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Individual Placement Description
Placement Anaesthetics Intensive Care Unit
Year F1
Region North
Hospital(s) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

This is a four month supernumerary placement within the Department of Anaesthesia at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Time will be spent with the Acute Pain Team where you will learn about pain management.

You will also be able to practise and perfect a large number of clinical skills which will be useful for any future career such as airway management, vascular access etc.

Typical Work Pattern

The placement is split with two months spent in ICU & two months anaesthetics.

Learning Opportunities

In ICU you will spend 2 months working as part of the ICU team caring for critically ill patients and learning skills associated with this.


In both roles there will be opportunity for audit as well as teaching experience.

Unique Selling Points

Neither of these two month attachments has any out of hours commitment and therefore there is no banding attached to the post.

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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