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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


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


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


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