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Clinical trial to compare anaesthesia impact on recovery post-surgery

A new clinical trial will compare two types of anaesthetic to determine how soon after surgery they allow patients to return home. The Volatile vs Total intravenous Anaesthesia for major

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Charity launches nationwide survey to understand impact of human factors within the operating team

The charity, Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), has launched their third nationwide survey in a bid to better understand the impact of human factors on patient safety within the operating

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Just hours of training triples doctor confidence in use of handheld ultrasound devices

While ultrasound imaging technology has been available for more than 50 years, machine size and cost limited its reach to medical offices and hospitals. However, relatively recent advances in this

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Routine testing for COVID-19 can make surgery safer

Routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could reduce the risk of respiratory complications and save lives, a new study reveals. Researchers working together around the world found that

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Do you want to be the face of AfPP’s social media in 2021?

Does your perioperative team go above and beyond to encourage and develop a supportive and positive culture within your immediate team or with the department as a whole? If yes,

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Vygon signs exclusive agreement with Medovate to distribute regional anaesthesia device

Vygon Group, a group specialising in single-use medical devices, and Medovate, a medical device company dedicated to the development and commercialisation of innovative medical technologies, recently announced that they have

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Does general anaesthesia increase the risk of dementia?

There are concerns that exposure to general anaesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. To investigate, researchers compared exposure to general anaesthesia versus regional anaesthesia

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Yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain

A mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course was found to benefit patients with chronic pain and depression, leading to significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood and functional capacity, according

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Biegler Autopress available from CMS

Promotional feature Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS) is the exclusive UK distributor for the Biegler Autopress automatic pressure infusor.  Autopress can be used in conjunction with the Biegler blood and

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BMJ Best Practice made free to access for NHS staff

A clinical decision-making support tool from the BMJ is now free to use for all NHS staff. All staff in England can now access BMJ Best Practice, a point of