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Posted in: ATOTW > Regional Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

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.

Posted in: ATOTW > Paediatric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

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.

Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine 2019 Language: english

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.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article explores the future of surgical capacity indicators.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article outlines The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)'s vision statement, mission and focus.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

In this narrative review, the authors discuss two commonly used long-term venous access devices: implantable ports and tunnelled catheters.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article explores in detail the The Vital Anaesthesia Simulation Training (VAST) course, which was developed for anaesthesia providers and is a collaborative project between partners in Rwanda and Canada.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article provides an overview and commentary of the WFSA SAFE-T Summit in 2018.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article explores the management of malignant hyperthermia, a rare inherited disorder that develops following exposure to volatile anaesthetic agents and depolarising muscle relaxants.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

What is needed next for global surgery, obstetrics and anaesthesia is not a simple linear process; rather, it is a cycle of three co-dependent elements: data, NSOAPs and funding.

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