Author(s): Mercer S.J.; Jones C.L.; Round J.; Parkhouse D.
Source: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps; Aug 2017; vol. 163 (no. 4); p. 226-232
Publication Date: Aug 2017
Publication Type(s): Editorial
Abstract:The Defence Medical Services are now in an established period of contingency operations. In 2008, the Royal College of Anaesthetists approved a Military Anaesthesia Higher Training Module which could be easily achieved by deploying to the field hospital in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, for two months under the supervision of a consultant anaesthetist. This opportunity no longer exists but the need to assure quality training and to demonstrate military skill sets is still essential. This article discusses the revised Military Higher Module and how it will be implemented in the future either during deployment or during times of peace.Copyright Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.