Cervical Spine Injury: Immobilisation and Airway Management

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the Grand Rounds Presentation of the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This (updated) talk was designed to provide an update for 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 Canada 2017

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Management in the ED

This is a handout designed to supplement a talk I gave at the NACCSGBI ASM in London, 2017. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

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

AAGBI WSM 2017: Blood pressure – how low can I go?

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the AAGBI (@AAGBI) Winter Scientific Meeting. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk aimed to review the evidence of the risks of intra-operative hypotension and provide clinicians with population-specific targets.

The pdf of my presentation can be downloaded by clicking the link below. Please note the pdf has in-built hyperlinks to each of the papers referenced. To access, simply click on the slide title to go directly to the paper.

AAGBI WSM 2017 Hypotension

 

 

RCoA Winter Symposium: Controversies in Peri-operative Practice – Collars in the Coffin?

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the Royal College of Anaesthetists Winter Symposium which was entitled “Controversies in Peri-operative Practice”. (RCoA, November, 2016). The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk topic I asked to deliver was “Collars in the Coffin?” and was designed to look at the evidence for spinal immobilisation in the trauma patient.

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

Collars in the Coffin?

 

NACCS Update: Immediate Management of Cervical Spine Injuries

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the NACCS Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Update Day (AAGBI November, 2016). The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk was designed to look at the evidence for spinal immobilisation and the optimal technique for tracheal intubation.

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

NACCS SCI Update 2016

 

2016 TBI Update

This is a summary document designed to supplement a talk I gave as part of an RCOA update day in Hull (4/11/2016). The program of the meeting can be found here. Rather than simply duplicate my slide set I have tried to give a different style of talk (based on the recommendations of @ffolliet) and so a summary is available here instead.

The talk was designed to provide an update for non-neuro anaesthetists and intensivists on the management of traumatic brain injury.

The summary document (which covers traumatic brain and cervical spine injury) including all the relevant recent references can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

TBI/SCI Update Summary 2016