Several trusts responded that they used to extubate but, in line with the AAGBI
(2002) guidelines, they had changed their practice reverted back to ensuring that the anaesthetist retains the responsibility of extubation.
This time, as well as being issued via the Central Alerting System, the SPN was made available on the websites of the AAGBI
, RCoA, AfPP, CODP and RCN.
However, the publication by AAGBI
is more of a 'refresher' series and provides a general summary on a number of common topics, rather than presenting any great advances in research or clinical anaesthesia.
The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland 2007 Recommendations for standards of monitoring during anaesthesia and recovery London, AAGBI
Available from: http://www.
promotes the use of a central or departmental database of equipment for handling patients including manufacturer designated weight limits and stored location.
has recently published updated guidelines on infection control (4), which provide detail more specific to anaesthetists, though much of the information relates to vCJD.
However, in the face of limited alternative methods for treating this difficult situation, the AAGBI
have issued guidelines on using lipid emulsion as a rescue method.
htm); en las que las EL, aparentemente presentan un perfil de seguridad aceptable en las dosis recomendadas por la AAGBI
(Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland) (31).
If this is not viable then time for extra air exchanges before the next patient should be allowed (Coia et al 2006, AAGBI
The German Association for Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI; Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Anasthesiologie und Intensivmedizin), the German equivalent to the ASA and AAGBI
, has published a limited number of perioperative guidelines on their website (http://www.
guidelines (2002) further state that when care or treatment is delegated, the anaesthetist must be satisfied that the person to whom they delegate has the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills to provide the care or treatment involved, and that the anaesthetist must always pass on enough information about the patient and the treatment they need, as they will still be responsible for the overall management of the patient.
Although anaesthetists should be aware of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the various drugs that these children may be taking, they must also regard specific, necessary anaesthetic considerations (Rankin 2009, AAGBI