Acute Common Care Stem
There are four ACCS Anaesthesia posts in Mersey region.
An ACCS- Anaesthesia trainee spends 6 months in Acute Medicine, 6 months in Emergency Medicine, and then 1 year in anaesthesia – ICM, followed by a year in Anaesthesia at CT2 level. They are then eligible for an ST3 post in Anaesthesia
During the year in anaesthesia/ICM the trainee will be placed in an anaesthetic department either in a teaching hospital or DGH. They will spend 3 months becoming confident in anaesthesia and achieving basic competencies, following which they will be expected to participate in the anaesthetic first on call rota. They will also spend 3 months in critical care. During this time they will become proficient in:
CPR skills; airway management; initial assessment of competence in the management of the acutely ill patient; organ support and practical procedures; communication skills, clinical judgement, attitudes and behaviour.
You can access the ACCS National Training Website by going to: http://www.accsuk.org.uk/