"Issue 66"

Kids Save Lives – ERC position statement on school children’s education in CPR. “Hands that help – Training children is training for life”

Kids Save Lives – ERC position statement on school children’s education in CPR. “Hands that help – Training children is training for life”

Bernd W. Böttiger, MD, ML, DEAA, FESC, FERC
Director Science and Research, European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
Chairman, German Resuscitation Council (GRC)
Professor and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
University Hospital of Cologne
bernd.boettiger@uk-koeln.de

Anaesthesiologists – together with many other specialists, societies, healthcare providers, teachers, and politicians – can save 100,000 additional lives every year in Europe, and more than 300,000 lives worldwide.

Moderate to deep procedural sedation: a safety challenge for anaesthesiologists

Moderate to deep procedural sedation: a safety challenge for anaesthesiologists

Chief editor note: With this interesting paper we are initiating a new rubric, CONTROVERSIES, dealing with topics that are not part of the general consensus in our profession. We invite our members and readers to send us their opinions about the place of a non-anaesthesiologist in the field of sedation outside the operating room.

T. A. Knape
jknape@umcutrecht.nl

Risks of Sedation

Moderate and deep procedural sedation, like general anaesthesia, are very useful techniques

Protective Ventilation with Higher versus Lower PEEP during General Anesthesia for Surgery in Obese Patients (PROBESE): An ESA CTN Trial

Protective Ventilation with Higher versus Lower PEEP during General Anesthesia for Surgery in Obese Patients (PROBESE): An ESA CTN Trial

Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden
mgabreu@uniklinikum-dresden.de

Introduction

Postoperative respiratory failure, particularly after surgery under general anaesthesia, adds to the morbidity and mortality of surgical patients. Anaesthesiologists inconsistently use positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and recruitment manoeuvers in the

The production pressure and the anaesthesiologist – how do we perform?

The production pressure and the anaesthesiologist – how do we perform?

Gabriel M. Gurman
Chief Editor
gurman@bgu.ac.il

It has been a long time since hospital administrations, all over the world, found out that the operating room (OR) represents a genuine financial source, rather than an embarrassing place of work, full of demands and high wages.

This “discovery” led almost instantaneously to a sustained campaign of increasing the OR performance by increasing not only the number of active hours but also the efficiency of the staff per unit of time. This phenomenon was named “production pressure” and it was clearly documented in the classical paper of Gaba et al.

The Operating Room as the Motor of Vital Function Care

The Operating Room as the Motor of Vital Function Care

Chief editor’s note: This paper, based on some discussions in the framework of our last Euroanaesthesia, discusses a very important issue, related to anaesthesiologists’ involvement in the field of emergency medicine. Our readers are invited to contribute to the Newsletter by sending us their opinions on this important topic. This certainly has improved access to urgent care in many countries. However, it is still not yet clear how Emergency Medicine as a standalone specialty would fit into already highly developed Central and Northern European care systems where

Karl Thies on behalf of ESA Scientific Subcommittee 10
kthies@gmail.com

Over the past 20 years Emergency Medicine

Story of Dunja Mihajlovic

Story of Dunja Mihajlovic

Dunja Mihajlovic
dunjamihajlovic@hotmail.com

My name is Dunja Mihajlovic; I work at the Emergency Centre at the Clinical Centre of Vojvodina in Novi Sad as a specialist in anaesthesiology, reanimation, and intensive care.

My story begins during the last year of my training in anaesthesiology, in the autumn of 2014, on a regular working day, with my colleague Dr Arsen Uvelin. I expected to pass the specialist exam in the near future and he had passed his the year before, so we were sharing our opinions about the education system of anaesthesia trainees in Serbia. He told me about an amazing experience that he had at Utrecht University Medical Centre, as one of the winners of the ESA trainee exchange

First feedback on the new ESA Mentorship Programme: a great start!

First feedback on the new ESA Mentorship Programme: a great start!

Claude Meistelman (Mentorship programme leader)
c.meistelman@chru-nancy.fr

Jaume Canet (mentor)
jcanet54@gmail.com

Vincenzo Russotto (mentee)
vinrussotto@gmail.com

The idea of the ESA Mentorship Programme was born a few years ago on behalf of the Research Committee. The basic idea was to create support for young potential researchers. If some of them are already working in well-structured groups, it is obvious that other trainees do not benefit from such support and do not have access to defined research

Heritage Days in Brussels

Heritage Days in Brussels

Alina Rotaru on behalf of ESA
communication@esahq.org

The ESA office located on 24 rue des Comédiens in Brussels was happy to be part of the Heritage Days of Brussels organized on the 17th and 18th of September.

We were pleased and honoured to accept the invitation of the City of Brussels to participate in this event, which was dedicated this year to the recycling of styles. Maybe many of our members are not aware of it, as it has been a while since we published articles related to this subject, but the ESA office in Brussels is located in a beautiful 19th century Maison de Maître, a historically-listed house, built in 1898 by architect Albert Dumont. A renowned architect of his time, Albert Dumont created several important buildings in Brussels and Belgium and

Minutes General Assembly 2016

Minutes General Assembly 2016

The General Assembly of the ESA took place in the ExCel International Exhibition Centre in London, on Sunday 29 May 2016 during the Euroanaesthesia 2016 congress of the society. The meeting was chaired by Zeev Goldik, ESA President.

1. Welcome and approval of the minutes of the 2015 General Assembly

The minutes of the General Assembly on 31 May 2015 in Berlin are approved.

2. Presentation of new Council members

The following Council members have been appointed starting their term on 1st April 2016:
Macedonia: Mirjana Shoscholcheva
Estonia: Juri Karjagin
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Jasmina Smajic