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Propofol instead of Thiopentone for RSI in Obstetrics

Up to March 2015
March 25. 2015
Anahita Samaan

Have you seen the editorial in April's Anaesthesia by Dr Yentis?

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.13034/abstract

I think it is very commendable that our unit at Hull has taken the lead in this area and have been using Propofol for GA in obstetrics as recommended by this editorial. They are auditing their results which I hope they will be able to publish soon

Two additional points:

1. Dr Yentis says that except for a change in the volatile agent used, the conduct and drugs used for obstetric GAs hasnt changed since the 70s!

2.  I think that the other change we need to make is to use a videolaryngoscope as the first laryngoscope for all RSIs and especailly in obstetrics. I hope that the new DAS guidelines say this but dont think they will

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