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The Procedural Access IN Training (PAINT-2) study is a multi-centre prospective observational study of procedures performed by learners and associated levels of supervision. It is a follow-up to the PAINT-1 study published in 2020 (Pearce, Sidhu, et al. BJA 2020; 124(3):e70-6).

The PAINT-2 study is
two-week observational study that requires no change to your daily practice with patients. It will involve collecting information from both supervisors and learners on procedures performed and levels of supervision, at the end of each list where a supervisor is paired with a learner.

Our ultimate goal is to evaluate access to procedures in training and, if required, make recommendations to improve teaching and learning.

The study is open to all departments of Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia

We anticipate that most study sites will conduct the two-week study period between March and July 2022. All local site investigators and/or trial coordinators will be list as study collaborators in the 'PAINT-2 Study Group'.

PAINT-2 Study Protocol
PAINT-2 Information Sheet and FAQ
PAINT-2 Departmental Information Sheet and Consent Form
PAINT-2 Checklist

If your department would like to participate in the study, please contact Dr Nav Sidhu

If your area is currently subject to a high level of Covid restrictions resulting in most elective lists being cancelled, we recommend that you delay participation until restrictions are reduced to a level that more closely resembles usual practice with regards to the number of elective lists. However, you may still prepare for participation in anticipation of reduced restriction levels in the near future.