- South East Dublin Department of Anaesthesia

SEDDA Anaesthetic Grand Rounds - January / June 2012

Programme Schedule: Wednesday 7.30am





11th January

Respiratory mechanics and the systemic circulation

Dr John Boylan


18th January

Perioperative renal dysfunction

Dr Niamh Conlon

Dr Mohd Jaigirdar

25th January

Anaesthesia for liver transplantation

Dr Niamh Conlon


1st February

Anaesthesia for pancreatic surgery

Dr Finola Naughton

Dr Aravind Rathakrishnan

8th February

Post-operative nausea and vomiting: an update

Dr Larry Crowley

Dr Eimhin Dunne

15th February

Carotid endarterectomy

Dr Cathal Nolan

Dr Kathyrn Byrne

22nd February

Factor 7: the good, the bad and the ugly


Dr Roger McMorrow

29th February

Cardiac output monitoring


Dr Georgie Imberger

7th March

Anaesthesia for phaeochromocytoma

Dr Ingrid Browne

Dr Raza Mehdi

14th March

Complications of intrathecal therapy

Dr Paul Murphy

Dr Gavin Weekes

21st March

Post-partum haemorrhage

Dr Ola Rosag

Dr Philip Walsh

28th March

Morbidity and Mortality meeting

Dr Larry Crowley


4th April

New oral anticoagulants

Dr Denise Rohan

Dr Tom Martin

11th April

Easter Break



18th April

EP cardiology and anaesthesia

Dr Jonathan Lyne
Consultant Cardiologist
Mater Hospital


25th April

Heart Failure

Dr Ken McDonald
Consultant Cardiologist
St. Vincent’s University Hospital


2nd May

Paravertebral Block

Dr Muhammad Mukhtar

Dr Alister Ramachandran

9th May

Anaesthesia and the Elderly

Dr Alan McShane

Dr Aisling McMahon

16th May

Tracheobronchial Injuries

Dr Neil McDonald

Dr Paul Tierney

23rd May

Pre-operative Assessment ‘Tales from the Crypt’

Dr Tom Owens

Dr Tomas Turocek

30th May

Anaesthesia for the morbidly obese patient

Dr Breda O’Kelly


6th June

Continuous Wound Infusion Catheters

Dr Niamh Conlon

Dr Thomas Hitka

13th June

Pulmonary Hypertension and Anaesthesia

Dr Niamh Conlon

Dr Islam Shaban

20th June

Morbidity + Mortality Meeting

Dr Larry Crowley


27th June









Grand Rounds - Education & Research Centre, SVUH


ICU Continuing Education

Programme Schedule:  Tuesday 7.30am (updated monthly)



Consultant Chairing

17th January

Management of the OLT Patient

Dr Donal Ryan

24th January

Acute Liver Failure

Dr Stephen Frohlich

31st January

The Initial assessment of shock

Dr. Donal Ryan

7th February

Early Goal Directed Therapy

Prof. Alistair Nichol

21st February

Renal Failure

Dr Kieran Crowley

28th February

RRT – 11

Dr Kieran Crowley Consu

6th March


Dr Deirdre O'Brien

13th March

Nutrition - survival guide

Ms Nicola Dervan

20th March

Toxic shock syndrome

Dr Karina Fitzgibbon

27th March

Diagnosis of Brian Death

Dr Pat Benson

3rd April

Management of the organ donor

Dr Bilal Ahmed

10th April


Dr Kieran Crowley

17th April

Medical emergency teams

Dr Andrew Westbrook

24th April

Hypothermia post cardiac arrest

Dr Caroline Hickey







ICU Conference Room, * case presentations by Registrars


Anaesthetic Tutorials/ ICM Journal Club

Programme Schedule:  Thursday 7.30am (updated monthly)



Consultant Chairing

2nd February

Ruptured AAA:case discussion

Dr Niamh Conlon

9th February

Regional Anaesthesia above the Clavicle

Drs Breslin, Twomey, Conlon

23rd February

Medical Grand Rounds
Rescue Therapies in ARDS

Prof Alistair Nichol


1st March

Case Discussion
Post-operative renal failure


15th March

Primary OSCE practice





ICU Conference Room

Intensive Care Medicine Journal Club

Programme Schedule:  Thursday 7.30am (updated monthly)



Main Speaker

19th January

"Early versus Late Parenteral Nutrition in Critically ill Adults"
- Michael P Casaer et al. N Englan J Med 2011;365:506-17

Dr Thomas Hitke

16th February

"A comparison of Albumin and Saline for Fluid Resuscitation in the Intensive Care Unit"
-The Safe Study Investigators. N Engl J Med. 2004;350:2247-56

Dr Paul Tierney


8th March

"Saline or Albumin for Fluid Resuscitation in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury"
-The SAFE Study Investigators N Engl J Med. 2007;357:874-84

Dr Islam Shaban

22nd March

"A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial of Transfusion Requirements in
Critical Care"
- Paul C. Herbert, M.D. et al. N Engl J Med. 1999;340:409-417

Dr Bilal Ahmed

12th April

"Hydrocortisone theraphy for patients with septic shock"
- N Engl J Med. 2008;Jan 10;358(2):111-24

Dr Karina Fitzgibbon


10th May

"Introduction of the medical emergency team (MET) system: a cluster-randomised
controlled trial"
- Lancet. 2005 Jun 18-24;365(9477):2091-7

Dr Kathryn Byrne

7th June

"Ventilation with Lower Tidal Volumes as Compared with Traditional Tidal Volumes for
Acute Lung Injury and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrone"
- The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrone Network. N Engl J Med. 2000;342:1301-1308

Dr Eimhim Dunne




Lecture Room ICU (beside staff room) SVUH