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Safe anaesthesia and respiratory solutions for limited resource settings

GUEST BLOG

Keeping safety centre stage in surgery

Published: 8 Sep 2017 Keeping safety centre stage in surgery

We are delighted to introduce Janet A Dewan, PhD CRNA, of Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Janet is our guest blogger this month and gives a frank account of the challenges faced by medical professionals working in low resource settings.

Rewarding work in Anaesthesia

Published: 7 Aug 2017 Rewarding work in Anaesthesia

Diamedica is delighted to introduce an anaesthetist called Hodo Aided from Al-Hayat teaching hospital in Somaliland. In her blog she describes some of the reasons she loves her job so much. 

It’s not a bomb – honest!

Published: 23 Jun 2017 It’s not a bomb – honest! Anaesthetist Dr Malcolm Savidge shares some of the challeges he faced in Nepal - not least his airport obstacles.

An anaesthetist’s adventure begins

Published: 26 May 2017 An anaesthetist’s adventure begins

In the first of a two part Guest Blog, anaesthetist Malcolm Savidge prepares to travel to Nepal for the first time.  

The place for draw-over anaesthesia

Published: 24 Apr 2017 The place for draw-over anaesthesia

Most of my colleagues today in the West have little or no experience of draw-over anaesthesia, writes Michael Carter. I saw an Epstein Mackintosh Oxford Ether vaporiser on elective in Nepal in 1976. At the end of my house jobs in Warwick I asked to do a year in Anaesthetics, and got the job without any interview. 15 months later I returned to Nepal with my Primary and Diploma, and used the EMO. I carried two empty E-size oxygen cylinders from Pokhara to Kathmandu for refills.