ACCS REGIONAL TRAINING DAYS

Please find below the ACCS Regional Training Programme 2022/2023. Please ensure you liaise with your individual departments to arrange study leave on these days.

 

The School provides monthly regional training days for ACCS trainees in order to ensure the curriculum is fully covered. It is therefore imperative that local departments prioritise releasing of trainees to attend these days. The only exception is where the trainee is on nights. All other shifts including twilight and late shifts should be covered by other staff. Trainees should not be expected to return after attending a training day to complete the remainder of a shift whilst in the Emergency Medicine rotation. The new contract also makes provision for trainees to attend a training day if it happens to fall on a scheduled day off and claim a day off in lieu elsewhere.

 

All ACCS CT1 trainees and DRE-EM trainees in their ACCS year 1 should attend the below regional training days.  

 

All ACCS CT2 trainees and DRE-EM trainees in their ITU and Anaesthetics placement will be sent a novice regional training programme for anaesthesia while in their anaesthesia placement via email. During the ICM placement, they should attend the ACCS ICM regional training day, and you can also attend the ICM regional training programme. The combined regional training days for CT2 year can be found below

ACCS CT1 Regional Introductory Day - 12th of August 2022
 

Getting Started

Introduction to the ACCS Program.

Host: The Training Program Team 

Contacts:  M. Hemavathi, Kamal Patel, Serena Goon, Nina Walton

 
 
ACCS CT1 Regional training day : 2 Sept 2022
Assessment of Cardiology and Respiratory common presentations including chest pain, breathlessness, Palpitations, hemoptysis, Transient loss of consciousness with a focus on: History taking, Differential diagnosis, Investigative decisions, Guidelines, Communication with other teams, Discharge planning, Safety netting.

Example conditions include: ACS, MI, Arrhythmias, Cardiac failure, Cardiac tamponade, Congenital heart disease, Diseases of the arteries, including aortic dissection, Diseases of myocardium, Hypertensive emergencies, Pacemaker function, failure Pericardial disease, Sudden cardiac death, Valvular heart disease,  Asthma, COPD, Foreign body inhalation, Pertussis, Pleural effusion, Pneumonia, Pneumothorax, Pulmonary Aspiration, PE

Host: Split site: Lister Hospital, Stevenage & Norfolk and Norwich

Contacts: Liz Turner & Franciose Sheppard

 
ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 7 Oct 2022

 

Major Trauma: Imaging decisions/pitfalls/guidelines (NICE guidelines, etc)  The Trauma Team, A to E assessment, head and spinal injuries, pelvic injuries, compartment syndrome, Burns (thermal, chemical, Electrical), 
 
Host: Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford 
Contact : Brian Kennedy
 
 
 
 
ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 4 Nov 2022

Management of Common Minor Injuries with a focus on upper limb (fractures and soft tissue injuries) and lower limb. 

e.g. scaphoid fracture, colles fracture, Hand examination, NOF, ), Infection - paronychia, pulp space, flexor sheath, nail bed, amputations, Imaging decisions/pitfalls/guidelines 

Host: Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

Contacts: Suneil Ramnani

ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 2 Dec 2022
 

Assessment of gastro (medical & surgical) common presentations including Abdominal and loin pain, Abdominal swelling or mass, Ascites, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Haematemesis and melaena, Jaundice, Anal pain and rectal bleeding, Nausea and vomiting, Dysphagia with a focus on: History taking, Differential diagnosis, Investigative decisions, Guidelines, Communication with other teams, Discharge planning, Safety netting. Example conditions include: Alcohol related liver disease including withdrawal, Decompensated cirrhosis, Functional bowel disorders, Gastrointestinal infections, Hepatitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Peptic ulcer disease,  Ano-rectal abscesses, Appendicitis, Biliary colic, Bowel obstruction, Breast abscess, Cholangitis, Cholecystitis, Diverticular disease, Haemorrhoid disease, Hernias, Ischaemic Bowel, Lower gastrointestinal and rectal bleeding, Pancreatitis, Viscus perforation, Volvulus.

Host: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn
 
Contact: Jolene Rosario
ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 6 Jan 2023
Assessment of Neurology common presentations including acute confusion Headache Seizures/status epilepticus Speech disturbance, Hemiparesis/hemiplegia Gait abnormality, Visual disturbance, Weakness/paralysis, Dizziness and vertigo with a focus on: History taking, Differential diagnosis, Investigative decisions, Guidelines, Communication with other teams, Discharge planning, Safety netting. Example conditions include: Botulism, Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, Functional illness, Guillian-Barre, Meningitis and encephalitis, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, Peripheral neuropathy (acute), Subarachnoid haemorrhage, Stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), Tetanus, Tumours involving the brain and spinal cord, Ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) Shunts

