Epidural Analgesia

Suitable for

Prevocational doctors interested in a career in anaesthesia:

  • Junior anaesthetic registrars
  • GP anaesthetic registrars
  • Fellows in pain medicine (non-anaesthesia background)
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2020 course dates

 

Time: 8:30am - 1.00pm

  • Friday, 27 March
  • Friday, 27 November

 

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Aim

The course is designed to provide junior doctors with an interest in anaesthesia, or who are about to commence in a registrar role, the knowledge and skills to safely administer labour epidurals for analgesia.

Outline

This half day hands on course will cover preparation for, insertion of, and troubleshooting of labour epidural analgesia.

This is a core skill for all anaesthetists, and can be the source of some difficulty at the beginning of training, as availability of learning opportunities is unpredictable.

Jump-start this process with a comprehensive look at the technical and non-technical aspects of the procedure.

Content

  • Indications / contraindications
  • Issues of consent
  • Setting up your equipment
  • Epidural insertion and establishment of block
  • Combined Spinal Epidural
  • Troubleshooting
  • Complications

Prerequisites

PGY2 or above

Cost (includes GST)

  • HNE Health medical staff $210
  • Non-HNE Health medical staff $392