Allied Health Professional Education

The SCTS Education subcommittee is seeking to develop an Allied Health Professional (AHP) Education portfolio to underpin knowledge and excellence in practice.

Overview of courses offered

Allied Health Professional  Stream

Courses 2015-2017

  • Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP) master courses aimed at qualified SCPs. X3 course
  • The Revision Course for trainees - Annually
  • The SCTS Advanced Cardiothoracic two day interactive course - Annually
    *One day version SCTS ACTC at the SCTS annual meeting University day
  • How to set up an AHP service - one day course
  • The Core Principles in Cardiothoracic course -5 day course to run in 7 centres over 18/12

2016-2017 COURSE DETAILS

Cardiothoracic Forum @ the SCTS Annual Meeting - Birmingham March 2016

The CT Forum is a 2 day Nursing & Allied Health Professional stream at the SCTS Annual Meeting, following on from the SCTS Ionescu University. This consists of plenary talks from leading Nurses and Allied Health Professionals from the UK, Europe and America, as well as papers presented from a wide group of participants ranging from advanced nurse practitioners and SCP's to theatre nurses and critical care practitioners. 

The 2016 annual meeting is planned to be held at the International Conference Centre, Birmingham. This will once again give all Cardiothoracic Forum participants the opportunity to network with nurses and allied health practitioners from all aspects of cardiothoracic care, including those working in theatres and on cardiothoracic intensive care and high dependency units. This years' forum will focus on revalidation and assessed practice, we have invited a number of guests from the RCN to speak on different aspects in preparation for the start of revalidation in April 2016. We will once again be offering discounts on registration with one free registration for every three booked.

Nurses & Allied Health Professionals: Advanced Practice

1. The SCTS Advanced Cardiothoracic two day interactive course which is aimed at nurses, SCP’s, physiotherapy, junior doctors and allied health professionals. This runs in the autumn with a one day version at the SCTS annual meeting University day

Dates:

Sunday March 13th 2016. The University day of the Annual meeting
Venue:
SCTS Annual meeting
The University day - Sunday
March 13, ICC, Broad Street, Birmingham

Cost: early bird fee for non-medically qualified £30 (£60 for non-members)

Oct/Nov 2016
Venue:
Education Centre Solihull Hospital
Education Centre
Lode Lane
Solihull
B91 2JL

Cost: £30 for one day £50 for two days

course content

ADVANCED CARDIOTHORACICTHORACIC SURGERY PRACTICAL COURSE  - 2 days

Thoracic day

  • Lectures CXR/ Scans/Lung Cancer/Surgical management of Lung Cancer/Team strategies to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications – including physiotherap/      VATS, including VATS lobectomy
  • Workshop – Thoracotomy/Chest drain insertion/Minitracheostomy insertion/.Bronchial surgical techniques /VATS simulator x2 /Lobectomy/wedge /Airleak repair- Staples/ glues

Cardiac Day

  • Lectures - CHD Medication/Antibiotic therapy in the management of post operative complications/Antibiotic Management of Endocarditis/Carotid Ultrasound – decision making for cardiac surgery
  • Wetlabs A&P of the Heart/Valve Replacement/repair/Aortic Dissection /Septal Defect /Arterial & Central venous line insertion/Atrial Ablation/IABP

Skill Stations - Lung Function Testing/CXR Interpretation/Heart Sounds /Angiogram Interpretation/ECHO Interpretation /CT Scan Interpretation /Case Studies

Details can be obtained from [email protected]


2. A one day course on How to set up an Allied Health Professional service. This course runs annually in the autumn but can be delivered in specific units if requested

Cost: £30

course content

How to set up an AHP service 1 day

  • Course programme - sessions will cover
  • What can Nurse Practitioners bring to our service?
  • Business plan for service development and impact
  • Framework for service development
  • Educational level for practitioners - formal education, the skill set and competencies
  • Trust & National Governance
  • Role definition throughout the pathway
  • Skill set generic and specialist
  • Decision making & autonomous practice
  • MDT working
  • Ongoing evaluation of the service 

Details can be obtained from [email protected]

Nurses

The Core Principles in Cardiothoracic course. This course is aimed at band 5/6 nurses but all are welcome. It will be run regionally to make it easier for delegates to attend.

