Plastics / burns






Plastic surgery

General and regional anaesthesia for plastic surgery including:
Anaesthesia for head and neck surgery
Anaesthesia for free flaps and reimplantation
Anaesthesia for cleft palate repair
Specific problems of prolonged anaesthesia
Benefits and risks of hypotensive anaesthesia (also used in middle ear surgery)
Manipulation and control of blood pressure to assist surgery
When using elective hypotensive techniques to maintain professional independence, recognising the absolute need to protect the patient’s safety at alltimes and not to succumb to unreasonable pressure from the surgeon
Managing the acutely compromised airway including experience with transtracheal ventilation
Postoperative management for patients who have undergone plastic surgical procedures with particular reference to free flaps

Burns

Pathophysiology of the patient with burns
Pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis and management of injury due to heat and smoke inhalation
Resuscitation in the management of the patient with burns
Recognition and treatment of airway problems
Institution of intravenous fluid therapy and fluid replacement
Monitoring
Insertion of lines
Problems with access
Responses to drugs in burned patients
Analgesia
Temperature maintenance
Transportation requirements

CEACCP 2003: APRIL
John Adams and Paul Charlton
Anaesthesia for microvascular free tissue transfer

CEACCP 2001: DECEMBER
Roland G Black and John Kinsella
Anaesthetic management for burns patients

CEACCP 2001: AUGUST
Peter John Hilton and Martin Hepp
The immediate care of the burned patient

CEACCP 2004: APRIL
Aidan T Norman and Keith C Judkins
Pain in the patient with burns