STH Consultant CPD Updates: Top Papers of 2015

This is the summary of the PowerPoint presentations from this 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 review the “top” papers published during 2015 in the anaesthesia, pain 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 (and this certainly was the case!!).

The slide summaries can be downloaded from the links below. The relevant CPD matrix codes were [2E01, 3J03, 3C00]

2015 Top Papers Anaesthesia

2015 Top Papers ICM

2015 Top Papers Pain



Simple interventions with great benefits – why we should “Match Michigan”

Pronovost P, Needham D, Berenholtz S et al. An intervention to decrease catheter-related bloodstream infections in the ICU. New England Journal of Medicine 2006; 355: 2725-2732.

RHH Journal Club. March 7th, 2012. Dr Reshma Bonsale

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Can a central venous catheter care bundle reduce catheter-associated infections?

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