Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia – a new course for Consultants: MEPA FC
The MEPA FC course is intended for consultants, SAS anaesthetists and attendings working in non-specialist hospitals who have occasional paediatric practice.
The course provides a comprehensive update in paediatric anaesthesia and resuscitation of the sick child for those who undertake an occasional paediatric list, provide out of hours care or may be involved in the care of the sick child.
All the MEPA FC scenarios are evidence based and have been ratified by the MEPA group. The course aims to provide comprehensive support for the updated appraisal process leading to revalidation and covers all aspects of paediatric CPD recommended in the RCoA level 2 matrix – see below for codes covered.
We hope that you will find the scenarios challenging and useful for updating and maintaining skills in the care of children.
Currently CPD approval for each course will be applied for locally. Approval of MEPA FC for CPD and revalidation by the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists CPD committee is being sought.
Feedback from all candidates at the end of each course will be via the MEPA website, following which a standard CPD certificate will be issued.
RCoA CPD codes for revalidation:
2DO1 Assessment and initial management of the critically ill child
2DO2 Perioperative care of children
2DO3 Vascular access techniques
2DO4 Fluid management for children
2DO5 Analgesia for children
2DO6 Sedation techniques for children
2DO7 Team working between DGHs and PIC retrieval teams
All from Level 2 matrix – see www.rcoa.ac.uk
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