The importance of civility in healthcare
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
1M ago
Dr Ramai Santhirapala, Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and RCoA Council member is joined by Dr Laura Askins, Senior specialist Dietician, and Dr Roopa McCrossan, Consultant Anaesthetist at James Cook University Hospital. In this episode, we discuss civility and incivility and their effects on workplace cultures and behaviour. Ramai, Laura and Roopa discuss what happens when we encounter incivility at work, and how we can make our working environments better, safer, and happier - just by being courteous and kind. This podcast will touch on sensitive issues including ..read more
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The Power of Observation
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
2M ago
In Episode 5 of the Heritage & Archives Series Sarah Ramsay talks to Simon Chadwick about how our perception of observation has changed over several generations of anaesthetists and how a trip to an art gallery can enhance our skills. The episode is chaired by Dr Maria Rollin, Chair of the Heritage and Archives Committee  and has been recorded to complement an article Dr Chadwick has written for the Spring 2024 Bulletin.   ..read more
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Simulation: Working with the new ASPiH standards
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
2M ago
In this Episode of Anaesthesia on Air, Dr Steffan Glaze, Dinwoodie Simulation Fellow at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, hosts a discussion about the new Standards for Simulation-based Practice from the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) with two of the authors, Professor Cristina Diaz-Navarro and Professor Makani Purva, alongside Professor Mary Mushambi, University Lead for Simulation at the University of Leicester. They share the creation process and aims of the new standards, changes from the previous iteration and potential applications within both practice and tea ..read more
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The perioperative management of patients with ME and Long COVID
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
3M ago
In this episode of Anaesthesia on Air Dr Anton Krige, RCoA Clinical Lead for ME/CFS, talks with Dr Charles Shepherd from the ME Association and Helen Baxter, a patient advocate for ME patients, about the College's latest patient information project ME/CFS and anaesthesia. They explore this poorly understood medical condition and the strategies that anaesthetists will find useful in managing these patients in the perioperative period.  ..read more
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Hypnotherapy and the anxious patient
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
4M ago
In this episode of Anaesthesia on Air Jenny Westaway, Chair of Patient Voices at RCoA, hosts a fascinating discussion with Dr Jane Boissiere, Dr Samantha Black, and Dr Paul Slater about Hypnotherapy in Anaesthesia. They discuss misunderstanding and misinformation around Clinical Hypnosis and the benefits of its use to help patient anxiety.  ..read more
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The History of Military Anaesthesia Part 2
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
4M ago
In Part 2 of the podcast Peter and Jag talk about the emerging threats from Iraq and Afghanistan which demanded a completely different approach and considerable clinical agility and innovation. Peter was the first UK Defence Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care (2008-16) and the conversation turns to the support he received from the RCoA, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Deaneries. Because of the nature of warfare the experience of the anaesthetists involved recorded here may sometimes be disturbing. The episode is chaired by Dr Anna Maria Rollin, Chair of the RCoA Heritage & ..read more
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Global Anaesthesia Series: Episode 4, Capacity Building in Surgical Care on Mercy Ships
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
5M ago
In this final part of our Global Anaesthesia podcast miniseries, Jan and Fi have the privilege to speak with Dr Michelle White who is a long-term volunteer for Mercy Ships. Michelle talks about her experience working in capacity Building on the ship and the delivery of surgical services in surgical care ..read more
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S3 Ep5: Hypnocommunication and the nocebo effect - Interview with Allan Cyna
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
6M ago
In this bitesized stocking-filler episode to end the year we interview Dr Allan Cyna, UK-trained and Australia-based specialist in paediatric anaesthesia and hypnocommunication. This interview was hosted by Duncan McMillan, RCoA Head of Content, at the May 2023 Anaesthesia annual conference in Birmingham, UK, and is a companion episode to our forthcoming roundtable discussion on hypnotherapy and the nocebo effect, which will be released in January. We hope our conversation with Allan whets your appetite for a deep dive into hypno communication in early 2024. In the meantime, have a restful h ..read more
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Anaesthetists and Aerospace Medicine
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
6M ago
In this episode of Anaesthesia on Air, Dr Mike Grocott hosts a fascinating discussion with Prof Thomas Smith, recently awarded the RCoA Macintosh Professorship, given 'in recognition of outstanding contributions to the wider field of anaesthesia in a senior academic or clinician' for his work in aerospace medicine ..read more
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Wellbeing and the anaesthetic trainer-trainee relationship
Royal College of Anaesthetists
by Royal College of Anaesthetists
6M ago
In this episode of Anaesthesia on Air, Dr Deidre Conway hosts a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation with Drs Nancy Redfern and Eoin Dore about wellbeing in the anaesthetic workplace and the particular dynamic between trainees and trainers. Amongst many other things Nancy, Eoin, and Deirdre discuss generational differences in work values, communication and honesty, self-care, and building a great environment for learning, drawing on their own experiences and the latest research and practices ..read more
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