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10th Anniversary of the College of Anaesthesiologists Simulation Training (CAST) programme On March 26th, 2020, CAST is celebrating 10 years since the delivery of the first simulation training day at the College. The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) were the first Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Body to incorporate simulation into their training programme. The first course was Anaesthesia Emergencies (AE) and was delivered on 26th March 2010 in a new specially-built Operating Theatre Simulation Suite. It was attended by a group of self-selected trainees interested in refreshing their knowledge, practicing their

  This course focuses on intra-operative emergencies. It offers delegates the opportunity to practice managing rare, but potentially life-threatening scenarios in a safe setting, and introduces them to the concepts of crisis resource management. There is a strong focus on the impact of human factors in emergencies.  This course is suitable for Anaesthesiologists registered for PCS with CAI. Download application form HERE and return to simulation@coa.ie

  This course focuses on intra-operative emergencies. It offers delegates the opportunity to practice managing rare, but potentially life-threatening scenarios in a safe setting, and introduces them to the concepts of crisis resource management. There is a strong focus on the impact of human factors in emergencies.  This course is suitable for Anaesthesiologists registered for PCS with CAI. Download application form HERE and return to simulation@coa.ie

  The Advanced Simulation in Critical Care is a simulation-based training day which includes advanced critical care scenarios such as single- and multi-organ failure, airway and trauma cases. The course will be delivered with interactive case-based discussions. The course is ideal for senior Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors who are registered for PCS with the CAI  as well as Fellows with a special interest in Intensive Care Medicine. Download application form HERE and return to simulation@coa.ie

  The Advanced Simulation in Critical Care is a simulation-based training day which includes advanced critical care scenarios such as single- and multi-organ failure, airway and trauma cases. The course will be delivered with interactive case-based discussions. The course is ideal for senior Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors who are registered for PCS with the CAI  as well as Fellows with a special interest in Intensive Care Medicine. Download application form HERE and return to simulation@coa.ie

Council Elections 2020 In accordance with the Standing Orders of the Council of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland 3 vacancies arise on Council this year. All Fellows of the College, In Good Standing, of not less than three academic years duration on the date fixed for the election, are eligible for election to the Council. The Election to fill the vacancies thus occurring, will be conducted electronically with opening of balloting on Monday 16th March 2020 and closing of balloting on Friday 1st May 2020. Please note that nomination forms received after 5pm on Friday 21st February 2020 will not

  The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland has been running a Train the Trainer Simulation Instructors course since 2009.  Initially developed with the view of training an adequate pool of instructors for College simulation courses, it has quickly become popular educational event well attended by a wide and diverse group of participants from the medical, nursing and other healthcare professionals who have strong interest in simulation-based education.  More than 200 participants have participated to date.  The course focuses on delivering debrief after simulation and is delivered through a blend of lectures,