Writing Workshop

Thursday 8th June 2017

Are you trying to get something published? Have you got a project written up and it keeps getting rejected? Do you have a really good idea, but no clue as to how you are going to get this in to print?

Pediatric AnesthesiaWe have organised this workshop with you in mind. Andrew Davidson (RCH, Melbourne and the Editor in chief) and some of the associate editors from the journal Pediatric Anesthesia will provide an interactive seminar on the common pitfalls and misconceptions that might prevent you from being a successful author and making a successful contribution in your specialist ¬†area of children’s anaesthesia.

The Pediatric Anesthesia Journal Team will take you through the process from idea to development of project design and subsequent write-up and ¬†publication with an eye on the key common themes that prevent work being accepted by a journal. It is not the intention to provide a ‘clinic’, where an expert can sub-edit one of your own papers but you will have excellent access to a small expert group who regularly deal with this and show you how to avoid the usual problems.

This workshop will run in the afternoon of the 8th June in the Colston Hall and will be limited to 24 participants. Please pre-book when Registering

The Paediatric Patient Journey Sim Workshop

at the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre

Led by: Anthony Bradley and Judith Nolan

Friday 9th June 2017

Morning Session commences 09.00
Late Morning Session commences 11.30
Afternoon Session commences 13.45

Please select which session you wish to attend during registration.

Target participant:

Consultants and senior trainees (ST6 and above) who cover paediatric emergencies as part of their on call commitment. It is probably most suited for those who work in non-tertiary centres. 

Places limited to 8 per session

Managing patients with time critical injuries is a stressful and resource consuming event. The additional challenges (practical and emotional) that are thrown up by dealing with a child with time critical injury multiplies this stress, and will end up absorbing resources from all round the hospital.

The Paediatric Patient Journey Sim Workshop will take candidates through the journey of a child arriving in a District General Hospital emergency department with time critical injuries, through to the delivery of the same patient to theatre in the Major Trauma Centre.

Click here to view the scenario

It is 6pm on a Friday evening. You are on call in your District General Hospital when the paediatric emergency response bleep goes off in your possession. An 18 month old toddler has been brought in by their parents having fallen down the stairs. Resus and paediatrics are committed to other patients. It is up to you to sort out and stabilise this child.
The Paediatric Patient Journey is a high fidelity, real time simulation work shop aimed to take eight candidates (acting in their own rolls) from initial resuscitation to definitive care of a young child with potentially time critical injuries.
-          To practice and discuss priorities and techniques with respect to resuscitation and stabilisation of younger patients
-          To explore potential challenges and pitfalls involved in the transfer of unstable children with potentially time critical injuries
-          To discuss the local processes of referral and how this can be best used to improve patient outcomes

The purpose of this workshop is to allow candidates to experience the stresses and challenges of such an event in a safe environment so that when faced with the same situation, they will be better prepared, reducing their personal stress, and hopefully improving patient outcomes. They will hopefully develop both technical and non-technical skills, improve their decision making and leadership abilities, explore appropriate resource management and also look at human factors that may come into play within their own working environment.

We at the APA are very fortunate to have been granted access to the state of the art simulation centre that is linked to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children where we shall be running this high fidelity workshop. The scenario is designed around being as realistic as possible and transferrable to all who may get involved with the management of a child with a time critical injury at any stage of their journey prior to arrival for definitive surgery.

These sessions will comprise three small groups, two in the morning and one in the afternoon. Attendees will focus on non-technical skills and team working and the clinical material will reflect some of the content of the Bristol APA meeting.

‘Our aim is to promote efficient and effective learning in a modern simulation centre that will influence the individual’s attitude and approach to group working under stressful conditions’.

Course Fee:f £45.00

Places can be booked on the conference registration platform.

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