CCT in Anaesthetics - Core Level Training

Published: 09/08/2019

Introduction to Anaesthetic Practice

The start of training [3-6 months]

This provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of the delivery of safe and effective anaesthetic care to patients for trainees new to the specialty. The following units of training must be completed satisfactorily:

  • Perioperative medicine
    • Preoperative assessment:
      • History
      • Clinical Examination
      • Investigations
      • Specific pre-anaesthetic evaluation
    • Premedication
    • Post-operative and recovery room care
    • Perioperative management of emergency patients
  • Conduct of anaesthesia
    • Induction of general anaesthesia
    • Intraoperative care
  • Infection control
  • Management of cardiac arrest in adults and children

The fundamental importance of developing safe clinical practice (and understanding the basic science which underpins it) means that trainees are expected to achieve all the minimum clinical learning outcomes detailed in this section and obtain the IAC before progressing to the remainder of Core Level Training. Many years of experience indicate that this will take between three and six months for most trainees.