Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology

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About our society

The Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology (SAR) aims to promote safety and optimize the quality of anaesthesia provided to adults and children undergoing procedures involving radiological imaging.

Radiological imaging, both inside and outside of the operating theatre, has become integral to the diagnosis and management of many medical conditions in the 21st century. The Society’s mission is to provide an education and training resource for anaesthetists, radiologists, radiographers, radiology nurses and others working within this specialist area.

Over the past decade there has been a rapid increase in highly complex therapeutic procedures being performed by a variety of specialists utilizing radiological imaging; these are often performed in clinically unstable patients with significant co-morbidity. Anaesthetists, as a vital member of the clinical team, are uniquely placed to deliver high quality care to these patients. This stems from their experience of caring for patients in most areas of medicine including Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, ITU, Pain, Obstetrics, Paediatrics and General Medicine.

The Society will provide a forum for consultants, trainees and paramedical staff to discuss new techniques and procedures as well as to share ideas. Through this we intend to bring to the fore and consolidate the existing guidelines of the Royal Colleges and to help implement their recommendations.

AAGBI Working Party on safety and provision of Anaesthesia on MRI units including intra-operative MRI

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The SAR president, Dr Michael Boscoe, has been appointed the Royal College of Anaesthetists representative on the AAGBI Working Party on the safety and provision of Anaesthesia on MRI units including intra-operative MRI. Congratulations to our SAR president. SAR is contributing in setting standards in matters involving anaesthesia in radiological procedures.

ANAESTHETIC TEASER

Vocal cord polyp – Anaesthetist’s nightmare!

How about this video for a teaser. Dr Enwo managed this case on 19/12/2015. Any suggestions on the anaesthetic management of the resection of this polyp. The patient is 32 years old male with a history of steroid use for body building. He presented with chest pain and difficulty with breathing following which the physicians referred him to the ENT surgeon.

Course materials for the Pan London Anaesthesia Training Day 2015

Being an anaesthetist in IR

Announcement from the SAR President

 

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I am delighted to announce that Council of the Society has elected Dr Shane George as the incoming President from March 2016 following a closely contested ballot. Shane has served as Honorary Secretary since the Society was founded in 2011. He has held consultant posts at Royal Brompton and Harefield (London), John Radcliffe (Oxford) and currently at Papworth Hospital (Cambridge). He has set out an ambitious programme for the next two years we look forward to his inauguration at the 4th Scientific Meeting on 17 March 2016 at the Institute of Child Health in London.

Dr Michael Boscoe

Hon President

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges sedation document

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has just published
‘Safe Sedation Practice for Healthcare Procedures – Standards and Guidance’
October 2013.
The document can be accessed via this link