Training in anaesthesia and other specialities

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6946.56b (Published 02 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:56
  1. R J Burden,
  2. J Handel
  1. Shackleton Department of Anaesthetics, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO9 4XY.

    EDITOR, - One of the main sources of anxiety among doctors in training is being faced with a patient presenting with an emergency for which the trainee feels insufficiently trained. We believe that the principles that are used to train anaesthetists would be advantageous to trainees in other specialties in which emergencies are a feature.

    In paediatrics and general medicine in which we trained to registrar level, we gleaned the principles of managing patients as an …

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