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Survey of Post-Operative Prescribing Preferences in the United Kingdom among Anaesthesia professionals*

  Emily Pallister produces a survey asking which medications are most widely available to anaesthetists for post-operative prescribing, and if others are increasing in popularity and accessibility    Summary Drug prescribing

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New Kanmed Warming Cabinet And WarmCloud Available From CMS

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE The new Kanmed Desk Top Warming Cabinet is now available from Central Medical Supplies (CMS), along with the unique updated Kanmed WarmCloud. CMS is the sole UK distributor for Swedish

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Enthermics ivNow fluid warmers available from Central Medical Supplies

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Updated Enthermics ivNow® fluid warming products, with new features, are now available from Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS). Enthermics is a pioneering company in the patient warming arena and

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Barriers to the implementation of the Surgical Safety Checklist

Jennifer Blakelidge talks about the success and barriers following the creation of the WHO standardised Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC)   Introduction The World Alliance for Patient Safety [1] identified surgery

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Trick or treat (Drug packaging and the challenges)

Dr Avinash Aswath, of Darent Valley Hospital, has noticed a rather scary similarity in drug packaging   Introduction and description of scenario I started my shift in Obstetric theatres as

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Bringing safe anaesthesia to the people of rural Mongolia

Professor David Pescod is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and Deputy Director at the Department of Anaesthesia, The Northern Hospital, Victoria, Australia. He is also a Council

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What are the lessons to be learnt from the “Morecambe Bay Scandal”

James Watts, consultant in anaesthesia and critical care, looks at the important lessons to be learned following recent events that occurred at Morecambe Bay Trust Obstetric Unit   The recently

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What are the lessons from the Gosport report?

James Watts, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care, looks at the recently published report into the events that occurred at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. The recently published report into the events that occurred

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A case of adrenal pheochromocytoma

Anaesthetist Julieta Cervellera Agrelo presents a rare case of adrenal pheochromocytoma in a 53-year-old patient, discovered in a routine test for irritable bowel   Abstract Pheochromocytomas are rare tumours originating

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Guiding paediatric vascular access

NICE guidelines for ultrasound-guided placement of central venous lines in adults and children were first issued in the UK in October 2002. Dr James Bennett, Consultant Anaesthetist at Birmingham Children’s