A podcast for anaesthetic trainees


  • Season 3 Episode 3

    10/12/2013 Duração: 01h09min

    Better late than never, this episode was recorded a few weeks ago but remains nearly as relevant today, as it was then. In somewhat of Tramadol haze, Mark navigates his way through the main medical journals and poses some interesting questions concerning speciality guest appearances in ED and tobacco funded research, and imparts some friendly advice to Bex on her upcoming cycling tour. Frank does a Tomorrow's World spot and and gives us the low down on vehicular based patient monitoring, while Bex finds Anaesthesia News strangely 'uplifting'. For this month's journal paper, Rik looks at the year's biggest critical care news from the PROSEVA trial and learns how patient proning can lead to a relative risk reduction of 50% from ARDS mortality. For the first time ever, Bex is on the quiz master's chair for BorB and Frank gets burned by the unlikely tag team of a recovery nurse and a cardiology SHO.

  • Season 3 Episode 2

    27/10/2013 Duração: 01h07min

    There's loads in the news this month as we whizz through the big medical journals learning that most research findings are in fact false, and insisting on gown and gloves in ICU reduces the number of room entries, just not the spread of resistant organisms. Bex dodges her rant and instead delivers a new feature 'Rebecca's Rhyme', kicking off our quarterly poetry corner. Mark has an in depth look at the recent Cochrane perioperative fluid meta-analysis and we attempt to make sense of the pretty complex statistical analysis. Links to resources in this month's mega notes. It's Frank's turn to take the reigns of BorB for a fluid themed contest with a shocking result.

  • Season 3 Episode 1

    23/09/2013 Duração: 50min

    We're back after a brief hiatus with the same old presenters, same old theme music but a brand new format. In this episode you can look forward to cheap Nandos, instructions on how to donate your body to medical science, zombie ants and a search engine that makes the internet more palatable. Additionally there is some anaesthesia related content, with education on organ donation, work force planning news and data suggesting that there is in fact a magic number for intraoperative blood pressure, and that number is....

  • Season 2 Episode 11

    31/05/2013 Duração: 01h22min

    After three months of conferences and guest presenters we're back to our usual format with Frank, Bex, Mark and Rik talking about all things anaesthesia related. This month that includes live pets on ICU, dead pets in resuscitation science, US military agony rays and the brown note. Bex is back cheerleading for NAP while Frank tells us what (if any) difference our fancy CO monitors are making in big anaesthesia cases. Rik gets overexcited about the isolated forearm technique and Mark, as ever, is not impressed by our profession's lackadaisical approach to the adoption of non-leur spinal connectors.

  • GAT 2013 ASM Special

    01/05/2013 Duração: 01h29min

    We're back with a GasCast GATcast special. In this podcast we attempt to distil down three days of excellent lectures, workshops and social events into a 90 minute podcast with varying degrees of success. We've got live interviews from the floor and post-match analysis featuring some old favourites and new voices all from this year's fantastic GAT annual scientific meeting in Oxford.

  • Season 2 Episode 9

    30/03/2013 Duração: 01h24min

    We're back to our usual format this month with Sibs Anwar standing in for a holidaying Frank. Gastric ultrasound once again rears its head to provoke a contrary Dr. Salmon, priming him for this month's rant. We also look at the latest AAGBI post-anaesthesia recovery guidelines and a case report of cardiac arrest on an obstetric unit using a remifentanil PCA. All of this plus our discoveries, Biology or Bunkum and flaming hairdryers.

  • Season 2 Episode 8

    28/02/2013 Duração: 01h13min

    It's time for plan B as we all get together for the first time in over a year and attempt to record an episode around Frank's kitchen table, with variable results. Amongst quite a few uneditable mistakes, we muddle through the MHRA safety update on post-surgical codeine prescription in children, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, and IT security via the contents of Bex's laptop. All of this plus Mazda Bongos, recycling and a Biology or Bunkum replacement called Physics of Fiction.

  • Season 2 Episode 7

    30/01/2013 Duração: 01h18min

    You say lignocaine, I say lidocaine. Whatever your persuasion of pronunciation, it's all about this humble local anaesthetic in January as we proclaim it to be the 'Ketamine of 2013'. We look at some fascinating results in prehospital advanced airway management from Japan, and Frank presents some broccoli research on high tidal volumes in Cardiac ITU. Plus our New Year discoveries and a slightly smutty Biology or Bunkum.

  • Season 2 Epsiode 6

    29/12/2012 Duração: 01h33min

    For our Christmas special we're delighted to be joined by numbers guru and journal editor John Carlisle. John helps us look at the latest from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, interpret the recent guidance from NICE regarding depth of anaesthesia monitoring and teaches us all how to make the perfect pancake. We've also got discoveries, rants and a festive themed Biology or Bunkum.

