Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week
The tutorial describes post-operative cognitive disorders and the implications on anaesthesia practice. An understanding of post-operative delirium and use of preventative strategies can improve morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable patient group.Take the Quiz
This tutorial is a practical guide to ultrasound guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block. Relevant anatomy and indications for the block are described in detail. It also contains useful advice on which local anaesthetic to use, relevant doses, potential complications and side effects.Take the Quiz
The Maternal Early Warning Score (MEWS) is a system designed to help early detection of sick mothers and potentially allows the opportunity to intervene and prevent deterioration. This tutorial discusses the application of MEWS and the evidence behind its use.Take the Quiz
Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in critically unwell patients who undergo invasive mechanical ventilation via an endotracheal tube or tracheostomy. Throughout this article we will discuss the incidence, scoring systems, pathophysiology, prevention, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.Take the Quiz
A review of the evidence and utility of ketamine. This includes discussion of its role as an anaesthetic and analgesic drug for use in the pre-hospital environment, emergency department, operating theatre and critical care unit.Take the Quiz
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Anaesthesia tutorial of the Week is an online open access educational resource. Our aim is to support anaesthesia training throughout the world, particularly in areas where access to journals and learning material is limited.
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