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October 5, 2021
The tutorial questions the current preanesthetic testing routines by analyzing the intended benefits in terms of patient outcomes, medical malpractice protection and expense. It describes the quality of evidence supporting the current guidelines by professional bodies in the USA and...
Categories: ATOTW / General Topics
September 1, 2021
Abstract Book 17th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists September 1–5, 2021
Categories: Anesthesia & Analgesia / General Topics
September 21, 2021
This tutorial discusses best practices in the anaesthetic management of caesarean delivery, one of the commonest surgeries performed globally. It includes technical aspects of neuraxial anaesthesia, concerns regarding general anaesthesia, prevention and treatment of spinal-induced hypotension, safe administration of uterotonics...
Categories: ATOTW / Obstetrics Anaesthesia
August 31, 2021
Overview of the use of dexmedetomidine for sedation in adult critical care, encompassing pharmacological and practical aspects, plus a review of current literature. This review covers the evidence for use of dexmedetomidine in this setting, including clinical and economic outcomes...
Categories: ATOTW / Intensive Care Medicine
August 23, 2021
Capnometry, the measurement of respiratory carbon dioxide, is regarded as a highly recommended safety technology in intubated and nonintubated sedated and/or anesthetized patients. Its utility includes confirmation of initial and ongoing placement of an airway device as well as in...
Categories: Other / Equipment
August 23, 2021
WFSA Impact Review 2021 FINAL
Categories: Other / Global Health
August 10, 2021
The shoulder block (combined suprascapular and axillary nerve block) has been developed as an alternative to interscalene block (ISB) for shoulder surgery. The nerves are blocked peripherally around the joint to provide analgesia rather than anaesthesia. It can be used...
Categories: ATOTW / Regional Anaesthesia
July 20, 2021
This tutorial will briefly review various brainstem reflexes in different neurosurgical operations. It also describes the etiologies and mechanisms that may precipitate them. It is important for anesthetists providing perioperative care to neurosurgical patients to have an awareness of the...
Categories: ATOTW / Neuroanaesthesia
July 6, 2021
This tutorial describes ultrasound-guided lumbar plexus blocks in paediatric patients. It outlines the relevant anatomy, indications, contraindications, complications, and equipment required. It also describes various ultrasound approaches and how to perform this block, focusing on the Shamrock method.
Categories: ATOTW / Paediatric Anaesthesia / Regional Anaesthesia