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

APC: how not to Survive Sepsis?

Bernard GR, Vincent JL, Laterre PF et al. Efficacy and safety of recombinant human activated protein C for severe sepsis. New England Journal of Medicine 2001; 344: 699-709.

RHH Journal Club. May 16th, 2013. Dr Matt Smith

Full-text article (if available)

Does administration of drotrecogin alfa activated (APC) reduce the rate of death in patients with severe sepsis and have an acceptable safety profile?

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