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Nursery Nurses’ course February 2020

On 22nd February 2020, the Bill Mapleson Education centre (BMEC) ran its first First Aid & Basic Life Support course for Nursery Nurses at University Hospital of Wales. 22 nursery nurses from the Archway Court Nursery in Newport attended the 6-hour course designed to meet the requirements of the “Millie’s Mark” criteria as defined by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA). The day was a total success, with the teachers engaging thoroughly with all the students and, as a result, getting a 100% satisfaction feedback rating. Comments left by the students included “The course was really helpful, tutors lovely and made us feel at ease”, “Having been on many courses this is the most I’ve learnt, lovely friendly teachers”, “All beneficial, all good, very helpful” and “Scenarios felt like real situations”. Comments on the most useful aspects of the course included “Presentation on breathing very useful”, “Very thorough, in-depth course”, “Gain in confidence”, “All of it, practical and theory”, “Doing the practical on the dummies” and “Learning that time is crucial in CPR”. Teaching was delivered by Drs. Gill Dunn and Monica Chawathe (both Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetists, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend) and Dr. Dan O’Donovan (Lecturer, Cardiff University). They were assisted by Professor Judith Hall OBE (Professor of Anaesthesia at Cardiff University) and Mr. Tim Davies (University Teacher at Cardiff University and Manager, BMEC). The tutors covered ‘How pre-school children differ from older children and adults’, ‘How to recognise an acutely ill child: presentation and initial management’ and ‘Paediatric Basic Life Support (including the choking algorithm)’. Mr Davies taught ‘Accidents, Trauma and First Aid for babies and Pre-School Children’ and Prof Hall ably assisted everyone making an excellent cup of coffee (as befitted her professorial status). It is hard to see how a better result could have been obtained. Congratulations to all! Please contact us if you’d like a Nursery Nurses course or any course specifically designed for the needs of your organisation:

Anaesthetic Emergencies for Consultants

On December 1st and 14th 2016 we ran our anaesthetic emergencies course at the Bill Mapleson Centre for the first time. This was a half-day course aimed at consultants, although SAS staff are also welcome. Anaesthetists are no strangers to emergencies in general, but some emergencies may only be experienced a few times in a career. Also, many guidelines such as management of massive haemorrhage have recently been updated to take account of new evidence or new technologies such as near-patient monitoring of coagulation. There is obviously pressure on anaesthetists to perform well in what may be very stressful situations. Under such circumstances, recollection of correct management may be difficult. Many departments have guidelines for the management of these emergencies, but they tend to be over-comprehensive and are not always to hand. There is some evidence that the use of cognitive aids can have a big impact on the management of anaesthetic emergencies, particularly when they are being used by the team. They take pressure off recollection of the correct actions by the team leader when under stress, and help the team to anticipate what needs to be done next. Having a systematic approach to emergency management also helps. We also need to be able to successfully manage a team, and for this, regular human factors training using simulation is invaluable. Review of the current literature, use of cognitive aids, encouraging a systematic approach and human factors training using simulation are all features of the course, and they are provided in a non-threatening, constructive way that encourages participation and engagement. Feedback from participants in the first courses was very encouraging, and we are re-running the courses in 2017. For our initial courses, we included malignant hyperthermia, air embolism, anaphylaxis, massive blood loss, arrhythmia management and head injuries in the list of emergencies covered. There were some requests to include management of local anaesthetic toxicity, so we intend to include it in the planned courses in 2017, perhaps at the expense of arrhythmia management which is also covered in our ALS update course. Check the Bill Mapleson Centre website for further details of all our 2017 courses.

Courses for Clinicians for 2017

2017 Courses Revealed At the Bill Mapleson Center we provide a wide range of Simulation Training and Personal Development Courses for clinicians, GP's, Dentists, clinical businesses and students Click here to view our courses list for 2017. #ShortCourses #PersonalDevelopment

Innovation Group Lunchtime Meeting

The Division of Population Medicine - 26th January 2017 Thursday 26th January 2017 Speaker: Professor Ian Weeks The School of Medicines approach to innovation: partners and opportunities. Venue: Seminar Room, Department of Anaesthetics, 3rd Floor Main Building, UHW (B-C Link Corridor) Buffet Lunch: Prior to meeting 12:30 - 13:00 proivided by the Bill Mapleson Centre Please register attendance via Maria Gundy:

Professor Judith Hall Crowned President

Society of Anaesthetists of Wales (SAW) The Bill Mapleson Centre are extremely proud that our Founder and CEO has been crowned President of the Society of Anaesthetists of Wales. At the beautiful costal town of Ceredigion, SAW held its 2016 autumn meeting in the hallowed halls of the national library of wales. Professor Judith Hall delivered her inaugural address as President of the Society, having taken the crown (chain Actually!) over from Dr Paul Clyburn earlier in the day.

Women in Health Wales
16th September 2016

Partnering and Mentoring Event - 12:30 - 14:00 16th September 2016 Seminar Room Wales Heart Research Institute Heath Park Campus Register via or phone 02920743110 Lunch is provided by the Bill Mapleson Centre: At our last meeting we had the following thoughts: You want to be connected and explore opportunities; You feel Athena Swan could do better: we should help; We can learn from the business approach to projects and health; You were very interested to support Cardiff University's Phoenix Project and International Development Projects. You are interested in Education and Engagement for disadvantaged in Wales and Globally; You would like to understand the 'pinch-points' that might impair success in your careers; You are very interested to talk to the group, sharing your mini bio and skill sets; a mentorship programme would be of real use.

Essentials of Anaesthesia in the Developing World

Course Details: A 1 day fun, interactive and informative course offering an introduction to working in the developing world. There will be simulation demonstrations and you will experience equipment used applicable to the developing world. In addition there will be a short lecture on references on practice in the developing world. Date: 15th September 2016 The Course Includes: Anaesthesia in the Developing World Anaesthesia in Defence Anaesthesia in Transport Ketamine and drugs you are going to need and drugs you won’t have Infectious diseases and the anaesthetist Challenges of equipment . Course Fee: £100 – (including lunch and refreshments) Course Location: – The Bill Mapleson Centre, Flexicare Medical Limited, Cynon Valley Business Park, Mountain Ash, Mid Glamorgan.CF45 Organiser: Professor Judith Hall, Cardiff& Vale UHB To Register: Fill out our online form by clicking here

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