MEPA is a national course for Specialty Trainees in Anaesthesia, teaching management strategies for paediatric anaesthetic emergencies. MEPA is recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists.
A one-day, small group simulation course, offering both practical and theoretical training using simulation. Provision is made for detailed scenario feedback and discussion in a supportive and constructive manner.
This regional course is held throughout the year, at the Newcastle Hospitals Trust Simulation Centre based at the Freeman Hospital.
The RVI is a large tertiary teaching hospital situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is a tertiary referral centre for a number of specialties, including obstetrics and neonatal care, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery and upper GI surgery . It is also home to a paediatric hospital (The Great North Children’s Hospital.) The RVI is also a major trauma centre with a busy accident and emergency department. There are 2 intensive care units, including neurosurgical intensive care. Other specialties include colorectal, breast, endocrine, gynaecology, plastic and major burns surgery, orthopaedic and spinal surgery, paediatric ENT, maxillofacial, dental and ophthalmic surgery.
Other anaesthetic opportunities apart from the ones listed above are preassessment , including Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing, regional anaesthesia, simulation and teaching, including medical student teaching