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New draft for member consultation: Management of glucocorticoids for patients with adrenal insufficiency during the peri-operative period

16. November 2018 - 11:44
Fri, 16/11/2018

Management of glucocorticoids for patients with adrenal insufficiency during the peri-operative period guideline is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members. Please read the draft and submit comments to workingparties@aagbi.org.

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New draft for member consultation: Checklist for draw-over anaesthetic equipment – 2018

16. November 2018 - 11:39
Fri, 16/11/2018

Checklist for draw-over anaesthetic equipment – 2018 guideline is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members. Please read the draft and submit comments to workingparties@aagbi.org.

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Joint position statement in support of reopening the Associate Specialist grade

13. November 2018 - 18:03
Tue, 13/11/2018

This position statement sets out the view of The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists that the grade of Associate Specialist should be reopened to new entrants based on workforce need.

This statement will be:

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Anaesthesia journal article of the year award

13. November 2018 - 14:10
Mon, 05/11/2018

The Association of Anaesthetists, the journal Anaesthesia and Wiley are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the 3rd Annual Anaesthesia article of the year award, which recognises the best original article published in Anaesthesia from the previous year. The award is presented to the lead author of the stand-out paper of the year, as awarded by a panel of Anaesthesia editors and Association board members.

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Professor William Mapleson 1926-2018

3. November 2018 - 14:04
Sat, 03/11/2018

The Association of Anaesthetists is sad to hear the news that Professor William (Bill) Mapleson peacefully passed away on the evening of 31 October aged 92 years. Professor Mapleson was a giant of Anaesthesia and is probably best known by all anaesthetists for his classification of respiratory circuits, but his contributions to the science of anaesthesia was so much greater as recognised by the award of the Association's Sir Ivan Magil Gold medal in 2002, one of only seven recipients of this honour.

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New draft for member consultation: Infection prevention and control

27. September 2018 - 9:32
Thu, 27/09/2018 Infection prevention and control guideline is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members.

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Sub-Saharan Africa: 11,000 potentially fatal anaesthetic accidents could be prevented every year by access to a simple breathing monitor

26. September 2018 - 16:00
Wed, 26/09/2018

A new study, the Global Capnography Project (GCAP), published 26 September 2018, in the journal Anaesthesia, has clearly identified the need for middle and low-income countries to have access to a simple and life-saving method of monitoring a patient’s breathing, called capnography, in operating theatres and in intensive care units.

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Anaesthetists and intensive care doctors encouraged to take part in survey about suicide risk within their professions

10. September 2018 - 8:40
Mon, 10/09/2018

To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September 2018), the Association of Anaesthetists is encouraging anaesthetists and intensive care doctors in the UK and Republic of Ireland to take part in a survey to find out more about their experience of suicide within their professions.

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Survey highlights risk to babies and children in intensive care units

15. August 2018 - 16:32
Wed, 15/08/2018

Recommendations to implement standardised monitoring of breathing in intensive care units have not been put into practice consistently following a 2011 landmark study

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