b'CAI Educational Fund: Guidelines for Hospital The College provides funding for training and educationalAccreditationpurposes of 3,000 per tutor and up to a maximum of 9,000 per hospital in any 3-year period. The fundingThe College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) is can be claimed over a 3-year period, e.g. 3,000 frommandated as a national training body under the auspices Jan 2020 to Dec 2022 and again from Jan 2023 to Decof the Medical Council of Ireland (Medical Council) to 2025.The funding is principally for equipment / eventsinspect and accredit all sites involved in the training of its with an educational / training purpose which can includespecialist anaesthesiologist trainees. This is done on a wellbeing / team building. The fund is to reimburse thefive yearly basis. Specialist Anaesthesiology Training for Anaesthesiology Department for expenditure of thisthe awarding of a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion nature. Criteria and the application process are availableof Specialist Training (CSCST) from the CAI, may only on the website at Tutor Guidelines. be undertaken in training sites which are accredited for training by the CAI.The main aim of the accreditation Responsibilities of Anaesthesiologyprocess is to ensure high quality training for CAI trainees. Departments:The Guidelines for Hospital Accreditation are available in The role of the tutor is ongoing and it is critical that theAppendix 4: Hospital Accreditation, along with a table of Department at the accredited training site supportsaccredited units for each hospital.the tutor in carrying out their duties.The College recommends that the Anaesthesiology Department provides appropriate support, including:Access to private space for meeting with trainees;Access to administrative assistance and office equipment as appropriate;Releasing tutors for one day per year from clinical / associated duties to attend College organised Tutor Training Day;Making available protected time.It is expected that tutors will need, at a minimum, the equivalent of 6 working days throughout a six-month rotation, allowing time at the critical start, middle and end periods for appropriate engagement with trainees.32 Curriculum for the National Specialist Anaesthesiology Training Programme'