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PainSolve Link

PainSolve is a research focused community for all those interested in tackling the burden of pain

Researchers and healthcare professionals will have to register on the PainSolve website.

(Notes from EFIC – 9/9/17)

Acute pain (American definition)

  • physiological response to noxious stimulus
  • sudden in onset

Consequences of acute pain

  • Personal suffering
  • Reduced physiological function
  • Maladaptive behaviour
  • Reduced productivity
  • Progression to chronic pain
  • Burden to family, work, society and economy

Dilemmas of therapy

  • Side effects of existing drugs
  • Treatment is not mechanism-based

Local Anaesthesia for Venous Cannulation

A simple procedure to reduce / eliminate the pain of an intravenous cannulation.

This video shows how to painlessly insert a large bore intravenous device after injection of local anaesthetic into the skin.

The patient involved gave her consent to take and show this video.

Why isn't everyone doing it?

(Published with permission of the author: Dr M. Mackenzie.)

Video: Your Operation at East Surrey Hospital

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

If you are having an elective procedure at East Surrey Hospital, this video will guide you through your journey with us. (Directed by Dr Peter Odor; Voice over by Janey Adams)

1. Surgical outpatients appointment; 2. Pre-assessment appointment; 3. The day of your operation

4. Going for your surgery; 5. Recovery after your surgery

Link: Anaesthetic Crisis Handbook - Download free as pdf, Version 2.6, June 2018

Created by Adam Hollingworth who has kindly agreed the publication of his work here.

It is a quick reference guide for anaesthetic emergencies (incl. Airway, Cardiac, Metabolic, Obstetric causes):

Paediatric emergency drug calculator

Drug calculator for paediatric emergencies covering drugs for cardiac arrests, anticonvulsants and CNS drugs, muscle relaxants and intubation drugs and infusions on an A4 sheet.

Calculation of all weight related driug doses. Beware different ampoules with different doses and concentrations may be available.

Avoid too much anesthesia for major surgery (created by Dr BL Friedberg)

Prior to the 1996 FDA approval of the BIS® brain monitor, the only numbers anesthesiologists had available to determine the level of anesthesia were heart rate (HR) or blood pressure (BP) changes. When the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) studied the anesthesia records of patients who experienced awareness and recall under anesthesia, at least half of those records showed no changes in either HR or BP with which to alert their anesthesiologist. This should not be a surprising finding. HR and BP changes reflect the bottom of the brain (brain stem) functions. As the ASA study showed, HR and BP are unreliable guides to higher brain responses.

All the presentations from the pain teaching for midwives on 20th April 2018 under "Read More".

Created by Drs Jan Elina Syrrakou, Agata Kapuscinska and Jan Rudiger

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