Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week
This tutorial reviews the anatomy of the brachial plexus and adjacent structures relevant to the interscalene block. It also discusses of the indications, contraindications, side effects and complications of the interscalene block and a step-by-step description of the ultrasound guided interscalene nerve block technique.Take the Quiz
Ultrasound-Guided Interscalene Block - ATOTW 400
This tutorial aims to describe the available national society guidelines on managing pediatric airways, and to compare the difficult airway trolleys of two different institutions from different resource settings.Take the Quiz
Pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia refers to induction of anaesthesia and securing the airway in the pre-hospital environment. It is high risk due to patient factors and the pre-hospital environment. Many factors should be addressed to minimise risks. This tutorial explores some of these factors and discusses recent changes in practice.Take the Quiz
There is evidence that intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring reduces neurological disability from surgery, but universal protocols & guidelines are lacking. The anaesthetist plays an important role in evaluating the impact of anesthesia & physiology on IOM signals and optimising these factors. Here we discuss the IOM modalities commonly used & the management of signal changes.Take the Quiz
This tutorial covers the unique perioperative management and anesthetic considerations of a pediatric patient undergoing a craniopharyngioma resection. It describes the different aspects approached by the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of a child with a craniopharyngioma. Possible intraoperative and postoperative complications, as well as neurophysiological factors are described.Take the Quiz
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