ODP Placement: Year 2

During year two of your course you will complete a further three practice modules, which will consist of a 13 week anaesthetics placement, a 16 week surgical placement and a 14 week PACU placement.

Mandatory placements this year will include paediatric, shared airway, obstetric and emergency anaesthesia, obstetric and laparoscopic surgery, and paediatric and critical care PACU, again with other specialities dependent on your hospital. This year aims to build on the skills achieved in your first year of study, achieving a ‘competent’ level of practice by the end of the year. As well as continuing to practice all the skills gained in your first year you will also gain experience in:

  • Beginning to take a leadership role
  • Assistance with application of advanced monitoring
  • Checking and preparation of basic and advanced anaesthetic equipment for intermediate and major procedures
  • Advanced airway management
  • Scrubbing for and circulating for intermediate and major procedures
  • Developing autonomy in preparation of theatre
  • Caring for patients with more complex physiological, psychological and sociological needs
  • Participating in the care of patients who may be critically unwell
  • Participating in the care of paediatric patients