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Posted in: ATOTW > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

This tutorial covers the neuraxial analgesia/anaesthesia-related complications and their management in obstetric patients. Complications are divided into four main categories including neurological, cardiovascular, drug related and miscellaneous. This tutorial includes up-to-date recommendations related to neuraxial blocks.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics 2018 Language: english

Evidence is rapidly emerging that prehabilitation may improve patient preoperative fitness, leading to better postoperative outcomes. This tutorial provides an overview of the evidence supporting prehabilitation, as well as practical suggestions for those interested in initiating a prehabilitation programme.

Posted in: ATOTW > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2018 Language: english

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.

Posted in: ATOTW > Paediatric Anaesthesia 2018 Language: english

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.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics 2018 Language: english

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.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics 2018 Language: english

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.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics 2018 Language: english

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.

Posted in: ATOTW > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2018 Language: english

Accidental Awareness during General Anaesthesia (AAGA) has been demonstrated to be more common in obstetric practice than in any other area of anaesthesia. Factors contributing to this increased risk include maternal stress or anxiety, emergency surgery and the “intravenous-inhalational” interval. This tutorial describes some strategies for managing this increased risk.

Posted in: ATOTW > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2018 Language: english

The management of the pregnant woman with a history of addiction or substance abuse can be challenging. This tutorial focuses on the pathophysiological effects of drug addiction, providing safe perioperative care and achieving effective analgesia both during labour and post-caesarean section.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics 2018 Language: english

Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is used for minimally invasive procedure for head and neck surgery. Potentially difficult airway and stimulating nature of the procedure requires a specific anaesthetic technique. Opioid based multi-modal analgesia is required for possible severe post-operative pain. This tutorial presents anaesthesia management for TORS.

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