Anaesthetics Trauma Fellow
Applications close 31 May 2019.
There are two Trauma Fellowships that offer experience in most fields of anaesthesia with a strong emphasis on care of the trauma patient.
Our Trauma Fellowships offer experience in most fields of anaesthesia with a strong emphasis on trauma.
The Trauma Fellow will develop advanced skills relevant to the care of the trauma patient, particularly trauma resuscitation and anaesthesia.
Skills will include:
- Trauma patient evaluation
- Airway management skills
- Resuscitation skills
- Interpretation of diagnostic imaging (including FAST, Echocardiography, CXR, cervical spine X-rays and CT scans)
- Provision of general and regional anaesthesia for a range of elective and emergency trauma cases, including neurotrauma, thoracic trauma, abdominal trauma, orthopedic trauma, facial trauma and burns
- Provision of post-operative analgesia
- Haemodynamic and respiratory monitoring
- Simple surgical procedures (e.g. cricothyroidotomy, intercostal tube thoracostomy)
- Management of massive transfusions, and knowledge of transfusion medicine
- Basic research skills.
The program is a 12 month appointment and would involve exposure to:
- Trauma Anaesthesia – for both in and out of hours, elective and emergency cases
- Facio-maxillary, Burns and Cardiothoracic lists as well as general anaesthesia duties
- Trauma Unit ward rounds, participation in Trauma MDT meetings and attachments to the receiving Trauma Unit
- Arrangements will be sought with other units to facilitate training in procedures such as FAST, cricothyroidotomy, TTE/TOE and radiology interpretation
- Arrangements will be sought with the Metropolitan Ambulance Service and other external services to gain exposure to the pre-hospital environment and to aeromedical retrieval (both primary and secondary). A relationship with the Department of Human Services will facilitate training in relation to Mass Casualty Trauma Care.
Research and Audit
The Trauma Fellow would be expected to participate in a research, audit or educational project related to trauma anaesthesia or trauma patient care. This topic would be flexible depending on the Fellow’s interest and the research/audit priorities of the department. The topic will be decided upon in conjunction with the Trauma Fellowship supervisor.