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Newsletter 2022

Newsletter October 2022: Pain perception is more than just intensity

Juliane Sachau1, Manon Sendel1, Marie Péchard2, Kathrin Schnabel3, Iris Schmieg3, Terkia Medkour2, Laurent Ecochard4, Markus Woischnik5, Hiltrud Liedgens6, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn3, Didier Bouhassira2, Ralf Baron1 1Division of Neurological Pain Research and Therapy, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany 2Inserm U987, APHP, UVSQ, Paris-Saclay University, CHU Ambroise Paré, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France 3Department of Anaesthesiology, Intens...

Newsletter October 2022: Cricoid pressure in rapid sequence induction: Is it time to release the pressure?

Kean Seng Cheah “Are you pro or against cricoid pressure?” This was the exact question in a short debate among colleagues during our theatre tea break. Sellick first demonstrated cricoid pressure in cadavers to prevent reflux of gastric content from reaching the pharynx in a small case series in 1960¹. He later reported applying this technique in 26 high-risk patients, of which he found 23 patients did not report regurgitation before, during or after intubation. Three of his patients had r...

Newsletter October 2022: Resident Corner: Multi-Level Team Based Research in Anaesthesia: Medical Students Perspective and Experience

Marcelino Murillo MD, Ricardo Salamanca Parra, Sebastian Amaya MD, María José Andrade, Maria Alejandra Zuñiga, Laura Aponte Camacho, María Isabel Daza Morelli   As science is a subject in constant change, medical research plays an important role in the technological, social, diagnostic and therapeutic advances (1). All of the above allows objective decisions to be made aimed toward the maximum benefit of each patient in any population with evidence-based medicine. For these reasons, medica...

Newsletter October 2022: Training Exchange Programme Report

Sarah Galien Being a trainee in anaesthesia and intensive care, you quickly realise that in this speciality, maybe more than others, there are as many ways of doing things as there are different colleagues doing them. This is one of the reasons why I decided to apply for the trainee exchange programme (TEP), hoping for the possibility to see and learn something different and broaden my experience. I was also specifically curious about France, not only because I’m half French and wanted to reco...

Newsletter October 2022: What do you read, doctor?

Gabriel M.Gurman, MD Chief Editor Since the first days of my studies, I read medicine. First, there were textbooks for each of the disciplines taught at the university. As students, we used to hear during lectures about experimental and clinical studies, well known all over the world since they have been published in very esteemed and known medical journals, but our teachers never asked us to enlarge our knowledge by reading them. It was enough to get the main points, especially when the results...

Newsletter September 2022: ESAIC Patient Safety Education Program - Safer Care to Save Lives

Prof. Guy Haller The ESAIC is currently developing an extensive Patient Safety education programme, Safer Care to Save Lives. The ESAIC Essential Patient Safety Course (EPSC) is one part of this programme. It will be an online course aimed at providing key knowledge on patient safety. It is built on the basis of the overarching principles of the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology. It is a training pathway aimed at providing key knowledge on patient safety in acute setti...

Newsletter September 2022: Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety Evolution & impact over the last 12 years

Prof. Jannicke Mellin-Olsen ESAIC will be organising its first World Patient Safety Awareness week from 12 until 19 September 2022, coinciding with the celebration of World Patient Safety Day on 17 September. On this occasion, Marie-Hélène Lattes interviewed Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, ESAIC Patient Safety and Quality Committee member and the driving force of the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology. What are the main principles and aims of the Helsinki Declaration on Patien...

Newsletter September 2022: Enhancing patient safety in European anaesthesiology: the Peer Review in Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (PRiPSAIC) project

Alex Rawlings ESAIC Patient Safety and Simulation Project Manager As we start to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a golden opportunity to shape our practice for the future. With PRiPSAIC, the ESAIC takes the next step after the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology. PRiPSAIC works with industry partners, national societies of anaesthesiology and departments of anaesthesiology and intensive care to find and bring together ‘change champions’ and ambassadors for pa...

Newsletter September 2022: Patient Safety Simulation Masterclass - Innovation in challenging times brings new possibilities to light

Alex Rawlings ESAIC Patient Safety and Simulation Project Manager When faced with the problem of continuing valuable simulation training during the pandemic, the ESAIC had to look for innovative solutions.  We had previously collaborated with Madrid’s University Hospital of Alcorcón, and its experienced high-fidelity simulation centre IDEhA, for the 2017 ESAIC Simulation Masterclass on Procedural Sedation and Ventilation Techniques. IDEhA is a space for virtual training in a simulation and t...

Newsletter September 2022: The ESAIC Advanced Patient Safety Course - Creating ambassadors for Patient Safety

Alex Rawlings ESAIC Patient Safety and Simulation Project Manager The ESAIC Advanced Patient Safety Course is a new live course to teach patient safety tools to use in acute settings. We offer modern teaching using interactive group work and innovative 360-degree videos of key scenarios, followed by debriefing, to bring examples of critical situations to life.  The APSC forms a key part of the Safer Care to Save Lives Programme, an ESAIC Patient Safety Education programme. The Safer Care to Sa...