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Posted in: ATOTW > Pain & General Topics 2017 Language: english

Intrathecal opioids provide effective analgesia for a variety of surgical procedures. This tutorial provides an overview of the clinical indications, complications and recommendations on their safe and effective use.

Posted in: ATOTW > Regional Anaesthesia 2017 Language: english

PECS blocks are regional fascial blocks that block the pectoral and intercostal nerves and provides analgesia for breast surgery and other procedures involving the thoracic wall. This tutorial covers the anatomy, technique and tips for performing PECS blocks.

Posted in: ATOTW > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2017 Language: english

Management of pregnant women with haemoglobinopathies and thrombophilia disorders can be challenging. This tutorial provides an overview of clinical presentation and key elements of anaesthetic management of these patients.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics & Intensive Care Medicine 2016 Language: english

An update on learning from recent anaesthesia-related patient safety incidents reported in the UK. This tutorial covers three areas featured in these reports: complications of vascular access, local anaesthetic systemic toxicity, and anaphylaxis.

Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine & General Topics 2016 Language: english

Accurate risk prediction allows identification of high risk patients and improves decision making including allocation of critical care resources. This article below describes both surgery and patient specific risk stratification tools and their applicability and limitations.

The applications of remifentanil for anaesthesia and intensive care medicine are rapidly expanding. In this tutorial we discuss these applications and the properties of remifentanil that make it so versatile. Considerations for the safe use of remifentanil are also covered as well as the Minto model for target controlled infusions.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics 2016 Language: english

Air embolism is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In this tutorial, we discuss the role of an anaesthetist in the prevention, monitoring and management of air embolism during the perioperative period.

Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine 2016 Language: english

Heat stroke is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Rapid cooling and resuscitative treatments are the mainstays of treatment. This tutorial discusses the diagnosis, risk factors and the different cooling methods that are used in the management of heat stroke.

Posted in: ATOTW > Paediatric Anaesthesia & General Topics 2016 Language: english

Typhoid intestinal perforation is a surgical emergency. The child presents acutely ill with fluid and electrolyte derangement and a full stomach. This tutorial covers the assessment, pre-anaesthetic optimization, intraoperative management and post-operative care of a child with typhoid intestinal perforation.

The aim of this manual is to provide the anesthesiologist easy and fast access to the most frequent regional blocks in pediatric anaesthesia.

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