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Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week

Welcome to Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW), an online educational resource run by the WFSA. Our aim is to support anaesthesia training throughout the world, particularly in areas where the access to journals and learning materials is limited.

Anyone is welcome to use our materials. If you wish to be notified by e-mail when a new tutorial is available, please complete the sign up form below.

Latest Tutorial

Perioperative Myocardial Ischaemia in Non-cardiac Surgery - ATOTW 375

This article highlights factors that make patients at high risk of perioperative myocardial ischaemia. It also discusses evidence for anaesthetic technique for this high-risk group and the management of intra-operative myocardial ischaemia.

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Patient Safety Update: Infusion safety, preoperative assessment, bone cement implantation syndromeATOTW 374
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ATOTW Editorial Board


Maytinee Lilaonitkul

Associate Editor

Gregory Klar (Canada)


Luke Baitch (Aus)
Matt Doane (Aus)
Clara Ching Mei Poon (HK)
Nicola Whittle (NZ)

Intensive Care

Will English (UK)
Niraj Niranjan (UK)
Harry Singh (UK)

Paediatric anaesthesia

Kate Wilson (UK)
Anthony Bradley (UK)

Obstetric anaesthesia

James Brown (Canada)
Gill Abir (USA)


Muralidha Joshi (India)
Amanda Baric (Aus)

Regional anaesthesia

Kim Russon (UK)
Gill Foxall (UK)

Basic Science

Emma Giles (Aus)
Alex Konstantatos (Aus)

Patient Safety

Isabeau Walker (UK)

ATOTW Translators

Many thanks to our team of translators who create ATOTW content in Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

The current lead translators are:


Lize Xiong (China)


Pierre Fiset (Canada)


Rogean Nunes (Brazil)


Juan Carlos Duarte (CLASA)

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This allows you to Share (copy and redistribute) the material in any medium or format. However, you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license.

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It is the goal of WFSA ATOTW to support learning in anaesthesia across the globe.  We encourage you to  link to our tutorials and share or distribute them via any means providing you respect the terms above.