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Malignant Hyperthermia

Malignant Hyperthermia Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare life-threatening condition that is usually triggered by exposure to certain drugs used for general anesthesia. This module…

Central Venous Lines

Understanding Central Venous Lines This module discusses various types of central lines and central venous catheters (CVC).  They are often needed in critically ill patients…

Deep Brain Stimulators

Deep Brain Stimulators Deep brain stimulation is an increasingly common treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD), other movement disorders, certain psychiatric conditions, and chronic pain syndromes.…

Vaporisers- Understanding

Understanding vaporisers This updated module explains how modern anaesthetic vaporisers work and the principles behind them. It includes electronic and direct injection vaporisers. Length of…

Paediatric Trauma

Paediatric Trauma Anatomical and physiological differences in children require special consideration and most seriously injured children have multiple injuries. This module is mainly for those…

Inhalation (gas) Induction

Inhalation (gas) Induction This module covers inhalation or gas induction. Although it is routine to induce general anaesthesia by the intravenous (IV) route, the inhalational…

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…

COPD and Anaesthesia

COPD and Anaesthesia Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a commonly encountered respiratory disorder. Patients with COPD pose a challenge to the anaesthetist because intraoperative…

ECG: a review

Understanding your ECG: a review Health professionals use the electrocardiograph (ECG) rhythm strip to systematically analyse the cardiac rhythm. Before the systematic process of ECG…

Anaphylaxis – perioperative

Perioperative anaphylaxis Perioperative anaphylaxis is not uncommon and several commonly used anaesthetic drugs can cause anaphylaxis. This modules covers latest guidelines to identifying and treating…

Spinal Anaesthesia

Spinal Anaesthesia This module covers the relevant anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of safe and satisfactory spinal anaesthesia. Length of Study: 90 min Difficulty: Medium

Paediatric Pain

Paediatric Pain Good quality, effective management of pain in paediatric patients is an essential component of paediatric anaesthesia. However, achieving this can be difficult for…