Courses 2016 – 2017

  • Midlands – 25-28th February 2016 (TBC)
  • North West: 14th – 17th April 2016  
  • Scotland – June 2016
  • London: September& December  2016
  • North East Feb 2017
  • South West June 2017
  • North Midlands April 2017

 Cost: Entire course £10

 

 7 regions

course content

The Core Principles in Cardiothoracic course - 3.5 days - 7 regions

Day 1

  • Anatomy/physiology of the thorax
  • Risk factor identification and modification
  • Pleural conditions and drain insertion and management
  • Surgical work shops chest drains
  • Lung cancer
  • Haemoptysis and stridor nursing management
  • Asthma, COPD and emphysema
  • Pre operative investigations
  • post operative complications and management

Day 2

  • Oncological palliative care
  • surgical workstations chest physiotherapy, intercostal blocks, epidural top ups, setting up for minitracheostomy
  • Step down units role and nursing

Day 3

  • Anatomy/physiology of the heart
  • Risk factor identification and modification
  • Coronary artery disease and management including PCI and surgical revascularisation/Aortic and mitral valve disease and management/type A and B aortic dissection /endocarditis/AF ablation
  • Pre operative investigation
  • Surgical workshops ECG/PFT’s/bleeding/surgical procedures
  • Complications -Pulmonary oedema/renal impairment

Day 4

  • Principles of Post operative Care
  • Medications
  • Work station CXR/ECG/pacing/Wounds,Vac/drains/CVP
  • sternal and leg wound complications and management including long term antibiotics

Midlands

Date:

25th – 28th Feb 2016 – To be confirmed

Venue:

Education Centre Solihull Hospital
Education Centre
Lode Lane
Solihull
B91 2JL

Open to delegates from:

Glenfield Hospital
New Cross Hospital Northern General Hospital
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
University Hospital of North Staffordshire
University Hospital Coventry

 

North West:

Date:

14th-17th April 2016

Venue:

Simulations & Human Factors Centre
1st floor Education & Research
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road
Manchester
M23 9LT

Open to delegates from:

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
University Hospital of South Manchester
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Victoria Hospital Blackpool

 

Scotland

Date:

June 2016

Venue:

Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre
Beardmore Street
Clydebank
Glasgow
G81 4SA

Open to delegates from:

Golden Jubilee
Edinburgh
Aberdeen

 

London & surrounding hospitals:

Dates

September & December 2016

Venue: to be confirmed

Open to delegates from:

Barts and The London
Basildon Hospital
St George's Hospital
Hammersmith Hospital
Harefield Hospital
King's College Hospital
Royal Brompton Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital
University College Hospital
John Radcliffe Hospital
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Southampton General Hospital
Papworth Hospital

 

North East

Date:

February 2017

Venue: to be confirmed

Open to delegates from:

Freeman Hospital
James Cook University Hospital
Leeds General Infirmary

 

North Midlands

Date:

April 2017

Venue: To be confirmed

Open to delegates from:

Castle Hill Hospital, Hull
Nottingham City Hospital
Northern General, Sheffield

 

 South West

Date:

June 2017

Venue: to be confirmed

Open to delegates from:

Morriston Hospital
University Hospital of Wales
Derriford Hospital
Bristol Royal Infirmary

CALS course

The external course CALS is also recognised as excellent educational opportunities.

Dates in 2016:

20th & 21st April  2016

8th & 9th November 2016

Venue:

Simulations & Human Factors Centre
1st floor Education & Research
University Hospital of South Manchester  NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road
Manchester
M23 9LT

Details at http://www.csu-als.com