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WOSSA

West of Scotland School of Anaesthesia


Subspecialties

Cardiothoracic

GJNH

Cardiothoracic anaesthesia and critical care

A three month essential unit of training during intermediate level and a further two month essential unit of training during higher level training.

Coordinator:
Dr David Reid
Consultant anaesthetist / Cardiothoracic College Tutor
Golden Jubilee National Hospital
Agamemnon Street
Clydebank
G81 4DY
0141 951 5602
(in conjunction with the College Tutor at the base hospital)
Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Training in cardiothoracic is carried out at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank.

The Cardiothoracic anaesthetic department has 20 Consultants. The cardiac work is a mixture of coronary artery grafting, valve surgery, valve+graft surgery, adult congenital cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation and surgery for mechanical support (VAD and ECMO).

Due to the increasing number of children surviving to adulthood with complex congenital heart disease, we also are involved with the management of some obstetric cases as well as patients for non-cardiac surgery. There are 2 Intensive Care units with 22 beds and 2 High Dependency Units with 16 beds.

Cardiothoracic anaesthesia Advanced Training post

This post forms part of the West of Scotland Training Programme in Anaesthesia, has training approval from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and will conform to the formal training guidelines laid out in the Royal College documents. The post will be based at the GJNH, Glasgow. During the 12 month period, the Fellow will gain experience and confidence in the perioperative management of cardiothoracic surgical patients. There will be considerable exposure to transoeseophageal and transthoracic echocardiography and it is generally expected that the Fellow will gain accreditation and certification in echocardiography.

Hospital: GJNH
Duration of post: 12 months
Selection process: competitive entry
Work involved: day time work and on call
Further details: Dr Isma Quasim, College Tutor