Effect of Intraoperative Handovers of Anesthesia Care on Mortality, Readmission, or Postoperative Complications Among AdultsThe HandiCAP Randomized Clinical Trial
Among adults undergoing extended surgical procedures, there was no significant difference between the patients randomized to receive handover of anesthesia care from one clinician to another, compared with the no handover group, in the composite primary outcome of mortality, readmission, or serious postoperative complications within 30 days.
Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Development of John Gibbon’s Heart-Lung Machine
Steady progress has been made in cardiopulmonary bypass in the decades since it was first conceived of by Gibbon. Despite the constant evolution of cardiopulmonary bypass techniques and attempts to minimize their complications, it is still essential that clinicians respect the particularities of each patient's physiological function.
Position Paper on Global Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Education and Educational Agenda for the Future: A Statement From the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization ECMOed Taskforce
Significant variability and limitations in global extracorporeal membrane oxygenation education exist. In this position paper, we outline a road map for standardizing international extracorporeal membrane oxygenation education and practitioner certification.
Development of the Adult ECMO Specialist Certification Examination
It is anticipated that ECMO facilities and ECMO service providers will incorporate the certiﬁcation examination as part of their process improvement, safety, and quality assurance plans.
Nothing Soft about ‘Soft Skills’: Core Competencies in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Education and Practice
The study findings are encouraging in that they demonstrate that these two education programmes had positive effects at different levels.
Education and Scientific Dissemination during the Covid-19 Pandemic
This editorial outlines how education and scientific dissemination at the Association of Anaesthetists has continued throughout the pandemic, as well as exploring likely future directions for such activities.