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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.

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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.

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Approach to the Paediatric Difficult Airway in a High- Versus Low-Resource Setting: A Comparison of Algorithms and Difficult-Airway Trolleys - ATOTW 399

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.

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Prehospital Emergency Anaesthesia: Considerations, Pitfalls, and Controversies - ATOTW 398

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.

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Introduction to Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring for Anaesthetists - ATOTW 397

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.

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Anaesthetic Management of Craniopharyngioma Resection - ATOTW 396

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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!

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University of California San Francisco


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