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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery: Anaesthetics Pre-Assessment
Year F1
Region East
Hospital(s) Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Perth Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Morning daily review of all patients before anaesthetist ward round. Present all patients on the ward round. Consultant surgeon ward rounds. Daily microbiology meeting to discuss all relevant patients. Day to day care of all patients on the unit. Ensuring timely and appropriate responses to abnormal physiology.

Typical Work Pattern

0800 - 1500 2 days a week, 0800 - 1900 2 days a week and then 0800 - 1700 every Friday. A few weeks on call covering acute surgical admissions ward and the assessment bay or nights covering surgical HDU and the surgical floor.

Learning Opportunities

Daily teaching ward rounds with a consultant anaesthetist.

Opportunities to learn practical procedures e.g. how to insert central and arterial lines.

  • FY1 teaching as per delivered education programme.
  • Daily teaching ward rounds.
Unique Selling Points

Work directly with surgical and anaesthetic consultants daily to review patients.

A very supportive and encouraging learning environment. Every ward round is used as a teaching opportunity. No question is too small.

Opportunities to learn how to insert central lines and arterial lines which I think is unique to this placement.

It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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