Broaden your horizons and specialist medical skills with Pro Start Anaesthetics.
Gaining a Core Clinical Training rotation in anaesthetics as part of your GP pathway plans can be difficult. The Pro Start Anaesthetics program is an alternative recognised by ACRRM.
This course provides a workplace-based introduction to GP anaesthetics, and serves as a solid foundation to the one-year GP anaesthetics training. Gain important background knowledge and practical skills which can also be applied to other areas of general practice such as obstetric and emergency medicine.
Why Pro Start Anaesthetics?
Recognised by ACRRM as a Core Clinical Training rotation in anaesthetics.
Convenient and easy to use online platform.
Full program comprising readings, prescribed activities and theatre work.
Your supervisor is provided with access to Pro Start Anaesthetics at no extra charge.
This program includes log books, sign off sheets and feedback forms to monitor your progress and keep you on track.
Broaden your general practice skill set for greater career options.
Who should enrol?
Pro Start Anaesthetics consists of 14 modules. Each module contains clinical activities to be completed. The program is designed to be completed through a combination of readings, prescribed activities (with assessment by the GP anaesthetist supervisor) and hands on in theatre work over 15 theatre sessions (3.5 hours per session).
1. Orientation to GP anaesthesia
2. Anaesthetic machine and monitoring
3. Preoperative preparations
4. General anaesthetics - part 1
5. General anaesthetics - part 2
6. Airway management - part 1
7. Airway management - part 2
8. Airway management - part 3
9. Breathing and ventilation
11. Procedural sedation
12. Regional anaesthesia
13. Post-operative care
14. Obstetrics and paediatric
The learning is supported by a clinical attachment in the theatre setting. Theatre logbook sheets, activity sign off and module feedback forms are included to record progress and achievements.
Each module has a series of stated objectives and references are provided through links. Useful texts are also recommended in the introduction.
The ACRRM recognises this program to satisfy the core clinical training requirements in anaesthetics for candidates undertaking the FACRRM.
Accreditation is dependent on:
> successful completion of the entire program
> a minimum of 15 supervised sessions in theatre (3.5 hours per session)
> completion of a logbook of theatre sessions and undertakings to indicate the work done.
The program requires supervisor sign-off that the activities have been completed satisfactorily.
Do I need a supervisor?
Yes. Participants are required to source their own supervisor and theatre sessions. This is usually a GP anaesthetist, but may be a specialist anaesthetist. The supervisor will assess the activities and verify the logbook records.
On enrolment, we will ask for your supervisor’s name and email address to create a login. We’ll give both you and your supervisor password access to the Pro Start Anaesthetics program via the ModMed learning portal and it will be up to you both to manage the theatre sessions, modules and activities.
Candidates usually complete the program within three to six months.
Candidates are provided with 12 months’ access from the date of purchase.