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On 19th October 2021 1700 we welcome Dr Steve Roberts to deliver the 4th in the free AAGBI tutorial series on Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia
ESPA Webinar series 29 & 30|09|2021 1700 CEST ( 1600 BST )
Day 1 - Implications of the Covid19 pandemic on healthcare of paediatric patients in South Africa – insights from stakeholders
Day 2 - Back to basic paediatric anaesthesia
APAGBI are pleased to present the 3rd in the anaesthesia tutorial series: TIVA for Children
15th September 2021, 5pm to 6pm
See below for registration code
The APAGBI has some good news for trainee members requiring funding for APLS and EPALS courses.
Rees Bear Video and updated patient information released by RCOA.
The main changes in the Guidelines 2021 have now been released.

Do you perform rapid sequence induction in all emergencies?



Coronavirus Update






Update 19th September 2020

National Guidance on the Recovery of Elective Surgery in Children

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the cessation of all but the most urgent elective children's surgery during the period of peak prevalence of infection in the general population.  Guidance was updated on 17th September on evidence based practice that will enable the recovery of children's elective surgery.  This has been the result of a huge collective effort by ourselves and numerous other contributors including the RCoA, RCPCH, BAPS, RCS England and the Association of Perioperative Practice, supported by Professor Simon Kenny, the National Clinical Director for Children. 

There are elements of this which will help all off us optimise the time window we have whilst prevalence is low and before winter pressures start adding to our problems. The guidance is responsive to local prevalence conditions which allows change in response to changes in local prevalence of COVID.

The guidance has not been approved by NHSE yet, and this is being sought which will provide extra assurance. In view of this, there will need to be local agreement with each Trust’s appropriate teams as to implementation of all or specific elements of this guidance. 

Some of the nuances of the rapid guidelines development means that certain elements PPE requirements could not be covered so again local considerations of the evidence in the guidelines should be used to help any changes to existing policy. 

Chris Gildersleve

President APAGBI


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