Posts Tagged ‘Anaesthesia’

Low mortality rates in consultant-led anaesthesia

Anaesthetists are responsible for the care of more than 3.5 million patients per year, a study shows. Three quarters of patients undergo general anaesthes...

Survey can allay patient fears of anaesthesia

The full results of the Sate of UK Anaesthesia Survey 2014 have been published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. This survey, which is part of the 5t...

Pain services: protocols and staffing levels need to be reviewed

Hospital safety protocols and staffing levels need to be reviewed in many services, finds new audit report. An audit report completed jointly by the Briti...

Facing up to a recruitment crisis in Scotland

I wonder how the provision of a trained doctor service in anaesthesia can be maintained in Scotland. To begin with, our training posts numbers are below...

Anaesthesia: Activation of D1 dopamine receptors induces emergence from isoflurane GA

A study shows activation of D1 receptors by chloro-APB decreases time to emergence from isoflurane anesthesia and produces behavioral and neurophysiologic ...

Scotland’s battle of the bulge in anaesthesia

I’m not referring to Adele trying to give her acceptance speech at the Brits Awards 2012 (her bulge seems to be diminishing daily) nor to the obesity pro...

It’s worth keeping in mind why we do it

As I get older, I realise there are more and more things I don't understand - for instance, how to do long division without a calculator, and whether it's ...

Q: What time does theatre start at? Part II

OK, so maybe I was having a bad day. As Kathy Teale pointed out, the system can work but the key is that you need buy in from all parties. I agree. But, c...

Pain management: Experts call for greater pain assessment in hospitals as 65% of patients report problems

Nearly two-thirds of the hospital in-patients who took part in a survey had experienced pain in the last 24 hours and 42% of those rated their pain as more...

Q: What time does theatre start at? A: Er…

“What time does theatre start at?” was the first item on the agenda when we anaesthetists were invited to a meeting by the ‘lean team’ running our ...

Surgery patients at risk in drug research scandal

Millions of NHS patients have been treated with controversial drugs on the basis of "fraudulent research" by one of the world's leading anaesthetists. Joa...