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Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week

The tutorial aims to raise awareness of irrigation fluids that are commonly come across in operations. It covers the pharmacological properties of irrigation fluid, potential complications associated with its intraoperative use and measures to limit negative outcomes.

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Complications Associated With Intraoperative Use of Irrigation Fluid for Endoscopic Procedures - ATOTW 410

This tutorial provides a review of the ultrasound guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block including clinical indications and contraindications, sonoanatomy, and helpful tips on block performance.

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Ultrasound-Guided Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block - ATOTW 409

This tutorial reviews the anaesthetic considerations for urological robotic procedures, covering the pre, intra and post operative stages.

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Anaesthesia for Robot-Assisted Urological Surgery - ATOTW 408

Tramadol and tapentadol are two related molecules that are being used to treat acute pain. In this tutorial we discuss the basic pharmacology, safety and efficacy of both medications. As well, indications for use, safety recommendations and abuse potential are discussed.

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Tramadol and Tapentadol: Clinical and Pharmacologic Review - ATOTW 407

This tutorial reviews the clinical uses of tranexamic acid, its mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics, contraindications and side effects.

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Tranexamic Acid - ATOTW 406

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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All ATOTW online, self-directed learning modules published since July 2017 offer opportunities for CME/CPD activity through the completion of a short online quiz. To learn more about how you can claim CME/CPD please click the button below.


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Message from the Editor-in-Chief

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
Assistant Professor
University of California San Francisco

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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.