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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: anaesthesia and perioperative

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: recommendations for anaesthesia and perioperative management Thomas Wiesmann, Marco Castori, Fransiska Malfait and Hinnerk Wulf summarise recommendations for general, obstetric and regional anaesthesia in patients with a rare,

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Acronyms again with Sher Mohammad

Acronyms again with Sher Mohammad Sher Mohammad and colleagues share tips for avoiding some of the pitfalls of anaesthesia and peri-operative care In the February 2013 issue of Journal of

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Vygon supports trial to improve clinical skills training for undergraduates

Vygon supports trial to improve clinical skills training for undergraduates A controlled trial examining the benefit of unsupervised, video-enhanced feedback for medical students has taken place – thanks to support

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ArterioSel: simple, safe and successful

ArterioSel: simple, safe and successful ArterioSel provides a classic Seldinger technique for arterial cannulation with minimal blood loss and clear visualisation of arterial access. Insertion of arterial lines into small

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VersaStream – innovative solutions for sidestream gas monitoring

VersaStream – innovative solutions for sidestream gas monitoring VersaStream gas sampling lines combine reliability, flexibility and cost efficiency. The integrated bacteria filter of the VersaStream gas sampling lines prevents contamination

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Smiths Medical – being prepared for new ISO safety standards

Smiths Medical – being prepared for new ISO safety standards Hospitals and healthcare providers will soon begin seeing a wave of new safety standards from the International Standards Organisation (ISO)

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How to manage pain in the ER: Ask the patient

How to manage pain in the ER: Ask the patient Simply asking the question, “Do you want more pain medication?” resulted in satisfactory pain control in 99 per cent of

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Occupational hazards – SHOT Report – Rajvinder Sidhu

Occupational hazards – Rajvinder Sidhu summarises the findings of the 2013 SHOT Report The latest Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) report [1] was published in 2014 and reviews UK transfusion

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On the right trach – James Watts NCEPOD review

On the right trach Consultant Editor James Watts reviews the NCEPOD tracheostomy survey The first record of tracheostomy procedures is allegedly recorded on ancient Egyptian tablets dating from about 3600BC

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RCoA supports call for global access to safe, affordable healthcare

RCoA supports call for global access to safe, affordable anaesthesia Five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe surgery and anaesthesia, according to a recent report from the