Instructors’ training course for ASPA Paediatric Perioperative Life Support Workshop and Paediatric Perioperative Life Support Workshop
7-8 January 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is the first time that a host country is conducting the workshops with the objective of bringing the PPLS to the anaesthetic community in the Malaysia The Malaysian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists newly formed, will be conducting PPLS amongst the trainees and anaesthesiologists looking after children 17 Malaysian Paediatric Anaesthetist participated in the above workshops with 2 overseas ASPA members; Ade and Agnes. All members of the future PPLS faculty are members of ASPA, with 5 recruited during the workshop.
The objective of the instructors’ course was to ensure that the new members of the Malaysian PPLS faculty provided consistency in content and standard in delivery. The faculty for the Instructors’ course included Felicia, Thavam, Lucy, Ade and Agnes. They were pioneers and regular faculty in PPLS The program included short talks on “getting the message across” and teaching small groups. There were hands-on sessions for interactive case based discussions and skill stations whereby break-up groups prepared materials and in turn taught the other groups. The feedback was very positive; sessions were very interactive and suggested more hands-on experiences will be good.
PPLS course was conducted so that all participants were familiar with the content and manner of delivery of PPLS. During the workshop Hamidah, Ruwaida and Yoga who attended the Penang PPLS preparation workshop also delivered talks. Immediate feedback was solicited after each session, on the content of the slides to ensure relevance and smooth flow of the slides. As the slides were to be pooled, it is important that faculty are comfortable with the slide content. Comments on the slides include the colour of the fonts, “busy slides” and unnecessary content. Colour has been rectified and some slides in were edited or eliminated Written feedback was also obtained on the format of the workshop and the content and delivery of each component of PPLS. Participants were in agreement with the content and effectiveness of the delivery by the instructors of the various components.
The Malaysian Society of paediatric anaesthesiologists must be congratulated for their pioneering spirit and the effort and time in taking on PPLS to the anaesthetic community.
Report prepared by
11 Jan 2018