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Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week

Failed tracheal intubation is more common in the obstetric population despite widespread adoption of failed intubation drills and equipment advances. This tutorial provides a practical approach to safe obstetric airway management and the actions to take when problems arise including measures to maintain oxygenation and appropriate decision making.

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Obstetric Airway Management - ATOTW 393

There are numerous clinical indications and benefits of using propofol-based total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) in children. While many aspects of TIVA can be translated from adults to children, there are some important considerations and limitations that anaesthetists should be aware of. This tutorial will discuss a practical approach to providing propofol-based TIVA for children.

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A Practical Approach to Propofol- Based Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA) in Children - ATOTW 392

The tutorial covers anatomy and physiology of the pancreas and the pathophysiology and perioperative management of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumours. Risk stratification, management of preoperative anaemia and role of enhanced recovery programme for Whipple’s procedure are discussed.

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Perioperative Management and Anaesthetic Considerations for Pancreatic Resection Surgery - ATOTW 391

This tutorial discusses the importance of blood conservation techniques and the strategies to achieve this during the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative period of patient journey.

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Blood Conservation Techniques - ATOTW 390

Anaemia is a common, modifiable risk factor contributing to post-operative morbidity and mortality. A complex range of aetiologies can often co-exist in an individual patient, leading to confusing and conflicting results. This tutorial discusses screening, diagnosis, and management of pre-operative anaemia.

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Pre-optimisation of Haemoglobin - ATOTW 389

ATOTW tutorials are written for anaesthetic providers on a wide range of topics relevant to anaesthesia and critical care. To date, hundreds of authors from across the world have shared their knowledge by writing a tutorial on a topic that interests them. To learn more about becoming an author click the button below.

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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.

ATOTW is published on a bi-weekly basis and translated into five languages. All our tutorials are peer reviewed and based on most current literature. Readers can also test their knowledge through our online CME quizzes. Anyone is welcome to use our material and we hope you find ATOTW a useful resource in your clinical practice!

Maytinee Lilaonitkul
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University of California San Francisco

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