Anaesthesia - Thoracic Workshop

Suitable for
Anaesthesia trainees BTY1 and above either as first exposure to thoracic anaesthesia or to consolidate their special study unit, Anaesthetic Consultants, Anaesthesia nurses & technicians
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2020 course dates

Time: 1pm - 5pm

  • Tuesday, 10 March
  • Thursday, 15 October
CPD points
ANZCA CPD category 2
Credits: 2 credits per hour, certificate provided
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Request to register via our online form or contact us via email or phone (02) 4921 4268


To provide:

  • an introduction to thoracic anaesthesia for trainees
  • a refresher in thoracic anaesthesia for consultants & nursing staff


This half day workshop is designed for the generalist anaesthetist who occasionally encounters thoracic anaesthesia, particularly in the after-hours or urgent setting.  Topics include:

  • lung isolation (with specific emphasis on how to choose the best airway device)
  • lung protective strategies
  • managing hypoxia on one lung
  • analgesic strategies
  • DLT placement, (including in the difficult airway, and on the right side)
  • bronchoscopy training
  • bronchial blocker use

Anaesthetic assistants seeking to familiarise themselves with equipment and the sequences involved in establishing lung isolation are encouraged to attend with their medical colleagues.



Cost (includes GST)


  • Trainees on the NSW Northern Rotational Scheme $102*
  • Trainees (other rotations) $559

Nursing staff & anaesthesia technicians

  • HNE Health $102
  • Other $242


  • HNE Health (incl. VMO) $710*
  • Other $855

* Subsidised by the JHH Department of Anaesthesia