Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is an educational journal for those associated with anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine
September’s issue of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care offers readers a variety of articles to choose from. This issue’s cover note examines fibreoptics in anaesthesia and intensive care and one of our editorials, written by ASA President Dr Guy Christie-Taylor, discusses the hot issue of revalidation for anaesthetists. This is sparked by a Special Article written by Previous President of ANZCA, Dr Lindy Roberts, who has provided a review examining the implications of international revalidation models for Australian anaesthetists.
September also features a Review by Green et al on cognitive function, quality of life and mental health in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Looking at the range of Original Papers this issue, we have a study that was undertaken to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of our enteral feeding protocol after paediatric cardiac surgery, a retrospective cohort study to determine the impact of increasing overnight ICU registrar staffing on duration of intubation of elective cardiac surgery patients, and an online questionnaire taken by Australian and New Zealand intensive care doctors to examine the utility of Personal Values Report for medical decision-making – to name a few!
In addition, we have an Audit by Sundararajan et al that aimed to determine the proportion of patients with traumatic brain injury who received effective anti-seizure prophylaxis.
Looking for something a tad briefer? Our Correspondence section offers a variety of shorter reads to spark your interest. Qian et al looks at a new ultrasound-guided dorsal penile nerve block technique for circumcision in children, while Ng et al conducted a prospective cohort study of the current sedation practices for patients undergoing endobronchial ultrasound examination. The functional and quality-of-life outcomes in older survivors of an Australian ICU are investigated by Holbeach et al, while overseas, the workforce shortages, heavy workloads and sudden deaths of anaesthetists in China have been examined by Weng et al.
September also offers readers three new book reviews for those looking for some educational hours by the fireside.
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