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

Ischaemic stroke is a life threatening and disabling condition. The treatment options have previously included antiplatelet agents, modification of risk factors, thrombolysis and rehabilitation. Mechanical thrombectomy is now considered a gold standard treatment. Its indications are widening with implications for healthcare management and for anaesthetists providing care for these patients.

Posted in: ATOTW > Regional Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

This tutorial is a brief overview of the various currently established regional anaesthetic techniques to provide analgesia following breast surgery.

Posted in: ATOTW > Paediatric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disorder in children. The peri-operative period can disrupt glucose control resulting in hypo and hyperglycaemia. Multi-disciplinary management is important to optimise glucose control and minimise complications. Insulin pump therapy is increasing in children and anaesthetists should be familiar with management.

Posted in: ATOTW > Regional Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

A review of the anatomy of the sciatic nerve and its branches, and the indications, contraindications and technique for ultrasound guided popliteal block.

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.