Webinar: Combining and monitoring anaesthesia techniques to optimise patient’s outcome

Scientific Faculty


Prof. Kai Zacharowski

President European Society of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care,

Director & Clinical Head of Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Therapy, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany



Prof. Xavier Capdevila

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Head of Department, President of the French college of Anaesthetists/Intensivists Montpellier University, School of Medicine


Prof. Berthold Bein

Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and Head of Department at Asklepius Hospital Hamburg – Germany


Scientific Support

Dr. Diogo Sobreira Fernandes

Anaesthesiology Consultant at Centro Hospitalar da Póvoa do Varzim e Vila do Conde –Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal


Target Audience

  • Every anaesthesiologist working in theatre and caring for patients in any surgical discipline!
  • Anaesthetists and Residents in training performing general anaesthesia combined with an epidural, continuous spinal or nerve blocks


Key points

  • Reducing postoperative complications
  • optimal perioperative anaesthesia management
  • The rationale of the stress-free anaesthesia revisited
  • The patient-tailored anaesthesia in a patient-centred care management
  • The opioid-sparing anaesthetic management
  • The limitation of postoperative pain chronification
  • The rationale of the depth of anaesthesia monitoring (BIS, Entropy) and depth of analgesia monitoring (SPI) during combined procedures
  • Some pivotal findings from major studies
  • A concept of getting the most out of the two monitoring devices


About this webinar

Anaesthesiological preparation starts already weeks prior planned surgery. This approach is still very rare although patient outcome can be significantly changed in a positive manner. This webinar addresses the topic of general anaesthesia combined with regional (epidural) anaesthesia



  • Personalized medicine
  • Outcome
  • Stress free anaesthesia and analgesia
  • The era of opioid –sparing anaesthesia
  • Additional benefits of local anaesthetics
  • Depth of anaesthesia monitoring (BIS, Entropy): benefits pitfalls
  • Depth of analgesia (Stress) monitoring (SPI): benefits pitfalls
  • The additional value of combining both monitoring devices during a combined anaesthetic


Learning Objectives

This webinar will enable anaesthesiologists to:

  • Value preoperative personalized medicine
  • Associate RA and GA intraoperatively in order to limit hypotension episodes and inflammatory response
  • Use RA for opioid-sparing anaesthesia and analgesia
  • Choose the RA for postoperative pain relief
  • Interpret BIS/Entropy-values in the context of simultaneous SPI readings


Affective skills acquired after attending to this Webinar

The participants are aware of:

  • The use of RA combined with GA is possible
  • The meaning of BIS/Entropy and SPI readings


The participant will be able to:

  • How to better use RA and GA. What are the best techniques.
  • See the impact of RA in an opioid-sparing anaesthesia program
  • Appreciate the interest of RA in the postoperative period
  • Proper interpretation of BIS/Entropy/SPI readings


Needs analysis

  • The importance of RA/GA association for opioid-sparing anaesthesia/analgesia should be highlighted
  • RA/GA improve intraoperative patient’s comfort and optimize postoperative analgesia
  • The importance of depth of anaesthesia monitoring is still not widely recognized (max. 25% of all GA procedures monitored throughout Europe)
  • The advantages of the depth of analgesia monitoring are mostly unknown


Technical Settings

This webinar is available on PC, Tablet and Smartphone.

For the best viewing experience, a high-speed internet connection is required.


This webinar is sponsored by GE Healthcare and Aspen