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Driving regional anaesthesia forward with point-of-care ultrasound

Promotional feature Point-of-care ultrasound is playing an important role in the anaesthesiology department at Spain’s Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Dr Xavier Sala-Blanch, pictured, Senior Doctor and Head of Section in

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Dilemmas and Difficult Airways: more than just anatomy

Introduction The management of the difficult airway is now quite rightly entrenched in anaesthetic practice, and relies on a pragmatic and to some degree evidence based approach which has been

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Smiths Medical launches new Level 1 convective warmer

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, has recently launched Level 1® – a new convective patient warmer. The Level 1 convective warmer is designed to prevent

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Key performance indicators to enhance quality of anaesthetic care with feedback system: A local DGH experience

Dr Neha Singal and Dr Manoj Sharma develop a database for reviewing the quality performance of anaesthetists at the medium-sized district general hospital Luton and Dunstable hospital in the UK.

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Lignocaine at a glance: Focus on toxicity and its management

Introduction Nils Lofgren introduced lignocaine in 1943 and his colleague Bengt Lundqvist first used it on himself. It is commercially available since 1948 under different names such as xylocaine and

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General anaesthesia for forceps delivery in an obstetric patient with Hermansky Pudlak syndrome

Avinash Aswath and others describe a case study of a pregnant patient with Hermansky Pudlak syndrome (HPS) who had a general anaesthetic for forceps-assisted vaginal delivery    Summary Hermansky Pudlak syndrome

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Pharmacology, side effects and interactions – focus on perioperative implications

Introduction Citalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) used in the treatment of depression. This drug has some implications for the anaesthetist and perioperative practitioners, which will be briefly

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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