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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

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Good ol’ Metronidazole … friend or foe ?

Metronidazole is a Nitroimidazole derivative that has been used as an antibacterial and antiprotozoal agent for more than 45 years. It was originally indicated for the management of infection caused

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Hypothermia in uremic syndrome

K Katyayani and R Kapoor present a case study of severe hypothermia, complicated by cardiac arrest secondary to accumulation of uremic toxins in a patient with known stage four kidney disease