The ESAIC Podcast series covers all the aspects of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, aimed at different targets. ESAIC Podcasts will be made available via a release schedule, presented below.

Podcasts are free to listen/download via the ESAIC website and made available via the various streaming websites. The podcasts that are falling under the ‘ESAIC Talks’ theme will be reserved for ESAIC Members only and requires the audience to log into their MyESAIC Account before they are able to listen/download the episode.

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Extremes of anaesthesia for non-bariatric surgery in the patients with obesity 14 November 2023
Wellbeing in anaesthesia and intensive care05 December 2023
Focus on Brain Health: 10 key learning points to takeaway from the Focus on Brain Health Initiative26 December 2023

*Special Episode* Celebrating World Patient Safety Day 2023: Healthcare is, above all else, a human interaction

Jamie Thomas King is an experienced actor in film, television and stage and a devoted student of yoga and meditation for more than twenty years. After the preventable death of his second son, Benjamin, Jamie’s deep respect for self-care, spiritual guidance, and human connection propelled him into the world of patient safety advocacy and to share his family’s tragic story for the greater good of healthcare. Jamie regularly teaches our Patient Safety and Quality Masterclass and will be there for the next edition in Madrid on 9 – 11 October. He was also a patient advocate at the joint ESAIC/multi-society EU Summit on Patient Safety in 2020.

This podcast is part of our month-long focus on patient safety and follows the World Patient Safety Day theme:

“Elevate the voice of patients!”

"WHO calls on all stakeholders to take necessary action to ensure that patients are involved in policy formulation, are represented in governance structures, are engaged in co-designing safety strategies, and are active partners in their own care. This can only be achieved by providing platforms and opportunities for diverse patients, families, and communities to raise their voice, concerns, expectations and preferences to advance safety, patient centeredness, trustworthiness, and equity.”

17 September 2023
Patient Safety and Simulation (Changing Landscapes, Innovation, Opportunities)

It’s been over 30 years since “To Err is Human” highlighted the scale of preventable harm in healthcare and so far change has been slow but it has been happening even though there is still a long way to go. What are the greatest obstacles to change? What dogma has been the most difficult to overcome? What have been the most notable advancements in the field? Join our host Alex Rawlings in an in depth discussion with Prof. Doris Østergaard and find out more.

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12 September 2023
Challenging Dogmas: Awake extubation is safer and easier in children

For many decades the tenet that all children should be extubated awake had prevailed in paediatric anaesthesia. Nowadays, it is understood that the field is rather complex. In this episode, our Host, Dr Markus Stevens, will challenge the dogma of awake extubation in an in-depth discussion with Prof. Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg. Listen and find out more!

08 August 2023
ESAIC Talks: EA2023 Best Abstract Prize Competition-Interview with the winners

In this episode, our Host, Prof. Fabio Guarracino discuss with the winners of the Best Abstract Prize Competition which took place this June, in Glasgow, within the framework of Euroanaesthesia 2023. Listen to Dr. Paul Garcia (first prize), Dr Lada Lijovic (second prize) and Dr Simone Kagerbauer (third prize) talk about their presented abstracts and learn more on three highly interesting topics.

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11 July 2023
Industry Corner: Intraoperative hypotension when using Hypotension Prediction Index software during major non-cardiac surgery

In recent decades, an association between intraoperative hypotension and adverse patient outcomes has become apparent. In this episode, our Host, Prof. Thomas Scheeren, from Edwards Lifesciences, Europe, will discuss with Prof. Bernd Saugel, lead investigator in EU-HyProtect registry, on Intraoperative hypotension when using Hypotension Prediction Index (HPI) software during major non-cardiac surgery. Listen and get informed on all the latest developments in the field!

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This episode is supported by Edwards Lifesciences

27 June 2023
Challenging Dogmas: Management of chronic diseases in the perioperative period

In this episode, our Host Dr Roberta Monzani will discuss challenging dogmas in the management of chronic diseases in the perioperative period, with Dr Joana Berger-Estilita. How to better prepare the patient for the surgical period? How the type and length of the surgery impacts the preparation? What about dealing with the smoking patient? What is the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and an interdisciplinary communication in the field? Listen to this podcast and find out more.

13 June 2023
Challenging Dogmas: Anaphylaxis and anaesthesia

What is a perioperative anaphylaxis? What drugs or allergens can cause anaphylaxis? What about anaphylaxis in children and in pregnancy? How can we recognize that we are facing an anaphylaxis? In this episode, our Host Prof. Daniela Ionescu will discuss with Prof. Paul Michel Mertes, on hot topics related to anaphylaxis in anaesthesia. Listen and get informed on all the latest developments in the field!

09 May 2023
ESAIC Talks: Sustainability -- Beyond Low Flow Anaesthesia

Sustainability, as a transversal concept, it’s a hot topic in many domains of public and private life. Its environmental dimension is specifically relevant to the domain of Anaesthesiology, with the carbon footprint of clinical practice in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care alone accounting for roughly 5% of the European emissions of greenhouse gases. How is the concept of sustainability translated in practice regarding Anaesthesiology? Which key actions should be taken to minimize the professional ecological footprint in Anaesthesia and Intensive care? Join our host Prof. Jan Hendrickx, and speaker Dr Patricio González-Pizarro in their discussion and get informed.

This episode is supported by

11 April 2023
Trainee Corner: EDAIC Part 1 Preparation

Every year, the “EDAIC Part 1” exam recruits around 3.000 candidates from about 90 countries worldwide. With the registrations for this year’s exam currently open, this episode provides valuable insights into the structure of the exams, the topics covered and the marking system, among others. Join our host Dr Igor Abramovich and our speaker Dr Nicolas Brogly in their discussion on the “EDAIC Part 1” exam and learn more.

28 March 2023
Ethical Dilemmas: A Matter of Justice - Ethical resource allocation in Anaesthesia and ICU

Which kind of resources can be classified as needing ethical allocation? Is expertise a resource? How availability of resources impacts practice in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia? Join our host Dr Paul McConnell and our speaker Dr Daniele Bryden in their discussion on ethical resource allocation, one of the key ethical issues in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.

07 March 2023
An Update on the EBA European Training Requirements
In this episode, our Host Dr Igor Abramovich will discuss the 2022 update on European Training Requirements (ETR) with Dr Krešimir Oremuš, who is the Secretary of the European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA). Listen and find out how knowledge and skills meet attitudes to build a future-proof anaesthesiologist in this new version!

31 January 2023
Guidelines on Neuromuscular Blockade
In November 2022 the Peri-operative management of neuromuscular blockade Guidelines was published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology.
For this episode, our host Prof. Peter Kranke is interviewing Prof. Thomas Fuchs-Buder, Chairman of the Task Force leading this publication to inquire why such a Guideline is still necessary in 2022.
What are the current barriers for practitioners to pick up the recent developments in pharmacology and monitoring into their practice? How do we implement the guidelines to maximise its impact? And finally, what are the main takeaways for the everyday busy clinician.
Listen now to find out more!

10 January 2023