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An Introduction to Anaesthesia

A one day introductory course in the basics of anaesthesia aimed at those

  • who are about to start a post in anaesthesia
  • who are considering a career in anaesthesia
  • who need to have a basic understanding of anesthesia eg Surgical / ER trainees
  • who have had no anaesthesia experience

Previous comments about the course:

 "....very enthusiastic and motivating, good content and engaging presentations!"
"very comprehensive and helpful for anybody who wants to start anaesthetics..'
'very good course, physiology teaching was highly relevant..'

read the BMJ review of the  ICU course.....

Sunday 27th July


Venue: to be announced- but previously at

The UCLH Education Centre
1st floor west
250 Euston Road

Please pay on line

and fill in this form and email it to cfacourses[at]

Current Programme 

The talks are now available to download for 4 weeks after the course.
Please click on the lecture titles to download.

Some of the files may be large.

0830- 0900 Register + breakfast


0900 Welcome and Introduction

0915  TBA

0945 Airway: Dr Mark Lambert

1015 BreathingDr Clarissa Carvalho

Further reading see Ventilation talk by Rob Stephens for the MSc

further reading: Respiratory physiology

1045 Break

1115 CirculationDr Rob Stephens

Extra reading: Using inotropes and Vasopressors

Extra reading: Arterial lines

1145 Drugs: Dr Rob Stephens

1215 Preoperative Assessment, management and resuscitation:Dr Mark Edwards 

Extra: Preoperative Assessment Podcast by Mark Lambert

1300 Lunch -Anaesthetists in Training will be on hand to discuss careers in Anaesthesia

1330  'hands on' experience in groups with top issues in anaesthesia, airways, intubation essentials, blocks and the anaesthetic machine

1530 Break

1545 Emergencies: an introduction to crisis management: Dr Jane Lowery

1615 Regional Anaesthesia + Pain: Dr Martin Rooms

Extra reading: Postoperative Pain

Extra reading: Pain in children

Extra reading: Epidurals on the ward

1645 Fluids + Transfusion: Dr Zareena Khan-Orakzai

Extra reading: Transfusion

1715 Feedback and Summary, Invitation to drinks

Practical sessions

Great teaching presentation on the Anaesthesia Machine


27th July 2014: £110, but think about coming to this course and the Practical Introduction to ICU   the day before!

Sorry but no refunds will be possible now - we are within 2 weeks of the course.
Food, refreshments, handouts included!

Please contact 0203 447 3343 or email robcmstephens[at] if you have any problems

Public transport

Venue: to be announced- but previously at

Nearest tube: Warren St /Euston Square
Nearest train: Kings Cross/Euston
Online map to the venue,
250 Euston Rd
National Rail Timetable

Education Centre Website

Course manager

Alison Lambert, UCL Centre for Anaesthesia:
0203 447 3343

Course organisers Dr Clarissa Carvalho
Dr Robert Stephens
Dr Martin Rooms
Course Faculty
Dr Ed Burdett
Dr Irene Bouras
Dr Clarissa Carvalho
Dr Mark Edwards
Dr Rob Stephens
Dr James Holding
Dr Jane Lowery
Dr Kirstie McPherson
Dr Ramani Moonesinghe
Dr Maya Nagaratnam
Mr Paul Forsythe
Dr Susan Jain
Dr Zareena Khan-Orakzai
Dr Mark Lambert
Dr Sim West