If people giving anaesthetics are still using a bunch of different techniques, it’s fair to assume that all those options have their own pros and cons. You could argue that’s true for most of anaesthesia but this post is going to look at one situation and one option: airway endoscopy and spontaneous breathing. It’s by Andrew Weatherall Sharing […]
Posts from the ‘Emergency anaesthesia’ Category
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Ultrasound. Is there anything it can’t do? Well, yes. Lots of things although gastric ultrasound is supposed to be one of the things it does do. Andrew Weatherall has a bit on ultrasounds, guts and the real question: when should we worry about aspiration? I’d like to think I’m pretty welcoming of technology. I am […]
Source: Junior doctors in anaesthesia – the canary in the coal mine?
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Kudos to ANZCA for publishing this excellent open access resource on acute pain management . It has a prehospital analgesia chapter that is a must read!
Andrew Weatherall shares a bit on considerations when helping people take pictures right the first time. Anaesthetists spend a lot of time thinking about tweaking the perfect anaesthetic. Thinking and talking. Obsessing over the perfect wakeup, debating how to deliver the perfect neuroanaesthetic or talking up looking after the cardiac kiddies. So why are there things that […]
If you are talking about things which don’t have a huge amount of evidence but need an answer you try to achieve consensus. Here’s a little thing from Andrew Weatherall (@AndyDW_) on a recent animal wrangling publication on paediatric regional anaesthetic hot topics. Creative people can be inspirational. They can be irritating. They can astonish and […]
It was a summer morning. Those where the heat and humidity of the Mediterranean fall you by your back the first thing in the morning.I had an appoinment with him. Antonio, an anaesthetist and ventilation expert but without the prestige of others, although dozens of residents have learned of his mastery. We knew each other and I…