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ECT (Anaesthesia for)

Anaesthesia for ECT ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) is a treatment that involves sending an electric current through the brain to trigger an epileptic seizure to relieve the…

BIS: fact or fiction

BIS: fact or fiction BIS or Bispectral monitoring is a relatively new but controversial technology to monitor depth of anaesthesia. This module covers how it…

Necrotising Fasciitis

Necrotising Fasciitis This module describes the diagnosis and common management of NF. Patients need integrated, interdisciplinary management involving surgeons, intensive care physicians and microbiologists. Close monitoring…

Sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease Sickle cell disease is a disorder of the blood caused by an inherited abnormal haemoglobin. The abnormal haemoglobin causes distorted (sickled) red…

Diathermy: the basics

Diathermy:  the basics  Electrosurgery or diathermy has allowed faster operating, reduced blood loss and new surgical techniques. It does have its dangers and its safe…

Latex Allergies

Latex Allergies Latex allergies can be present in both staff and patients. Perioperative workers have to be aware of the causes and consequences of latex products…

Suxamethonium Apnoea

Suxamethonium Apnoea This module describes the action of suxamethonium, the inheritance of suxamethonium apnoea, and the non-inherited conditions that can also cause it. The presentation…

Cardiac Tamponade

Cardiac Tamponade Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening emergency that impairs the ability of the heart to fill and to pump. Although not strictly a perioperative…

Cell Salvage: an introduction

Perioperative Cell Salvage: an introduction This module discusses basics of perioperative cell salvage or call saver. Its principles, indications, contra-indications and the various types of…

Laryngospasm in Anaesthesia

Laryngospasm in Anaesthesia Recognition of at-risk patients will help to prevent laryngospasm and avoid potential significant morbidity. This module discusses laryngospasm, its recognition, prevention and…

Placental Abruption

Placental Abruption Placental abruption is defined as separation of the placenta from the decidua basalis before delivery of the fetus. It is extremely serious and…

Sugammadex: an overview

Sugammadex: an overview Sugammadex is an effective and safe agent for reversing neuromuscular blockade, in particular all depths of rocuronium-induced blockade. Sugammadex provides a real…

Surgical tourniquets

Surgical tourniquets Surgical tourniquets are commonly used in the operating theatres, particularly during orthopaedic cases. Although they are very safe when used properly they can…

Urea & Electrolytes

Urea & Electrolytes: a review Urea and electrolytes (U&Es) are the most frequently requested biochemistry tests. They provide useful information about several aspects of health,…

Sutures & Needles: a review

Sutures & Needles a review This modules reviews different suture materials, absorbable vs non-absorbable, monofilament vs multifilament and the shapes of various needles used in surgery. Length of Study: 80 min.…