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

 

 

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STH Consultant CPD Updates: Neurosurgery

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

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

The following topics were covered by local neuroanaesthetists, namely Dr George Eapen, Dr Ajay Raithatha and Dr Matt Wiles. The aim was to give an overview of anaesthesia for emergent neurosurgery in terms of management of cervical spine injury, acute CVA and the trauma craniotomy. Please click the link for a copy of the presentations.

NACCSGBI Level 3 CPD Neuroanaesthetic Update

This is a summary document of all the talks I attended during the Neuroanaesthetic Level 3 CPD Update day organised by NACCSGBI. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

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

NACCSGBI Summary 2015

 

STH Consultant CPD Updates: Vascular Surgery

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

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

The following topics were covered by Dr Karen Kerr and Dr Kevin Sadler (Consultant Anaesthetists, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). The aim was to give an overview of anaesthesia for vascular surgery in the form of carotid endarterectomy and pre-operative assessment with cardiopulmonary testing. Please click the link for a copy of the presentations.

CPET Update [2A03]

Carotid Endarterectomy [2A07, 2A12]

There are also some papers relevant to CPET testing that can be found here (the latter two are open access)

To block or not to block, that is the question…

Lewis SC, Warlow CP, Bodenham AR et al. General anaesthesia versus local anaesthesia for carotid surgery (GALA): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2008; 372: 2132

RHH Journal Club. May 24th, 2012. Dr Jamie Douglass

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Prediction and prevention of perioperative strokes [carotid surgery] might be easier under local anaesthesia than under general anaesthesia

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