|Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Written by Dr Anja Kuttler|
On average St Peter's maternity unit delivers 3900 live infants per annum. Approximately 1000 epidurals for labour analgesia and 1000 caesarean sections (Emergency and Elective) are performed on the unit. It has two operating theatres and currently runs a daily half day elective Caesarean section list. The lead for training in obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia is Dr Philippa Higgins. During the CT2 year a 3 month pre-obstetric anaesthesia block occurs before going solo on call for the maternity unit. The assessment for basic training in obstetric anaesthesia must be completed before the commencement of on calls.
Page 38-47 The assessment for the basic Competences for Obstetric anaesthesia can be located in CCT in Anaesthetics II: Competency Based Basic Level (ST Years 1 and 2) Training and Assessment. A manual for trainees and trainers (August 2008)
The on call bleep number for obstetric anaesthetic emergencies is 5011. For ST3's as part of the modular training block in Obstetric anaesthesia (3months) work placed assessments will need to be completed for the obstetric module:
If you are unsure about which assessments you need to complete then contact your College tutor, educational supervisor or lead trainer for Obstetric anaesthesia. The onus of responsibility for completion of the work place assessments lies with the trainee. They form part of the assessment process at the annual review of competence progression.
Obstetric anaesthesia guidelines:
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 15:23|