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Paediatric Anaesthesia

Objective

KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital provides anaesthesia services for a wide variety of surgical disciplines: General Surgery, ENT, Eye, Plastic Dental, Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery and remote services as in Diagnostic and Interventional Angiography. We have a pain service team looking after both acute and chronic pain in children.

Course Contents

  1. Appreciate the anatomical and physiological differences between neonates, older children and adults. Understand how these differences affect clinical practice in anaesthesia.
  2. Resuscitation of the neonate and child.
  3. Perioperative management: preoperative assessment and preparation, intraoperative care and postoperative pain relief in various surgical disciplines (ENT, Eye, Plastic & Craniofacial, Orthopaedic, Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery, General Surgery)
  4. Regional anesthesia techniques
  5. Safety in anaesthesia eg: Ultrasound guided vascular access
  6. Transport of sick children and resuscitation of sick children
  7. Management of chronic/palliative pain
  8. Advanced airway skills: Fibreoptic bronchoscope
  9. Presentation and research skills

For Whom

The Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellows Training Programme is suitable for qualified and practicing anaesthesiologists from countries which currently lack such services. They will benefit by learning different clinical techniques, safety guidelines and workflow protocols that may contribute to advancing medical standards in their parent hospital and country.

The foreign doctor on training attachment must be required to be proficient in English language.

The Clinical Fellow/Observer will have to meet the following criteria as stated by Singapore Medical Council under the “Framework for Postgraduate Training of Temporarily Registered Doctors from Schools not listed in the Schedule”:

  1. Basic eligibility requirements for Temporary Registration
  2. Categories of Temporary Registered Doctors for Postgraduate Training

Pre-requisite

It will be considered on a case-by-case basis by selection panel.

Duration

Each fellowship programme will last for 6 months to a year and a mentor will be assigned. The mentor will be a senior staff of Paediatric Anaesthesia Department KKH.

Teaching material such as KKH Paediatric Anaesthesia Practice Guidelines handbook and RCH drug dosages booklet will be provided.

A logbook will be given to each fellow which will be used to assess the progress of training.

Training Dates/Period

NA

Certification

NA

Positions/Training Places

The fellow/observer will be rotated on a daily basis to different Operating Theatres to view cases that are interesting or from different disciplines. They will be tagged on to a senior anaesthetist on call on a regular basis for exposure to management of emergency operations and resuscitation for “Code Blue” and “Trauma Code”.

Teaching tutorials are held on a weekly basis and fellows/observers will be encouraged to participate.

Supervisor

One of the following doctors will be assigned as the designated Supervisor for the attached Clinical Fellow/Observer. To enable the Supervisor to carry out an adequate level of supervision, each supervisor will be allowed to supervise not more than two Clinical Fellows/Observers or as stipulated in the SMC Supervisory Framework.

Course Fee

Fees will be determined upon application.

Funding

The applicant will be financed by their country or institution, whereas Clinical Observers will be fully self-funded. Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia has also written to Toh Kian Chui Foundation and has successfully obtained some funding for some potential shortlisted Clinical Observers./p>

Contact of Organiser/Institution

Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital Pte. Ltd.