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

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

 

Mythbusting: ATLS and Cervical Spine Injury

These are the slide sets for the talks I was invited to give at the 2016 GAT (Group of Anaesthetists in Training) ASM. The full program of the meeting can be found here.

The ATLS talk was designed to look at the history leading to the development of the ATLS course and how it fits in with the management of trauma in the 21st century. I also made some suggestions as to how trauma training could be improved in the UK. The cervical spine injury talk aimed to dispel the many myths that surround spinal cord injury and airway management.

The pdf of my presentations can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

SCI Mythbusting GAT 2016

ATLS GAT 2016

I published an editorial on the weaknesses of ATLS earlier last year in Anaesthesia. The article is open access and can be found at the link below:

ATLS: Archaic Trauma Life Support?

Trauma Team Training: life after ATLS

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at Trauma Care 2016. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk was designed to look at the history leading to the development of the ATLS course and how it fits in with the management of trauma in the 21st century. I also made some suggestions as to how trauma training could be improved in the UK.

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

ATLS TraumaCare 2016

I published an editorial on the same topic earlier this year in Anaesthesia. The article is open access and can be found at the link below:

ATLS: Archaic Trauma Life Support?

Management of Suspected Cervical Spine Injury in Motorsport

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the RCoA Pre-hospital Medicine & Motorsport Study Day. The full program of the meeting can be found here.

The talk was designed to examine the changing approaches to the use of cervical spine protection techniques and to discuss the evolving interest in concussion.

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

RCoA Motorsport 2016

 

ATLS: Archaic or advanced trauma life support?

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the 2016 RCEM Annual Scientific Meeting in Leeds. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk was part of a debate of ATLS: Advanced or Archaic Trauma Life Support?

I have included my slide set and that from a similar talk then I have delivered previously that contains a greater number of references.

The talk was designed to look at the history leading to the development of the ATLS course and how it fits in with the management of trauma in the 21st century. I also made some suggestions as to how trauma training could be improved in the UK.

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

ATLS RCEM 2016

ATLS RCEM/RCoA Trauma 2015

I published an editorial on the same topic earlier this year in Anaesthesia. The article is open access and can be found at the link below:

ATLS: Archaic Trauma Life Support?