anaesthesia

Wearables for Home Post-Operative Monitoring: Proof of Concept

We hypothesise that wearables could transform perioperative care, including through facilitating early-discharge, a key tenant of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), by enabling remote patient monitoring of physiological & functional variables.

‘Shielded’ anaesthetists and intensivists during the COVID‐19 pandemic

We are clinicians who are part of the ‘shielded’ or ‘extremely vulnerable’ group, as determined either by the government [1] or local policy. Whereas we appreciate the unprecedented and rapidly evolving nature of this situation, our group has been conspicuous by its absence from organisational guidance.

Lifelong Learning Platform: untapped analytical potential?

Perella et al. should be applauded for publishing the largest anaesthetic logbook analysis to date [^1] and illustrating the educational value of such previously underutilised data. Despite the plethora of different logbook platforms in use, they managed to capture 801 trainees out of a total of 4720 across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Subdural haemorrhage following epidural top-up for caesarean section

Background & aims Subdural haemorrhage after epidural is a rare complication, which can pose diagnostic challenge given the varied differentials for intrapartum headache. We present a 30-year-old fit and well female at 40 weeks and 2 days gestation with an epidural uneventfully sited.

Innovation in Transtracheal Airway Design

Inaugural 'Innovation in Anaesthesia' BSc project leading to multidisciplinary and industrial collaboration