lgkevin has written 12 posts for AnaesthesiaWest

Visit the Ether Dome

I hope our recent Anaesthesia History session inspired some interest in the noble (and not so noble!) origins of our speciality.  The ‘Ether Dome’, where WTG Morton first demonstrated ether anesthesia to an audience of doctors and medical students is a real place, is essentially unchanged since October 16th 1846, and is a must-see for … Continue reading

NAP4 report on airway catastrophes

Have you had a highly challenging airway situation in the ICU or the emergency department?  Did it lead to a major adverse event?  If so you are not alone, as the NAP4 report demonstrates: http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/index.asp?PageID=1089 Although there is no denominator, and a direct comparison with operating theatre events was not a purpose of the report, … Continue reading