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Stage 3 Neuroanaesthesia / Advanced Neurocritical Care

Anaesthesia for Ventricular Shunt Surgery

Published on 17 March, 2022

Last modified on March 30th, 2022

Curriculum Reference


15.9.1 It is important to engage in a shared decision-making process with patients to discuss the risks and benefits of scheduled or elective major vascular surgery. Details should be explained to the patient in an appropriate setting and in language they can understand. Patient information materials should
be made available to support the patient’s decision with regard to choices on anaesthesia and analgesia.

15.9.2 Deliver safe perioperative care to adults requiring elective intracranial surgery both supratentorial and infratentorial including craniotomies for vascular lesions, pituitary surgery.

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

Perioperative management of hydrocephalus – BJA Education

National Guidance/Standards

Practice guideline: idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: response to shunting and predictors of response: report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology Clinical Practice Guidelines

Subspecialty/InternationalGguidance (e.g. SNACC)

SNACC Perioperative Management of Adult Patients With External Ventricular drain

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