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

Irish Association for Simulation (IAS) Galway 2020 Symposium will take place on the 27th April 2020 at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, National University of Ireland, Galway with this year's theme "Healthcare Simulation Supporting Patient Safety and Quality Improvement". Download Programme

  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,

  This course focuses on rare, but clinically significant anaesthesiology-related emergencies.  It offers opportunity for anaesthesiologists registered for PCS with CAI to practice managing potentially life-threatening scenarios in a safe setting.  It allows delegates to refresh their knowledge on the clinical guidelines for anaesthesiology emergencies, and to explore the importance of non-technical skills in emergency situations. Download application form HERE and return to

A-CRISIS represents, as the title suggests, an opportunity for anaesthesiologists registered for PCS with CAI to refresh their knowledge as well as practice their technical and non-technical skills in a safe simulated clinical environment.  The letter A in the title stands for Anaesthesiology, Assessment and Airway management but also for well-described principles of crisis management such as Attention, Awareness and Anticipation.  Delegates will have the opportunity to share expertise as well as reflect on their own practice during post-simulation peer-facilitated debrief. Download application form HERE and return to  

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) is delighted to introduce The Management of Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesiology (MEPA) simulation course for experienced practitioners. The highly regarded MEPA course uses an internationally validated curriculum and has already been rolled out in 60 centres across Australia, Canada, UK, Continental Europe and Asia.  Using evidence-based and peer-reviewed scenarios within high-fidelity simulation, the course provides a platform to hone clinicians’ skills according to current best practice in paediatric anaesthesiology emergencies. The MEPA course is suitable for anaesthesiologists registered for PCS with CAI who

Dr Caoimhe Duffy and Dr Zeenat Nawoor-Quinn, SVUH & CAI immediate past simulation fellows, and A/Prof. Crina Burlacu, SVUH consultant anaesthesiologist and CAI Director of Simulation, are delighted to announce the publication of their paper with the title ‘Rapid Sequence Induction’ - An Anaesthesiology Bootcamp in the December online issue of the Irish Journal of Medical Science The paper describes the development and launching in 2018 of an anaesthesiology bootcamp for beginners in anaesthesia in St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin. As a result of overwhelmingly positive feedback from the first

Congratulations to Ms. Deirdre Flynn – CAST Simulation nurse assistant – for presenting her work with the title ‘ Role of a simulation nurse: A personal reflection’ at the 10th Anniversary Meeting of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH).