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Shadowing the Nightwatch: Nocturnal Activity in the ICU

2020 11 Aug

An article exploring the experience of an intensive care registrar overnight and the evidence supporting admissions, fatigue, judgement and morality in the circadian cycle. A t night, ICU feels like a fortress that has been put to bed for the night, and as a registrar, you have a role blended from sentinel, secretary, detective and... Read more

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A targeted approach to pain management

2020 21 Mar

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has a significant role to play in pain management for patients around the world. Dr Victor Mayoral Rojals, Consultant Anaesthetist and head of the pain unit at the Bellvitge University Hospital, in Barcelona, Spain, discusses the development of a training programme dedicated to POCUS in pain management for anaesthetists... Read more

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Communication myths of anaesthetists

2019 14 Mar

Vital minutes before unconsciousness   Anaesthesia is a diverse specialty with a wide range of necessary skills, one of which is effective communication.   The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes... Read more

ICU Management

2018 30 Nov

Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

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SonoSite’s X-Porte® Helps to Provide Continuity of Care

2016 27 Apr

Point-of-care ultrasound systems play an important role in the treatment of complicated medical cases at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, as consultant intensivist and anaesthetist Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley explained. The Royal Surrey County Hospital is a 527-bed general hospital and a specialist tertiary centre for cancer, oral... Read more

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Intraosseous Access Training with Tea and Cake

2015 22 Dec

A hospital in the UK has adopted a novel technique for technical skill training — used initially for difficult airway training — to train anaesthetic and intensive care unit (ICU) staff for intraosseous (IO) access, according to an article published in the journal Resuscitation . The authors say the training approach can be applied to many resuscitation... Read more