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

 

 

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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