DWA South West
Diamedica generously supports DWA Southwest

Course Details (London)

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the DWA 2020 face-to-face courses are postponed:

23rd March 2020, RCoA, London – postponed
5th October 2020, Manchester – postponed

Our tentative upcoming dates are:

Monday 15th March 2021 at the RCoA in London
Monday 27th September 2021 in Manchester
Booking for both courses will be via the RCoA. Please email rskilbeck@rcoa.ac.uk to be placed on the mailing list.

In order to be able to fill the gap while we cannot hold a face-to-face course, there will be a virtual course on Thursday 26th November 2020. You can book here: https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/events/developing-world-anaesthesia


Aims and Format of the course:

The overall aim of the course is to provide a practical introduction to the practice of anaesthesia in the developing world. The course is suitable for anyone planning, or even just thinking about going to work in the developing world, from junior trainees through to senior consultants. The course will be made up of a mixture of lectures, small group sessions and hands on experience and will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to draw over anaesthesia
  • Practical use of Ketamine in the field
  • Hands-on equipment sessions (draw over circuits, oxygen concentrators etc.)
  • Obstetric anaesthesia
  • Paediatric anaesthesia
  • How to organise your time away and get it recognised
  • Problem solving in the field
  • Recent experience from the field

The course is taught by an experienced faculty of consultants, with some senior trainees, who between them have extensive experience of working in the developing world. Specialised equipment is provided by Diamedica UK.

A sample programme from previous courses can be found in the downloads section.

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