Traumatic Brain Injury Management in the ED

This is a handout designed to supplement a talk I gave at the NACCSGBI ASM in London, 2017. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

This talk was designed to provide an update for anaesthetists in the management of traumatic brain injury with a particular focus on management within the emergency department.

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

NACCS TBI Summary

This summary of an earlier talk may also be of value and it discusses the value of spinal immobilisation in trauma.

NACCS SCI Update 2016

STH Consultant CPD Updates: Transfusion Medicine

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

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

This was covered by Dr Phil Dobson and Dr Stelios Michael (Consultant Anaesthetists, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). The aim was to give an update on transfusion practice and transfusion triggers. Please click the link for a copy of the presentations.

 

NACCS Update: Immediate Management of Cervical Spine Injuries

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the NACCS Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Update Day (AAGBI November, 2016). The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk was designed to look at the evidence for spinal immobilisation and the optimal technique for tracheal intubation.

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

NACCS SCI Update 2016

 

2016 TBI Update

This is a summary document designed to supplement a talk I gave as part of an RCOA update day in Hull (4/11/2016). The program of the meeting can be found here. Rather than simply duplicate my slide set I have tried to give a different style of talk (based on the recommendations of @ffolliet) and so a summary is available here instead.

The talk was designed to provide an update for non-neuro anaesthetists and intensivists on the management of traumatic brain injury.

The summary document (which covers traumatic brain and cervical spine injury) including all the relevant recent references can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

TBI/SCI Update Summary 2016

 

Mythbusting: ATLS and Cervical Spine Injury

These are the slide sets for the talks I was invited to give at the 2016 GAT (Group of Anaesthetists in Training) ASM. The full program of the meeting can be found here.

The ATLS talk was designed to look at the history leading to the development of the ATLS course and how it fits in with the management of trauma in the 21st century. I also made some suggestions as to how trauma training could be improved in the UK. The cervical spine injury talk aimed to dispel the many myths that surround spinal cord injury and airway management.

The pdf of my presentations can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

SCI Mythbusting GAT 2016

ATLS GAT 2016

I published an editorial on the weaknesses of ATLS earlier last year in Anaesthesia. The article is open access and can be found at the link below:

ATLS: Archaic Trauma Life Support?

Trauma Team Training: life after ATLS

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at Trauma Care 2016. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.

The talk was designed to look at the history leading to the development of the ATLS course and how it fits in with the management of trauma in the 21st century. I also made some suggestions as to how trauma training could be improved in the UK.

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

ATLS TraumaCare 2016

I published an editorial on the same topic earlier this year in Anaesthesia. The article is open access and can be found at the link below:

ATLS: Archaic Trauma Life Support?

Management of Suspected Cervical Spine Injury in Motorsport

This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the RCoA Pre-hospital Medicine & Motorsport Study Day. The full program of the meeting can be found here.

The talk was designed to examine the changing approaches to the use of cervical spine protection techniques and to discuss the evolving interest in concussion.

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

RCoA Motorsport 2016