  • Season 2 Episode 5

    30/11/2012 Duração: 01h19min

    Focused TTE ultrasound improving long term outcomes in NOF patients? Electrically stimulating epidural catheters? It's all here this month's episode, along with achondroplastic epidurals, what to wear in birthing pools and a surprising number of 80s & 90s music references for a podcast on anaesthetics.

  • Season 2 Episode 4

    30/10/2012 Duração: 01h19min

    This month we use science and research to classify a range of everyday anaesthetic items as either good or bad. We review the important and impressive EuSOS study, discuss opioid-induced hyperalgesia and look at what might the nail in the coffin for hetastarches. Mark gets excited about some more helicopter science and we play an Ig Nobel themed game of Biology or Bunkum. Sadly, Bex is absent this episode but her seat is kept warm by Sibs Anwar.

  • Season 2 Episode 3

    30/09/2012 Duração: 01h31min

    In this bumper episode, Bex interviews legend of thoracic anaesthesia Professor Peter Slinger and Frank brings us the first news from the emergency laparotomy network. Rik learns some valuable lessons in bariatric ventilation and Mark revisits the evidence and use of hyperosmolar therapy in traumatic brain injury. We've got some follow up from last episode, discoveries, news and a surprise result in Biology or Bunkum.

  • Season 2 Episode 2

    30/08/2012 Duração: 01h10min

    This month we're mythbusting as we try to put to bed some of the more dubious, less evidence based anaesthetic practices. In this episode we take on uncuffed ET tubes in paediatrics, lateralisation for epidurals, CVP for fluid balance and cricoid pressure. We have the second attempt at Mark's Monthly and Question of the Month returns with your chance to win a prize.

  • Season 2 Episode 1

    30/07/2012 Duração: 01h13min

    It's our second year of podcasting and in this episode, it's business as usual as we review the latest on lung protective ventilation from the BMJ and learn about the UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project. We hold the inaugural meeting of epidurals anonymous and discuss the most recent NCEPOD report on in-hospital cardiac arrests. Emboldened by recent successes, Bex decides we should start a Biology or Bunkum leader board, we are collectively repulsed by the state of Mark's scrubs and introduce our new favourite feature, Mark's Monthly.

  • GATcast

    01/07/2012 Duração: 50min

    It's our one year anniversary and we've recorded a special episode from the GAT Annual Scientific Meeting in Glasgow. Co-hosted by June Rahman and Lucy Evans, we distil down the best lectures and learning points from the conference and interview some of the excellent speakers, organisers and delegates. There's a slightly surreal web based educational meeting when GasCast meets Gasclass and we round it off with a Scottish themed Biology or Bunkum.

  • Episode 11

    31/05/2012 Duração: 01h16min

    We're keeping it clinical this episode as we present novel uses for ultrasound in anaesthesia and intensive care. Discoveries include the thinking behind needle stylets, Mark on TV and why you should run if you meet Rik in an anaesthetic room. We've got the rest of our usual features plus a mystery celebrity anaesthetic guest! What more could you want? Free beer? We've got that too.

  • Episode 10

    30/04/2012 Duração: 01h07min

    Grab your slide rule for this maths, stats and intrigue episode. In addition to probably the most significant anaesthetic research scandal to date, we have gigantic limbs, immensely clever statistics and a correct answer to Mark's question of the month. Bex makes us (and our patients) feel good by telling us how anaesthetic technique can influence long term outcomes and we have a laugh about nitrous oxide.

  • WCA Special

    04/04/2012 Duração: 01h11min

    It's our World Congress of Anaesthesiologists special from Buenos Aires! Co-hosted by June Rahman and Rosel Tallach, this special episode features interviews with the President Elect of the AAGBI, the new editor of the BJA and Professor Pierre Foex. We give you the low down from the planet's biggest anaesthetic congress and tell you all about the fantastic Lifebox project and why you should contribute. All important links, videos and more on the website so please take a look.

  • Episode 9

    21/03/2012 Duração: 01h01min

    It's the ANTS episode as we look at the how your brain tries to ruin your anaesthetic. We discover gasclass - the new twitter medical education tool, FFP that takes its inspiration from Smash and find a new forum to troll. Frank reviews the latest research into drugs that might make surgeons operate faster at night and makes a Blue Peter platelet agitator out of an anaesthetic machine and an old loo roll. Be sure to check out the video on the website.

  • Episode 8

    22/02/2012 Duração: 01h04min

    Regular listeners beware - we now have theme music! Plus, we interview Andrew Morley about anaesthesia at the Science Museum, how to get the best out of your labour epidurals and newfangled resuscitation robots. We look at the potential pitfalls of using the landmark technique for TAP blocks, Rik gets excited about Twitter Journal Club and Mark tells us how far last year's ET tubes will stretch.

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