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Stage 1 and 2 Neuroanaesthesia

Positioning for Neurosurgery

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.

15.9.2 (E) Analyses the risks and benefits of available anaesthetic techniques for differing neuroscience procedures including TIVA, processed EEG, neurophysiological monitoring, awake testing, and the implications of patient positioning.


Anaesthesia in the prone position

National Guidance/Standards

Neuro Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society | Risks Associated with Prone Positioning during General Anaesthetic

Online Resources

Positioning for neuroanaesthesia, risks, methods

NACCS Webinars & Video

19/5/2017 9.00 Reducing perioperative complications – postoperative visual loss

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