Host: Southend Hospital, Southend

Contact: Ajantha Kurukulasuriya

ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 3 Feb 2023

Mental health & Toxicology

 

 

Example conditions include  overdose of prescription and non-prescription medications including legal and non-legal drugs, Poisoning – carbon monoxide, cyanide, organo-phosphate, Toxidromes, Use of antidotes,  Aggressive or disturbed behaviour, Anxiety/panic, Physical symptoms unexplained by organic disease, Self-harm, Refusal of treatment,  Managing the agitated or violent patient including the legal framework, Safeguarding vulnerable patients

Host: Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Contacts: Yasmin Sultan and Sarah Hazleman

 

 

ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 3 March 2023

Assessment of Nephrology and endocrinology common presentations including electrolyte disorders, Oliguria, Addisonian crisis, Hyperglycaemia & Hypoglycaemia with a focus on: History taking, Differential diagnosis, Investigative decisions, Guidelines, Communication with other teams, Discharge planning, Safety netting.

Example conditions include: ABG interpretation, Acute kidney injury, Drugs and the kidney, Electrolyte disorders, Fluid balance disorders, Renal replacement therapy, adrenal disorders, Diabetic ketoacidosis, Diabetes mellitus and complications, including diabetic foot, Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state, Pituitary disorders, Thyroid emergencies

Host: Peterborough City Hospital

Contact: Athar Yasin

ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 28 April 2023

he role of clinical evidence in practice, The principles of critical appraisal, Data protection and sharing information

Host: Ipswich Hospital

Contact: Alex Newman

ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 5 May 2023
The principles of audit, Introduction to the quality improvement project, Managing complaints, Serious incidents. Writing a police statement          

Host: Watford

Contact: Raj Vasiraju

ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 2 June 2023

ACCS year 1 and 2 meet together to present QIPs

Host: Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Contact: QIP TPD

ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 7 July 2023

ACCS and ST3 Trainees meet together to share learning and celebrate the end of the year.

Host: Bedford Hospital

Contacts: Devasena Subramanyam and Richard Austin

ACCS CT2 introductory day: 5th of August 2022

Introduction to Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine.

September 2022

Attend ICM teaching for trainees in ICM and NOVICE Anaesthetics teaching for trainees in Anaesthetics

October 2022

Attend ICM teaching for trainees in ICM and NOVICE Anaesthetics teaching for trainees in Anaesthetics

ACCS CT2 Regional training day: 4 Nov 2022

Assessment of common presentations: Diplopia, Eye trauma including foreign bodies, Painful eye, Red eye, Sudden visual loss with a focus on: History taking, Differential diagnosis, Investigative decisions, Guidelines, Communication with other teams, Discharge planning, Safety netting.

 

Example conditions include Acute glaucoma, Cranial nerve palsy, orbital and per-orbital cellulitis, Inflammatory eye disease, Temporal arteritis, Anti-coagulant reversal, Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), Haemophilia, Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), Leukaemia, Lymphoma, Marrow failure, Sickle cell disease/crisis, Transfusion reactions

ACCS CT1 Regional training day: 2 Dec 2022

Comprehensive geriatric assessment, Acute confusion, Ceiling of care, Dementia – cognitive impairment, Fragility fractures, Mobility, Osteoporosis, Pharmacology considerations in the older patient, palliation

ACCS CT2 Regional training day: 6 Jan 2023

EMleaders leading self and leading team modules focussing on: Managing workload, Clinical decision-making under pressure, Difficult interactions in the workplace, functioning as good team member, followership

February 2023

Attend ICM teaching for trainees in ICM and NOVICE Anaesthetics teaching for trainees in Anaesthetics

March 2023

Attend ICM teaching for trainees in ICM and NOVICE Anaesthetics teaching for trainees in Anaesthetics

April 2023

Attend ICM teaching for trainees in ICM and NOVICE Anaesthetics teaching for trainees in Anaesthetics 

ACCS CT2 Regional training day: 5 May 2023

Assessment of common presentations including ENT foreign bodies, ENT injuries, Epistaxis, Hearing loss, Painful ear, Sore throat, Vertigo with a focus on: History taking, Differential diagnosis, Investigative decisions, Guidelines, Communication with other teams, Discharge planning, Safety netting.

 

Example conditions include Epiglottitis, Glandular Fever, Lower motor neurone (LMN) facial nerve palsy, Meniere’s disease, Nasal fractures, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Tracheostomy emergencies, Quinsy, Salivary gland disease, Vestibular neuritis, Dental abscess, Facial wounds, Post extraction complications,  Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation

ACCS CT2 Regional training day: 2 June 2023

ACCS year 1 and 2 meet together to present QIPs

ACCS CT2 Regional training day: 7 July 2023

ACCS and ST3 Trainees meet together to share learning and celebrate the end of the year.

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