Cervical Spine Injury: Airway Management

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the Salford Trauma Day, September 2018.

This talk was designed to provide an update for trainee anaesthetists in the management of acute spinal cord injury, with a particular focus on cervical spine trauma. I have focused particularly on the evidence (or lack of it) relating to spinal immobilisation techniques and how to safely undertake tracheal intubation in the patient who has proven, or suspected, cervical spine instability.

The pdf of my presentation can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

SCI Salford 2018

 

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AAGBI Seminar: Anaesthetic Dilemmas and Cervical Spine Injury

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the AAGBI (@AAGBI) seminar entitled Anaesthetic dilemmas and peri-operative conundrums in patients with neurological disease. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk aimed to review the evidence of the risks and benefits of cervical immobilisation and different tracheal intubation techniques in trauma patients and those with RA.

The pdf of my presentation can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

SCI AAGBI 2018

 

 

STH Consultant CPD Updates: Burnout

This is the summary of the PowerPoint presentations from January’s consultant CPD teaching programme.

This month’s session provided an update  in line with the Royal College of Anaesthetists Matrix.

The aim of this session was to discuss stress and burnout in anaesthesia. Dr Amanada Nair’s excellent slides are available below:

Stress and Burnout

 

 

STH Consultant CPD Updates: Top Anaesthesia/ICM Papers of 2017

This is the summary of the PowerPoint presentations from this Decembers’ consultant CPD teaching programme.

This month’s session provided an update  in line with the Royal College of Anaesthetists Matrix.

The aim of this session was to review the “top” papers published during 2017 in the anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. The papers chosen weren’t necessarily those with the highest-impact, but rather those which would provoke debate amongst the attendees.

The slide summaries can be downloaded from the links below.

2017 Top Papers Anaesthesia

2017 Top Papers ICM

The pdfs of the papers can be found at here. Due to copyright issues these are only available to STH consultants (all of whom have access via the Trust infrastructure) using a password.

 

 

SIVA ASM 2017: Neurosurgery

This is the reference list for a talk I gave at the SIVA 2017 ASM. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk aimed to examine the evidence for TIVA use in neurosurgery.

References for TIVA in Neurosurgery SIVA ASM 2017

 

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Management Update

This is a handout designed to supplement a talk I gave at the November STH Consultant Teaching session.

This talk was designed to provide an update for anaesthetists in the management of traumatic brain injury with a particular focus on management within the emergency department.

The pdf of my summary document can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

NACCS TBI Summary

This summary of an earlier talk may also be of value and it discusses the value of spinal immobilisation in trauma.

NACCS SCI Update 2016

This is a link to a full-text version of my recent editorial in Anaesthesia that discusses permissive hypotension in trauma.

Pop the clot vs. Drain the brain