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CoVent-19 Challenge finalists revealed

More than 200 teams from around the world have submitted designs for a rapidly deployable, minimum viable ventilator as part of a hackathon hosted on, with round one ending


SAFE training programme improves knowledge and skill of anaesthesia providers in low-income settings

New research findings highlight the effectiveness of the Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) training programme in improving the knowledge and skill of anaesthesia providers in low-income settings. Published in Anaesthesia


Experts unite to provide multidisciplinary guidance for safe tracheostomy care

Experts from across healthcare, including anaesthetists and intensive care staff, have teamed up to provide new multidisciplinary guidance for safe tracheostomy care during the Covid‐19 pandemic. With the Covid‐19 pandemic


Anaesthesiology residents supply emergency PPE to intensive care units and emergency rooms

Two anaesthesiology residents at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA, have launched a non-profit dedicated to designing, manufacturing and donate high-quality emergency personal protective equipment


Anaesthesiologists use 3D printing and VR to prepare for lung operation on young girl

An anaesthesia team in Israel has become one of the first to use three-dimensional (3D) printing and virtual reality (VR) to produce an exact model of the airway of a


Ethical decision making during a pandemic: a pocket guide

Dr James Watts and Dr Carole Pilkington, Consultants in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Blackburn Royal hospital, offer guidance concerning ethical decision making during the current pandemic Medicine is


Anaesthesiologists provide elective surgery checklist for patients during Covid-19 pandemic

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is providing post-Covid-19 pandemic guidelines so that patients know when it’s safe to have surgery. ASA President Mary Dale Peterson explained: “Physicians, hospitals and


Rates of pulmonary complications drastically reduced with newer drug

Improved outcomes in some patients could be due to a more complete reversal of the effects of muscle relaxants used during surgery, according to a new study by Sachin Kheterpal at