Curriculum Resources

Stage 1 and 2 Neuroanaesthesia

Anaesthesia for Spinal Surgery

Published on 17 March, 2022

Last modified on March 18th, 2024

Curriculum Reference

13.9.9 Recognises, mitigates against risks and manages complications relating to patient positioning during surgery, including reference to the obese patient.

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 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.


Anaesthetic care for surgical management of idiopathic adolescent scoliosis. BJA Education 19(7) 232-237 (2019)

Anaesthesia for major spinal surgery CEACCP 14(4) 147-152 (2014)

Airway management in patients with suspected or confirmed traumatic spinal cord injury: a narrative review of current evidence

Systematic review period pain management after complex spinal surgery

National Guidance/Standards

British association of spine surgeons – NICE guidelines for spinal conditions


SNACC Neuroanaesthesia classroom – Anaesthesia for spine surgery

NACCS Webinars & Video

18/3/2017 13.30 enhanced recovery after spinal surgery

Upcoming events

Anaesthesia for spinal surgery – update. May 9th NACCS ASM Birmingham

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