Buprenorphine/naloxone (i.e. Suboxone®, Zubsolv®, Bunavail®) is an increasingly popular evidence-based therapy for opioid use disorder. This tutorial describes its unique pharmacology, the challenges it poses to anesthetic management and the strategies for providing perioperative analgesia to patients on buprenorphine/naloxone.
In this tutorial, the classical anatomy of the brachial plexus will be described. Anatomical variations of the brachial plexus will be subsequently explored and the associated clinical implications for the anaesthetist discussed.
This tutorial provides a review of the common causes of acute airway obstruction in children. It also discusses how children may be assessed and managed in this emergency situation.
This tutorial will explore six common challenges that arise at induction of anaesthesia when looking after a paediatric patient. Anxiety, behavioural problems, the need for restraint, difficult IV access, the full stomach and co-morbidities add complexity and can make the art of maintaining a calm and smooth induction difficult.
Every year around 290,000 women die due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. 90% of these deaths are preventable. Can you imagine facing difficulties during birth in an environment where access to safe anaesthesia and surgery is limited? Happy Birth Days is an insight into everyday childbirth in Tanzania, and into the Safer Anaesthesia From Education (SAFE) obstetric anaesthesia course which brings Tanzanian anaesthesia providers together for training on how to address the major causes of maternal mortality and give the safest possible care. Happy Birth Days defines access to safe anaesthesia and surgery, not as a luxury, but as a basic human right - with the potential to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of mothers and babies around the world.
The second article of this labour epidural series features 4 cases requiring identification of the most appropriate neuraxial technique. It covers why epidurals fail and how these failures may be rectified.
Set in Papua New Guinea, the film explores the nature of pain management at hospitals on the island and the beginnings of the Essential Pain Management (EPM) course. Learn more: www.essentialpainmanagement.org/
The film explores the nature of pain management at hospitals in Argentina, the Essential Pain Management (EPM) course and the impact it will have on patients. Learn more: www.essentialpainmanagement.org/
The film explores the nature of pain management at hospitals in Argentina, the Essential Pain Management (EPM) course and the impact it will have on patients [in Spanish]. Learn more: www.essentialpainmanagement.org
Alu, a trainee anaesthetist in Papua New Guinea, talks about his interest in pursuing a career treating pain as an anesthetist and about the Essential Pain Management (EPM) course. Learn more: www.essentialpainmanagement.org/