Simulation in Anaesthesia for Liver Transplantation (SALT) Workshop

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Pre-symposium Workshop

Simulation in Anaesthesia for Liver Transplantation (SALT) Workshop

An interactive half-day simulation-based course designed to cover pertinent essentials of Liver Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care

This simulation-based interactive workshop is designed for Anaesthesia and critical care specialists, trainees, nurses and assistants who are embarking on the exciting journey of liver transplantation. General principles apply when providing anaesthesia and critical care for liver transplant recipient patients although there are several unique considerations as a result of the underlying disease process and complications. Working in a liver transplant theatre and/or intensive care setting can also be potentially stressful and teamwork skills, such as leadership, communication and resource utilization skills can be very useful and important.

In line with the theme of this year’s symposium, one of the focus of the workshop will be the optimal management of the living liver donor. In addition, this year’s workshop will be exploring specific aspects of perioperative coagulation management for the liver transplant recipient through case discussions and hands-on simulation, incorporating interesting clinical experience from OT and ICU.

Date Friday, 19 October 2018
Time 13:00 – 17:30
Venue Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS)
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
14 Medical Drive
Block MD6, #03-01
Singapore 117599
Aims and Objectives
  • To increase familiarity with the conduct of anesthesia for the living donor and liver transplant recipient
  • To provide specific insights into perioperative coagulation management through case discussions and hands-on experience
  • To discuss potential complications which may arise during liver transplant anaesthesia and surgery
Features of Workshop
  • Mock-up of the liver transplant operating room including standard anaesthesia monitoring equipment such point-of-care testing for coagulation management
  • Hands-on experience with coagulation management of liver transplant recipients with simulated clinical scenarios using factor concentrates
Who should attend?
  • Senior Anaesthesia/Critical Care Residents and Clinical Fellows with an interest in liver transplant anaesthesia
  • Junior Consultant Anaesthetists and/or Intensivists
  • Anaesthetic nurses or assistants working in a liver transplant theatre or Intensive Care Unit
  • Dr Terry Pan, National University Hospital
  • Dr Rohit Agrawal, National University Hospital
  • Dr Christopher King, National University Hospital
  • Dr Lim Kai Inn, Singapore General Hospital


Time Session
13:00 – 13:30 Introduction and Walk-through
13:30 – 14:30 Optimal Management of the Living Liver Donor
14:30 – 15:30 Perioperative Management of the Liver Transplant Recipient
15:30 – 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 – 17:15 Coagulation Management of the liver transplant recipient in OT and ICU
17:15 – 17:30 Summary and Discussions