2021 Curriculum learning syllabus: stage 3

Published: 24/02/2021

Regional Anaesthesia

Stage learning outcome

  • Delivers a range of safe and effective regional anaesthetic techniques to cover the upper and lower limb, chest and abdominal wall independently

 

Key capability A

A

Tailors regional anaesthesia techniques to patients undergoing day surgery

Examples of evidence

  • SLEs throughout stage of training in a range of surgical specialties.
Personal activities and reflections:
  • courses and e-Learning: regional anaesthesia.

Suggested supervision level

  • 4 - should be able to manage independently with no supervisor involvement (although should inform consultant supervisor as appropriate to local protocols).

Cross links with other domains and capabilities

  • Pain

 

Key capability B

B

Manages regional anaesthesia and analgesia safely in the perioperative period in all settings

Examples of evidence

  • SLEs throughout stage of training.
Personal activities and reflections:
  • courses and e-Learning: regional anaesthesia.

Suggested supervision level

For procedures not listed:

  • lumbar epidural: 4 - should be able to manage independently with no supervisor involvement (although should inform consultant supervisor as appropriate to local protocols)
  • low thoracic epidural: 3 - supervisor on call from home for queries able to provide directions via phone or non-immediate attendance
  • spinal: 4 - should be able to manage independently with no supervisor involvement (although should inform consultant supervisor as appropriate to local protocols)
  • combined spinal/epidural: 4 - should be able to manage independently with no supervisor involvement (although should inform consultant supervisor as appropriate to local protocols).

Cross links with other domains and capabilities

  • Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Regional Anaesthesia
  • Pain

 

Key capability C

C

Performs ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia for the chest wall independently

Examples of evidence

  • SLEs throughout stage of training.
Personal activities and reflections:
  • courses and e-Learning: ultrasound, regional anaesthesia, management of chest wall trauma.

Suggested supervision level

  • 4 - should be able to manage independently with no supervisor involvement (although should inform consultant supervisor as appropriate to local protocols).

Cross links with other domains and capabilities

  • Regional Anaesthesia

 

Key capability D

D

Performs ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia for the abdominal wall independently

Examples of evidence

  • SLEs throughout stage of training.
Personal activities and reflections:
  • courses and e-Learning: ultrasound, regional anaesthesia.

Suggested supervision level

  • 4 - should be able to manage independently with no supervisor involvement (although should inform consultant supervisor as appropriate to local protocols).

Cross links with other domains and capabilities

  • Regional Anaesthesia

 

Key capability E

E

Performs ultrasound-guided nerve blocks for lower limb surgery independently

Examples of evidence

  • SLEs throughout stage of training
  • experience should include femoral nerve and fascia iliaca blocks.
Personal activities and reflections:
  • courses and e-Learning: ultrasound, regional anaesthesia.

Suggested supervision level

  • 4 - should be able to manage independently with no supervisor involvement (although should inform consultant supervisor as appropriate to local protocols).

Cross links with other domains and capabilities

  • Regional Anaesthesia

 

Key capability F

F

Performs ultrasound-guided brachial plexus block independently

Examples of evidence

  • SLEs throughout stage of training.
Personal activities and reflections:
  • courses and e-Learning: ultrasound, regional anaesthesia.

Suggested supervision level

  • 4 - should be able to manage independently with no supervisor involvement (although should inform consultant supervisor as appropriate to local protocols).

Cross links with other domains and capabilities

  • Regional Anaesthesia