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Regional anaesthesia plays a crucial part in ERAS programmes

Promotional feature ERAS (Enhanced Recovery after Surgery) programmes use the combination of a multidisciplinary approach with technologies such as ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks to reduce opioid use following


4-5 June 2020, UK Training in Emergency Airway Management (TEAM); Bath

A two day simulator-based course designed to teach the foundations of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to safely manage the airway in an emergency situation outside the operating theatre.


Charity launches nationwide survey to understand challenges of perioperative workforce

The Association for Perioperative Practice has launched a nationwide survey in a bid to better understand the challenges faced by those working within the operating theatre and associated areas. The


Children much more likely to die after surgery in poor countries

Children in low resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in Anesthesiology. Two billion of the


Engineering laboratory joins European-wide programme to improve infusion patient safety

As part of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR), TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has joined a research consortium which aims to improve techniques for infusion drug delivery. Previous research


Taking the clinic to the mountain

Promotional feature Dr Philippe Mahiou practices anaesthesia in the Grenoble area, splitting his time between a private clinic and working as a helicopter doctor attending mountaineering accidents. As part of


Anaesthesia for breast cancer surgery has no influence on risk of tumour recurrence

Study does not demonstrate long-term advantages of regional anaesthesia for breast cancer surgery and dispels misgivings about the influence of opioids on cancer recurrence. One of the largest global studies


Laughing gas helpful for labour pain, but epidural still top choice

Women report being very satisfied with nitrous oxide to manage labour pain, experiencing no adverse side effects to the baby, although more than half of the women ultimately opted for an


Urinary catheters not needed for joint replacement surgery

Patients undergoing joint replacement under epidural anaesthesia have no increased risk for postoperative adverse genitourinary (GU) complications by skipping preoperative indwelling urinary catheters, according to a study published in the


Getting to grips with ultrasound-guided pain control in Zambia

Promotional feature   Consultant and trainee anaesthetists from Surrey travelled to Lusaka with a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system, to train Zambian colleagues in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia. Dr Madankumar Narayanan describes