CCT in Anaesthetics - Core Level Training

Published: 14/08/2019

Non-theatre

At core level it is anticipated that non-theatre anaesthesia will be confined to the provision of anaesthesia for diagnostic imaging

Learning outcomes:

  • To safely undertake the intra-hospital transfer of the stable critically ill adult patient for diagnostic imaging
  • To understand the risks for the patient of having procedures in these sites 
  • To understand the responsibilities as a user/prescriber of diagnostic imaging services

Core clinical learning outcome:

  • Can maintain anaesthesia for stable critically ill adult patients requiring diagnostic imaging under distant supervision [in conjunction with their transfer as indentified in Transfer Medicine]

NB: All competencies annotated with the letter ‘E’ can be examined in any of the components of the Primary examination identified in the FRCA examination blueprint on page B-99 or in the Final examination identified in the Final FRCA blueprint on page C72 of Annex C.

Knowledge

Competence

Description

Assessment

Methods

GMP

DI_BK _01

Explains risks and benefits to patients, and risks to staff from common radiological investigations and procedures, including the use of contrast media

A,C,E

1,2,3,4

DI_BK_02

Explains current statutory radiological regulations e.g. IRMER 2000 as applied to the referrer, practitioner or operator of diagnostic services

A,C,E

1,2

DI_BK_03

Explains the general safety precautions and equipment requirements in specific environments e.g. MRI suites

A,C,E

1,2

DI_BK_04

Recalls/describes the specific anaesthetic implications of imaging techniques including but not limited to:

  • MRI scanning
  • CT scanning
  • Angiography

A,C,E

1,2,3,4

DI_BK_05

Recalls/explains the implications of exposing the pregnant or potentially pregnant patient to ionising radiation

A,C,E

1,2,3,4

 

Skills

Competence

Description

Assessment

Methods

GMP

DI_BS_01

Demonstrates the ability to provide safe anaesthesia for a stable adult patient for diagnostic imaging 

A,C,D,M

1,2,3,4

DI_BS_02

Demonstrates the ability to manage a stable ventilated adult patient for diagnostic imaging

C,M

1,2,3,4