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Managing Adverse Events for Anaesthetists

10 Dec 2021 14:00 - 17:00 Seminar Room 1, Chancellors' Building, RIE Free

An interactive workshop to support Anaesthetists to manage adverse events. Participants will work in a small peer group using role play and interactive sessions to address communication challenges when supporting families and staff when an adverse event happens and through the subsequent review process

Topics at the workshops for will include:

  • Difficult conversations
  • Significant Adverse event process
  • Importance of language and suggestions about helpful approaches
  • Being open about adverse events
  • Effective escalation and professional communication
  • Handling anger and emotional distress
  • Giving information and support to people who have been involved in an adverse event

Learning Outcomes

In this advanced clinical communication workshop participants will:

  • review their current practice in communicating with patients and their relatives,
  • identify personal learning objectives and develop strategies for addressing these within a supported peer learning group
  • critique and apply relevant literature/ theory on effective communication
  • evaluate and respond to patient/relative perspectives
  • identify ways of increasing communication effectiveness
  • exchange ideas and experiences with colleagues

Tutor team

Dr Belinda Hacking

EC4H Lead Tutor

Dr Belinda Hacking has worked with Dr. Boyd since 2003, teaching clinical communication to senior doctors and other professionals across Scotland. Belinda was also trained by the late Professor Maguire. Her clinical role is head of psychology service for learning disability, health, forensic, neuropsychology and older adults in NHS Lothian. Belinda has a special interest in shared decision-making in healthcare. British Psychological Society membership: 33194

Dr Edile Murdoch

EC4H Senior Tutor

Dr Edile Murdoch is a Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Director for Maternity Services in NHS Lothian. Edile joined the EC4H senior tutor team in 2016 and now supports delivery of Being Open and EC4H workshops in Lothian and EC4H’s partner boards