RCoA Winter Symposium: Controversies in Peri-operative Practice – Collars in the Coffin?

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the Royal College of Anaesthetists Winter Symposium which was entitled “Controversies in Peri-operative Practice”. (RCoA, November, 2016). The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk topic I asked to deliver was “Collars in the Coffin?” and was designed to look at the evidence for spinal immobilisation in the trauma patient.

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

Collars in the Coffin?

 

Update on the Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the Care of the Neuro-injured Patient in Manchester. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The 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 Update NASGBI 2015

 

Update on the Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the 2015 Winter Scientific Meeting organised by the AAGBI. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The 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 Update AAGBI WSM 2015 Handout

 

How to get your paper published NASGBI 2014

This is a copy of the slides I used during a workshop I gave at the recent NASGBI ASM held in Sheffield May 8-9th, 2014.

It aimed to give clinical anaesthetists with little academic experience some top tips on how to best prepare manuscripts for publication.

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

Publishing Masterclass NASGBI 2014

 

Update on Traumatic Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Injury, NASGBI 2014

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the recent NASGBI ASM held in Sheffield May 8-9th, 2014.

It aimed to cover the RCoA Matrix codes 2F01 & 2F02.

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

TBI & SCI NASGBI 2014

STH Consultant CPD Updates: Neuro

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

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

The following areas were covered. Please click on the links for copies of the presentations.

  • Initial management of  brain injury (traumatic or spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage) & Initial management of spinal injured patients – Dr Matt Wiles (2F01 & 2F02) TBI and SCI Update STH 2013

 

The devil’s in the detail. A cautionary tale of steroids and spinal cord injury

Bracken MB, Shepard MJ, Collins WF et al. A randomized, controlled trial of methylprednisolone or naloxone in the treatment of acute spinal-cord injury: results of the Second National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study. New England Journal of Medicine 1990; 322: 1405-1411.

RHH Journal Club. February 16th, 2012. Dr Kirsty Parsons

Full-text article (if available) 

Do patients with acute spinal-cord injury, treated with methylprednisolone (in doses higher than in NASCIS I) or naloxone, have improvements in their neurological function?

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