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

 

STH Consultant CPD Updates: Intensive Care Medicine

This is the summary of the PowerPoint presentations from the consultant CPD teaching programme.

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

The following areas were covered by Dr Ally Glossop, Dr Paul Whiting & Dr James Wigfull (all Consultants in Anaesthesia/ICM, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

STH Consultant CPD Updates: Obstetrics & Human Factors

This is the summary of the PowerPoint presentations from the STH consultant CPD teaching programme.

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

The following areas were covered by Dr Karl Brennan  (Consultant Anaesthetist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) & Dr Steph Glover (Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

Please click the link for a copy of the presentation.

Please note that the Dr Brennan’s talk on human factors was predominately oral, rather than slide based. In order to meet the requirements for the matrix it is suggested that those who were unable to attend the talk undertake some further reading. Some suggested links are shown below:

Human factors in anaesthesia: lessons from aviation

Patient Safety First

Anaesthetic Non-technical Skills Review

International Symposium of Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine, 2013

This is an excellent summary of the International Symposium of Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine, held in Brussels in March 2013.

In order to allow those who were unable to attend the meeting to gain a flavour of the topics covered by the speakers, Dr Ajay Raithatha has created a summary of the key points of the talks supplemented with additional references and reflections.

This is an excellent update for anyone who works in, or has on-call responsibilities for, critical care. For those of you who are predominately anaesthetists, the section on fluids is highly recommended in light numerous publications on the use of fluids (and particularly colloids) in the past 12 months.

The summary is in the form of a PowerPoint presentation which can be downloaded here: ICS_Brussels_2013

 

Blood sugar: how low should we go?

Van den Berghe G, Bouillon R, & Mesotten D. Glucose control in critically ill patients. New England Journal of Medicine 2009; 361: 89

RHH Journal Club. July 11th, 2013. Dr Pavan Battu

Full-text article (if available)

Does normalisation of blood glucose levels with insulin therapy improve the prognosis of critically ill patients?

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