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Nov 12, 2018

What is "Point of care ultrasound" or POCUS? What is the usefulness of ultrasound? Have the boundaries of this application been reached yet? How do you get started with point of care ultrasound? The websites mentioned in this piece are: and

Monty Mythen and...

Nov 10, 2018

Where are we with the journey from Enhanced Recovery (ER) to Perioperative Medicine? Is it fair to characterise the latter as "Enhanced Recovery v2.0"? Mike Grocott explains how the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have set up a plan for "perioperative care" going forward. Does this terminology, "perioperative...

Nov 9, 2018

How important is 'expectation management' in pediatrics? What could the usefulness of cannabis be as a way of reducing reliance on opioids? Is research in this area growing?

Desiree Chappell and Mike Grocott interview their guest Myron Yaster, Children's Hospital Colorado.

Nov 8, 2018

Recognising and treating pain in children has gone through significant change over the years, this is a trend that looks set to continue. With a focus upon Enhanced Recovery (ER), what are the pathways for the pediatric patient? Should we be looking more at opioid reduction rather than opioid avoidance? How large a part...

Nov 7, 2018

The conversation from part 1 continues with questions such as; what specific anaesthesia protocols do you use? Is there room in this context to consider a drug diversion programme? Is phenylephrine a good choice for these procedures?

There is also a special mention for The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and...