Obstetric Anaesthesia Teaching CD-ROMs: 2010


Obstetric Anaesthesia Teaching CD-ROMs: 2010


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This is a two disc set of superb teaching material relating to Obstetric Anaesthesia

Obstetric Anaesthesia Teaching CD-ROMs: 2010


These discs are available at no cost to the anaesthesia providers in low income countries. To obtain a set, send an email with your postal address to the Administrative Secretary, Ruth Hooper,  using the Contact link at the top right hand corner of the page.

Disc One:

  1. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (IJOA) 1991-2007 in PDF file format with searchable index
  2. Complete set of back copies of the only international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to obstetric anaesthesia.

 Disc Two:


  1. Videocast version of the OAA Three Day Course in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia held in London, Nov 2008
    • PDF copy of abstract book
    • The Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA) is the largest and foremost international society dedicated to promoting the highest standards of anaesthetic practice in the care of mother and baby. The OAA and its membership have a long history of supporting obstetric anaesthesia around the world including nations with under-resourced health care systems where maternal mortality and the provision of safe obstetric anaesthesia remain challenging problems.
    • Each year the OAA runs a flagship 3-day meeting in which leading specialists present cutting-edge lectures on a wide range of core and relevant topics in obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia, including aspects of maternal medicine and fetal well-being. Many areas of current clinical controversy are explored and addressed.
    • Whilst designed primarily for experienced anaesthetists with a commitment to obstetrics, this intensive course may also be of interest to trainee anaesthetists, anaesthetic practitioners, midwives and obstetricians.
  2. Video – “The Spread of Local Anaesthetic Solutions in the Glass Spine” by Dr Len Carrie (Oxford, UK) A valuable teaching aid – this video shows Dr Len Carrie’s classic glass spine and gives a vivid demonstration of the spread of spinal solutions after single-shot injections in different patient positions and also through a spinal catheter. 
  3. OAA Patient Information Leaflet: “Pain relief in labour”
    In English and 30 other language translations. This leaflet is designed to give mothers and their partners some idea about the pain of labour and what can be done to relieve it. It uses clear patient-friendly language to discuss the options for analgesia in labour (Simple Methods, TENS, Entonox, Pethidine, Epidurals) and is available in many different languages. 
  4. OAA Patient Information Leaflet: “Your anaesthetic for Caesarean section” In English and 15 other language translations This leaflet covers the practical aspects of anaesthesia for Caesarean section including:
    • the advantages and disadvantages of regional anaesthesia including CSE
    • The advantages and disadvantages of general anaesthesia
    • Post-operative analgesia after Caesarean section
  5. OAA Patient Information Leaflet: “Epidural Information Card” 
    • In English and 20 other language translations
    • A two-sided card which can be laminated and kept in labour rooms so that women who lack knowledge about epidurals can read it during the early stages of labour when they are more able to understand the information.
    • The first side briefly explains the epidural procedure, and the reverse includes a table with  risks of regional anaesthesia
  6. OAA Anaesthesia “Phrase Card” 
    • In English and 8 foreign language translations (as at April 2009)  
    • These phrase cards are designed to be printed double-sided, one for regional and one for general anaesthesia. They will aid communication in the urgent situation with no interpreter available.
  7. WFSA “Tutorial of the Week” (Obstetric Anaesthesia) Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW) is an educational project supported by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and provides a weekly web-based tutorial on a wide range of anaesthetic subjects. The primary aim of ATOTW is to support providers of anaesthesia in regions with limited             resources and access to educational materials but we are also aware that by producing an up-to-date, evidence based review article, ATOTW has become popular with anaesthetists throughout the world at all levels of practice.
  8. WFSA publication “Update in Anaesthesia” 
    • Volumes 22 – 23 – 24 – 25
    • Update in Anaesthesia is the official education journal of the WFSA. First published in 1992, the aim of this journal has always been to provide clear, concise and clinically relevant overview articles for anaesthetists working with limited resources around the world.
    • A particular emphasis has been to provide ongoing learning and support for anaesthetists practising in countries where facilities for clinical practice and educational development are scarce.
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