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WFSA Anaesthesia Tutorials are making learning easy and accessible for everyone: Inside the ATOTW project

Maytinee Lilaonitkul, Co-editor in Chief writes about why she got involved with Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW) and what's next for the project

The concept behind Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW) is simple - we value the importance of lifelong self-education and believe in making the process of learning easily and freely accessible for all anaesthesia providers around the world. This is the foundation on which the WFSA’s flagship publication was started over a decade ago in . . .

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January 07, 2016

Ketamine: winning the battles but still fighting the war

As the World Health Organisation again recommends against the international control of ketamine, we speak to top relief agency pharmacists about the effects of international control of drugs on those who need it most

“Any level of scheduling poses a risk that supplies of quality ketamine will not be available when it’s needed to treat patients in the field.”
– Stéphanie Arsac-Janvier, Head Pharmacist at the International Committee of the Red Cross

On Tuesday the World Health Organisation's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) again found that . . .

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December 10, 2015

#KetamineIsMedicine

Ketamine, global health, and why China’s push to pass international legislation will endanger millions of patients

On 9th-11th December 2015 the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will meet in Vienna to discuss changes to the scope of control of substances and whether or not ketamine should be restricted internationally. This push for policy change stems from the illicit production and abuse of ketamine in China.

Many people would assume . . .

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December 02, 2015

The importance of sharing knowledge to expand Intensive Care globally

A conversation with Dr Subramani Kandasamy, Programme Head in Vellore, India

Improving education is one fundamental way of ensuring more patients around the world have access to safe and affordable anaesthesia when they need it. Over the past month, we have spoken to young anaesthesiologists who have been trained through WFSA Fellowship programmes. However, it is important to think about the wider team that make these . . .

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November 12, 2015

From Dar es Salaam to Dubai

Dr Karima Khalid shares her learning experiences in Dubai

This week we spoke to Dr Karima Khalid who was funded by the WFSA to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia and Analgesia in Dubai this year. The course consisted of 5 sessions, which were specifically designed to introduce young anaesthesiologists to different aspects of regional anaesthesia.

Dr Khalid is from Tanzania and . . .

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October 28, 2015

Uniting anaesthesia providers around the world

We really can unite for change!

Last week you might have seen the launch of our Safe Anaesthesia For EverybodY – Today (SAFETY) campaign on World Anaesthesia Day. You might have seen it all over social media and for longer than the intended day itself - that’s because it went global!

Thousands of anaesthesiologists from countries in every continent and corner of the world . . .

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October 26, 2015

#WorldAnaesthesiaDay is a day to support #change

Join our social media campaign!

These days, there’s a ‘day’ for everything. In the next seven days alone you can look forward to World Toy Camera Day, Nut Day and countless others. However, for the WFSA, patients across the globe, and their families, the most import is World Anaesthesia Day - celebrated on 16th October every year.

World Anaesthesia Day celebrates the . . .

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October 16, 2015

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