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WSM, Trainee Conference and Annual Congress
High-quality anaesthesia education, in an interactive, bite-size format
Restarting Planned Surgery
Saturday 6 June
Patient Blood Management (PBM) after the COVID-19 surge
Tuesday 23 June
We are offering a complimentary membership package to any anaesthetist returning to the NHS as a result of COVID-19
Members receive a free subscription as part of their benefits package
We are providing current information and signposting to other sources in a rapidly changing situation.
There are three vacancies for election to the Association’s Board, and we would like to encourage all full members to consider standing for election.
We've provided a list of emergency contacts for anyone in need of immediate help
Saturday 1 February 2020
The coronavirus is now in the UK. Early reports suggest it spreads and presents similar to SARS with flu like symptoms and respiratory failure. Anaesthetists are particularly at risk as these patients present for intubation. Lessons from the Toronto SARS outbreak in 2003 indicate that many staff infections occurred during intubation and at the early stages of the outbreak when personal attention may have been less rigorous.
In at risk patients, we highlight attention to hand washing, gloving, masks, and changes to intubation practice.
We direct all anaesthetists to the editorial in the BJA from Toronto with lessons learned. In at risk patients, we highlight attention to hand washing, gloving, masks, and changes to intubation practice. We recognise the viruses are different but some of the implications for practitioners may well be the same.
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