Joint online seminar with the Association of Anaesthetists
We are excited to announce the next in our series of joint webinars with the Association of Anaesthetists. Entitled Regional Anaesthesia: Back to the Basics, and organised by Dr Maria Paz Sebastian and Dr Sim West, it will offer something for everyone, from beginners to enthusiasts in regional anaesthesia, it brings national and international experts together on important topics to help you succeed in your blocks, improve your skills & widen your knowledge in regional anaesthesia.
It will be held online on the morning of the 20th February.
Speakers this year include: Dr Bridget Pulos from the Mayo Clinic and Dr Laura Giron-Arango from Toronto Western.
Further details, and booking are found on the AoA website
Website back up
Joining RA-UK 2022
Now we are at the tail end of 2022, any members joining RA-UK will have their memberships started in 2023. We will endeavour to send out handbooks to new members anyway, but please be patient as we are swapping over membership management, so handbooks are in transit. Thanks for your patience.
New webinars available for members
We have two new webinars available exclusively for members.
Firstly, from last year, "Confronting the Dark Side of regional anaesthesia", featuring talks about nerve injury, managing failed blocks and coagulation, as well as on how to monitor follow up, teaching during the pandemic and how to measure quality.
And secondly, from this year, "Innovation in regional anaesthesia", featuring talks on new devices, new drugs, new blocks, new horizons and a cautionary tale to end it.
You can access both these videos by logging into the website, and they will appear in the webinar menu, along with other previous member only webinars. We hope you enjoy them.
Buddy scheme launched
We are pleased to announce the launch of our RA-UK buddy system.
This is designed to link up trainees and people new to RA with an experienced consultant or SAS who can help out with queries, support training, and generally try to help that person progress towards expertise.
Full details of the scheme can be found here, and the link will be permamently in the resources menu.
RA-UK Curriculum resource document
We are pleased to announce our comprehensive resource document for the 2021 RCoA curriculum. This resource gathers together a rich set of links and useful information for Stages 1-3 of the new curriculum.
We will endeavour to keep this up to date as new resources become available.
Please visit the link in the education sidebar, or click here to download it.
Prep Stop Block
Prep Stop Block is here!
This new initiative from the RCoA and the SALG, along with RA-UK is designed to address ongoing issues with the Stop Before You Block Process.
A comprehensive resource is being built, including posters, videos, SOPs etc. You will find all of this on our website as it becomes available.
Click on the poster, or the permanent link in the sidebar.