A selection of latest articles from local & international journals, local and international anaesthesia related news, eductional content and associated material. We welcome contributions from SSA members. Send us a short article, opinion piece, clinical pearl, how I do it, or any anaesthesia related educational content and we will put it up after review. Edited and maintained by Dr Suresh Paranjothy.

NAP7 (UK)

The National Audit Projects (NAP) of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA UK) investigate rare and serious complications and events associated with anaesthetic practice. One component of these large collaborative projects is the activity survey, which provides detailed patient-level denominator data for the project on…

Delirium

Dexmedetomidine sedation is associated with less post op delirium compared to propofol when used for sedation in patients undergoing orthopedic procedures under spinal.

Greening the OTs

What can we as anaesthetists do in the OT to reduce waste and global warming potential?

Regional Anaesthesia

Paravertebral and Erector Spinae Plane Blocks. Watch these excellent tutorials on how to do them with ultrasound, by Dr Amit Pawa.

VADs & Anaesthesia

As anaesthetists, periopertive physicians and critical care doctors, we are increasingly likely to come across patients with temporary mechanical circulatory support devices. A brief overview and key points are presented here along with links to more comprehensive review articles.

POCUS in Critical Care

Moving from PAC-Man to UltraMan. The use of point of care ultrasound in critical care medicine continues to grow. Applications include predicting success of weaning, evaluation of imapct of chest physiotherapy and clinical management of medical emergencies & crisis situations. This prospective observational study by…

Regional Anaesthesia

Performing a neuraxial blockade can be challenging especially when technical challenges complicate the procedure. Check out the article by Sree Kolli and video by NYSORA. Learn all about using ultrasound for your neuraxial blocks here.

Regional Anaesthesia

Adductor canal blocks are a useful analgesic option for TKAs due to their motor sparing effects. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis reviewed catheter based techniques and single shot options for analgesia following TKA.

Medical Education

Thinking of developing an acute care curriculum for medical students? Looking to improve and update on the anaesthesia posting for medical students? Here are 12 evidence based tips!

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