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17 November 2017, Inaugural National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference; Ireland

Inaugural National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference 2017 In association with the European Board of Anaesthesiology     Preliminary programme Key Safety Concerns in Anaesthesia Medication Safety in Anaesthesia Airway Safety


RCoA provide joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in young children

RCoA report there is currently much debate on the approach anaesthetists and the wider medical team should take in response to publications about the potential of general anaesthetic agents to


Case study – Unilateral pulmonary oedema

  Case report A 75-year-old woman presented with out of hospital cardiac arrest following sudden breathlessness. She was resuscitated and transferred to the Emergency department where she was intubated and


BPAT tool uses behavioural cues to assess pain in patients who can’t communicate

A new Behaviour Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients – including those who aren’t able to communicate their pain verbally, reports


First photoactive drug for pain treatments

A team of the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona has participated in the design of the first light-activated photoactive drug –the JF-NP-26, for the treatment of pain,


Spinal manipulation therapy associated with improvements in pain and function

Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulation therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to six weeks, with temporary minor musculoskeletal harms, according


New anaesthesia technique a breath of fresh air for patients

A University of Queensland alumnus has helped pioneer a world-first anaesthesia technique to make surgery safer for patients with obstructed airways. A team of anaesthetists at the Princess Alexandra Hospital


WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows promise to treat spinal cord injuries

A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and


Discovery of ‘mini-brains’ could change understanding of pain medication

The human body’s peripheral nervous system could be capable of interpreting its environment and modulating pain, neuroscientists have established, after successfully studying how rodents reacted to stimulation.  Until now, accepted


Updated guidelines could transform the management of emergency pain relief in the Republic of Ireland

Galen Ltd announced that the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) in Ireland has issued its new pain management clinical practice guidelines for emergency care teams and now includes the inhaled