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Stage 1 and 2 Neuroanaesthesia

Anaesthesia for Elective Cranial Surgery – Overview 

Published on 17 March, 2022

Last modified on March 25th, 2022

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13.9.14 Provides safe anaesthetic care to ASA 1-3 adults for simple elective and emergency intracranial, spinal and neuroradiology procedures under local supervision.

HiLLO 12: Doctors specialising in Intensive Care Medicine understand the special needs of, and are competent to manage patients with neurological diseases, both medical and those requiring surgery, which will include the management of raised intracranial pressure, central nervous system infections and neuromuscular disorders.

HiLLO 7: Specialists in Intensive Care Medicine can provide pre-operative resuscitation and optimisation of patients, deliver post-operative clinical care including optimising their physiological status, provide advanced organ system support and manage their pain relief.

HiLLO 10: Intensive Care Medicine specialists will have developed the necessary skills of induction of anaesthesia, airway control, care of the unconscious patient and understanding of surgery and its physiological impact on the patient.

Review Articles

Update on anaesthesia for craniotomy Current Opinion in Anesthesiology 26(5), 2013, 517-522

The use of scalp block in paediatric patients 2012, 2, 70-73

National Guidance/Standards

Centre for Perioperative Care – Frailty Guideline

e-learning

SNACC – Problem based learning: craniotomy

Scalp block YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mTEa7ZdM_g

NACCS Webinars & Video

18/3/2017 13.30 Enhanced recovery pathways for cranial surgery

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