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The effectiveness of screen technology as a distraction tool to alleviate anxiety during induction of anaesthesia

Zoe Ovenden and C Cassar look at the effectiveness of screen technology as a distraction tool to alleviate anxiety during induction of anaesthesia   Induction of anesthesia has been recognized as the

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Lumbar subarachnoid drain – What could possibly go wrong?

Murtuza Sikander  reports on two cases in which despite proper technique, shearing of the catheter tip did occur during a lumbar subarachnoid drain Introduction Sub-arachnoid lumbar drainage is an important and

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Innovations in training: real-time feedback to the trainer – Breaking the barriers

  In the modern era it is comparatively easy for trainers to provide feedback to their trainees via e-portfolio platforms with varying methods of assessment – from simple procedural observation

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Case report – Massive paradoxical embolic stroke in a patient with postoperative bilateral pulmonary emboli and a latent patent foramen ovale

Abstract Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is the most common congenital heart anomaly of fetal origin and is present in approximately 25 per cent of general adult population, a common finding

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Exploring anaesthetists’ work as part of a sociotechnical system: A human factors perspective

Exploring anaesthetists’ work as part of a sociotechnical system:  A human factors perspective Provided on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) from Dominic Furniss, Erik

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Diamedica: innovating equipment for challenging environments

Diamedica: innovating equipment for challenging environments Imagine trying to provide anaesthesia in an impoverished operating theatre with frequent power cuts, unreliable oxygen and few trained staff. This an everyday challenge

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High-flow nasal cannula – a versatile device

High-flow nasal cannula – a versatile device Sanjay Agrawal, Baha Al-Shaikh and Joep Vroemen give a brief review of the high-flow nasal cannula and its use in a patient with

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Unexpectedly feeling blue: unforeseen desaturation during anaesthesia

Unexpectedly feeling blue: unforeseen desaturation during anaesthesia James Watts and T Aji-Mathew highlight drawbacks associated with the use of chemical dyes during anaesthesia Dyes are commonly used as adjuncts during

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Anaesthesia recommendations for patients suffering from central core disease

Anaesthesia recommendations for patients suffering from  central core disease Guidelines from OrphanAnesthesia, a project of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, who prepare and publish concise recommendations for

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Beyond equipment: The value of training and service to support anaesthesia provision in the developing world

Beyond equipment: The value of training and service to support anaesthesia provision in the developing world Gradian Health Systems illustrate their approach to strengthening surgery through a global network of