PS50 2017: Return to practice after time off

 

List:

·         Requirements

·         Re-entry programme

 

Premise:

·         Anaesthesia is a cognitively demanding profession

·         Many take time off (illness, family, work overseas, work in another area)

·         Can't afford to be rusty

 

Requirements:

If prolonged

·      Re-entry programme

   Indication

·      >1 year absence

   Duration

·      Default 1 month per year of absence

·      Subject to learning needs analysis

   Location

·      Ideally a prospective work location

   Content

·      Individualized to the intended scope of practice

If illness

·      Written confirmation of fitness to practice

 

Re-entry programme:

Stage 1:

Preparation

·      Courses: ALS + CICO +/- EMAC

·      CPD plan: according to learning needs analysis

Stage 2:

Close Supervision

·      Duration: depends upon

o   Duration of absence

o   Learning needs analysis

·      Assessment: structured peer review of practice

Stage 3:

Distant supervision

·      Log book

·      Case discussions

·      Assessment options:

o   Structured peer review of practice

o   MSF

o   Audit of outcomes

Stage 4:

Verdict

·      Written report to ANZCA

·      Endorsement by ANZCA

 

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