are pleased to release a new resource featuring clinical guidelines. This section will highlight new guidelines as they are released which are of relevance to the Anaesthetist.
NAP 4-Major Complications of Airway Management 2010
Management of Malignant Hyperthermia 2011
Management of Severe Local Anaesthetic Toxicity 2010
Safety in MRI Units-an update 2010
AAGBI Updated Guidelines
Management of a Patient with Suspected Anaphylaxis During Anaesthesia 2009
AAGBI Updated Guidelines
Interhospital Transfer 2009
Reducing the risk of retained throat packs after surgery 2009
APA Guidelines for Paediatric Anaesthesia
British Consensus Guidelines on Intravenous Fluid Therapy for Adult Surgical Patients
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NAP 3-Complications of Central Neuraxial Blockade 2009
WHO Surgical Safety Checklist 2009
The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), in collaboration with a multiprofessional expert reference group, has adapted the checklist for use in England and Wales.
Management of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults 2008
Infection Control in Anaesthesia 2008
AAGBI safety guideline
Ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the epidural space 2008
Interventional procedure overview of ultrasound-guided regional nerve block 2008
Blood Transfusion and the Anaesthetist 2008
Updated guidelines from the AAGBI
Head injury: Triage, assessment, investigation and early management of head injury in infants, children and adults 2007
Updated guidelines from NICE
Syringe labelling in critical care areas 2004
June 2004 update
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued a clinical guideline on the use of routine preoperative tests in elective (pre-planned) surgery for children and adults. Every year around 5 million elective surgical procedures are performed by the NHS in England. Carrying out lots of preoperative tests can lead to unnecessary delays or cancellation of operations as well as inconvenience and discomfort to patients because of ‘false positive’ test results. The NICE guideline will ensure that no matter where people live in England and Wales, they can be confident that the health professionals caring for them have clear recommendations about the tests that should and should not be carried out.
- NICE clinical guideline on preoperative tests to improve patient care
Checking anaesthetic equipment 2012
The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland have released a new checklist for anaesthetic equipment.
- Checking anaesthetic equipment
- Checklist for anaesthetic equipment (2012) Laminated Sheet
NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance No.49 on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters.
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Anaesthesia and sedation in remote areas
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