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Pre-Hospital Anaesthesia
  1. RJ Dawes, Specialist Registrar in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care1 and
  2. Surg Cdr Adrian Mellor, Consultant Anaesthetist2
  1. 1Wessex Rotation
  2. 2Dept of Academic Emergency Medicine, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, TS3 4BW


This review presents the history of Pre-hospital anaesthesia, it’s evidence base, required training and examines current arguments focusing on best practice such as who should undertake the procedure and how identifying appropriate patients, utilizing new techniques and drugs may benefit the Pre-hospital practitioner in optimum delivery of this important procedure.

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