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Anaesthesia skills and simulation training during the COVID-19 pandemic

R van Wyk, EW Turton

Abstract


Due to COVID-19 restrictions in the clinical practice areas and theatres of the Academic hospitals in Bloemfontein (South Africa), 4 th  and 5th-year medical students of the University of the Free State had limited access to routine clinical and emergency cases.  

As part of their Anaesthesia rotation, students needed access and exposure to these clinical and emergency cases to fulfil the minimum training requirements set out in their curriculum.  These included ultrasound techniques, administration and management of patients for general anaesthesia and administration of spinal anaesthesia, airway management and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).


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R van Wyk, Clinical Simulation and Skills Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

EW Turton, Clinical Simulation and Skills Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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African Journal of Health Professions Education 2021;13(3):195-196. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2021.v13i3.1505

Article History

Date submitted: 2021-10-07
Date published: 2021-10-07

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