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37Company – Patient temperature management helps protect from perioperative hypothermia

It’s all about 37 – Patient temperature management helps protect from perioperative hypothermia The 37Company and Central Medical Supplies Ltd are fully dedicated to patient temperature management and offer a


Warming up nicely – Geratherm UniqueTemp

Warming up nicely – Geratherm UniqueTempA report of the trial of the Geratherm UniqueTemp patient warming system in and by the staff of the operating theatres at Homerton University Hospital,


Leadership: How to get ahead in anaesthesia

Chima Oti describes his experience of attending a leadership and management module as an anaesthetic trainee I was fortunate during my anaesthetic training to complete a leadership and management module.


Adenosine receptor holds key to pain relief

New research into the adenosine receptor has uncovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain, suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief.


New care bundle leads to drop in death rate after emergency surgery

Four UK hospitals have achieved a huge reduction in the number of patients dying following emergency abdominal surgery, after adopting a ‘care bundle’ devised by patient safety specialists. The care


Improving memory deficits following anaesthesia

General anaesthesia results in expended cognitive decline and memory deficits for many individuals following surgical procedure. Memory deficits can last for months and affect patient outcome and quality of life.


Trauma list fasting times audit – the water sip challenge

An audit of trauma list fasting times conducted at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, by Claire Daly and co-workers For safety reasons, patients should not eat or drink immediately before anaesthesia.


Study offers new clue into how anaesthesia interacts with the brain

How anaesthetic drugs interact with the brain to block pain and induce a coma-like, memory-free state has been a mystery since anaesthesia was first used in operating theatres more than


Emergency doctors can treat paediatric pain without a needle

Children in emergency departments can safely be treated for paediatric pain from limb injuries using intranasal ketamine, a drug more typically used for sedation, according to the results of the


Standards of conduct – General Medical Council (GMC)

Consulting editor James Watts gives a brief seminar on the complaints processes at the General Medical Council (GMC) The role of the General Medical Council (GMC) as the regulator of