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Australian summit targets post-op pandemic

Australian health leaders are holding a national summit in Adelaide as data reveals a hidden pandemic in patients suffering post-surgery complications. Organiser and Royal Adelaide Hospital Professor of Anaesthesia Guy


Could you be the new face of the Association for Perioperative Practice?

Does your perioperative team go above and beyond to encourage good communication and create a positive culture within the operating theatre? Is everyone within the team treated equally and included


General anaesthesia in cesarean deliveries increases odds of postpartum depression by 54 per cent

A new study shows that having general anaesthesia in a cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression requiring hospitalisation, thoughts of suicide or self-inflicted injury.


The tale of central venous line: Seldinger’s technique, indications, contraindications and complications

The tale of central venous line On December 29, 1831, William Brooke O’Shaughnessy who was a young medical graduate wrote to The Lancet one of the shortest and yet most


Pain treatment using human stem cells a success

Stem cell therapy shown to relieve extreme pain in mice is now moving towards human trials.   Human stem cells and “pain-killing neurons” have successfully relieved chronic pain in mice.


AfPP’s new careers-focused publication launched to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s 200th anniversary

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has launched a brand-new publication as part of its celebrations for the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The new careers-focused publication, Innovations, People and Practice (IPP),


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