This one day course is unique and the first of its kind. The course introduces management strategies that allow practitioners to effectively reduce anxiety in children and achieve a positive outcome and experience for the child affected.Between 50% and 75% of children having surgery experience anxiety in the anaesthetic room.The course aims to reduce this figure by making practitioners aware of the problem, by making practitioners aware of the consequences of anxiety and by identifying practical techniques which will allow the effective detection, management, reduction and prevention of anxiety in children receiving medical care. The potency of the management strategies introduced on the course hinges on the careful selection of skills and techniques from multiple areas of therapy and practice, including hypnotherapy, psychology and psychiatry, amongst many others, with subsequent integration of the techniques within a structured, dynamic and patient centred approach. The skills and management strategies gained from the course dove-tail with, complement and enhance the skills the practitioner already possess.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the United Kingdom. Its principal responsibility is to ensure the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, pain medicine and intensive care.
The Association aims to ensure the highest professional standards in paediatric anaesthsia through education and research.
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