurse observers. Would encourage participation of other nurses to be observers”
    • “Very clear explanations and very practical applications”
    • “Practical, always good to put into practise what is being taught. Good realistic scenarios”

Registrar Ready

This course is designed to assist the transition to the role of the medical registrar in how to deal with the complexity of issues such as patient flow, co-ordination and leadership of the hospital at night whilst maintaining patient safety.

  • Duration: One day course
  • Cost:
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of Teaching: Interactive workshops using simulated scenarios
  • Suitable for: CT2 medical trainees
  • Registration: Via intrepid
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • “Interesting way of breaking down the importance/prioritising issues”
    • “Will probably be more confident to ask for senior help”
    • “Good and fun way of thinking of things”

ROBUST

This Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is designed to provide instruction and hands-on practice in all methods of operative vaginal birth to facilitate the achievement of the OSAT competencies on the RCOG training matrix.

  • Duration: One day course
  • Cost: £360
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Delivered using a combination of methods including presentations, group discussions and simulated hands-on practice.
  • Suitable for: ST2 and LAT2 in O&G
  • Registration via:
  • Candidate Feedback:

A.C.T. up

Is a simulation course run in conjunction with the Queen’s University Drama Department. The scenarios are designed to recreate difficult scenarios putting emphasis on the importance of communication with parents and other professionals in situations such as SUDI, Discussions around withdrawal of care, safeguarding issues etc.

  • Duration: One day Course
  • Cost: Free
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Simulated scenarios
  • Suitable for: Initially aimed at Paediatric Trainees ST4-ST8 but places may become available for ST1-3
  • Registration: via Intrepid
  • Candidate Feedback:

Care of the Critically Ill Child

This is a simulation based course focussing on the initial management of the critically ill child in hospital. It has been designed to promote team-working between paediatric and anaesthetic trainees as these two specialities frequently work together when a very sick child is being treated.

  • Duration: One day course
  • Cost: Free
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Simulated scenarios
  • Suitable for: Half the spaces are for paediatric trainees ST3-5 and half for anaesthetic interim level trainees ST3-4.
  • Registration: Via invitation link to intrepid
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • Great to work with paeds doctors and learn about their management goals
    • Very approachable faculty
    • Will be useful for clinical practice
    • The combination of anaesthetics and paeds made this one of the most realistic scenario courses I have ever completed.

Paediatric Emergency Medicine Course

This is a fully immersive simulation course focusing on the management of paediatric emergencies in the Emergency Department.

  • Duration: One day course
  • Cost: £75
  • Next Date: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Simulated scenarios
  • Suitable for: The course is aimed at ST3-ST4 in Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • “Given me confidence to step-up for registrar level decisions”
    • “I can apply this learning in everyday practice”
    • “This will really influence my practice and communication in emergency situations”

For more information and to register contact: cresta.annett@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Paediatric Emergencies Intubation Course

A practical course covering basic and advanced airway management

  • Duration: One day course
  • Cost: Free
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Delivered using a combination of methods including short lectures and videos to introduce theory of airway anatomy, intubation pharmacology and human factors. There will also be the opportunity to practice skills on task trainers and in simulated scenarios to aid practical application and cement learning for clinical practice.
  • Suitable for: All involved in the management of critically ill children and neonates
  • Registration: Via HERE
  • Candidate feedback:
    • “Really useful even for non -paediatric intensivist especially sessions on stabilisation of septic/cardiac child”
    • “Really enjoyed the intubation course, it was really useful.”
    • “Relevant, comprehensive, pitched at correct level and good mix of lectures and hands on experience”

Return to Acute Paediatrics

This course is designed for anyone who has been out of programme (for any reason) and has recently returned or is returning to work. It aims to provide a brief refresher of key topics in acute paediatrics.

  • Duration: One day course (09:00-15:00)
  • Cost: Free
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Delivered using a combination of methods including short lectures to refresh knowledge and simulated scenarios to increase confidence in the practical application.
  • Suitable for: Paediatric trainees return to training after a period out of programme.
  • Register: Via intrepid
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • “Excellent course, well run”
    • “A good synopsis of any changes in common conditions that have occurred in the past year”
    • “Thanks very much for organising, very beneficial”

CCRISP

This is an interactive course that explores the skills and knowledge needed to look after surgical patients including those who are deteriorating or are at risk of doing so.

  • Duration: Two day course
  • Cost: £550
  • Next dates: Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: A variety of teaching and learning techniques are used for example presentations, simulated patient scenarios, case-based skill stations and demonstrations.
  • Suitable for: CT1-2 surgical trainees
  • Register: via intrepid
  • Candidate Feedback:

Introduction to Central Venous Access

This course is designed to introduce the clinician to central venous access.

  • Duration: 10:30am-4pm
  • Cost: £75
  • Dates: Twice per year, Belfast Trust. Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Tutorials from multi-specialty faculty and hands-on practice with simulation models including ultrasound practice.
  • Suitable for: Members of staff whose job role requires them to be able to perform central venous access
  • Candidate Feedback:
    • “Excellent course, well delivered”
    • “Models really reflective of the real anatomy”
    • “Very useful course, would feel confident completing this in real life”

For more information and to register please contact cresta.annett@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Introduction to Principles of Safe Procedural Sedation

This course is designed to develop an understanding of the various levels of sedation and understand how to assess a patient’s suitability for sedation. It will discuss pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of various sedation drugs and how to manage some minor sedation complications.

  • Duration: One day course
  • Cost: £175
  • Dates: Twice per year, Belfast Trust. Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: Delivered using a combination of lectures, practical demonstrations and simulated scenarios.
  • Suitable for: Members of staff whose job role requires them to perform procedural sedation

For more information and to register please contact cresta.annett@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Principles of Ultrasound Guided and Open Chest Drain Insertion

This course is designed to introduce the principles of ultrasound to identify effusions and pneumothorax and teach basic techniques for chest drain insertion whilst recognising potential complications of chest drain insertion.

  • Duration:
  • Cost: £297 (fully funded by PHA)
  • Dates: Four times per year Belfast Trust. Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page
  • Modes of teaching: A combination of lectures, practical demonstrations and simulation using ultrasound and adult simulators
  • Suitable for: Members of staff who are required by their Trust to insert Chest Drains for the purpose of drainage of fluid or air in the pleural cavity

For more information and to register please contact cresta.annett@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Lumbar Puncture

This course provides a theoretical context and practical experience of performing a lumbar puncture from faculty including consultants in Anaesthesia, Acute Medicine and Neurology.

  • Duration: 08:45 – 15:15
  • Cost: £75
  • Dates: Twice a year, Belfast Trust. Check if any scheduled under UPCOMING COURSES on this page.
  • Modes of Teaching: A combination of lectures and hands-on practice with medical simulation models.
  • Suitable for: F2, ACCS (not anaesthetics), ST3/4 in Medicine and ED

For more information and to register please contact cresta.annett@belfasttrust.hscni.net

UPCOMING COURSES

A list of upcoming courses is shown below. Click for more details.