Simulation in Anaesthesia/Critical Care for Liver Transplantation (SALT) Workshop

Pre-symposium Workshop

Simulation in Anaesthesia/Critical Care 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.

As part of a continuous effort to introduce new elements into the workshop, this year’s workshop will provide hands-on experience with Trans-oesophageal Echo simulator as part of intra-operative haemodynamic monitoring. Various aspects of perioperative coagulation management for the liver transplant recipient will also be discussed through case discussions and hands-on simulation, incorporating interesting clinical experience from OT and ICU.

Date Friday, 22 November 2019
Time 13:00 – 17:30
Venue Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Level 3, Block MD6, #03-01, 14 Medical Drive, Singapore 117599
Aims and Objectives
  • To increase familiarity with the conduct of anesthesia for the liver transplant recipient
  • To understand the use of TEE for intraoperative haemo-dynamic monitoring during Liver Transplantation *New*
  • 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


Time Session
13:00 – 13:30 Introduction and Walk-through
13:30 – 14:30 Perioperative Management of the Liver Transplant Recipient
14:30 – 15:30 Intraoperative Haemodynamic Monitoring – what are the options? 
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
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