- South East Dublin Department of Anaesthesia

SEDDA Anaesthetic Grand Rounds - January / June 2013

Programme Schedule: Wednesday 7.30am





Feb 6th

New oral anticoagulants and implications for anaesthesia

Dr Denise Rohan

Dr Hilary Shanahan

Feb 13th

Airway Workshop



Feb 20th

Current concepts in trauma resuscitation

Dr Neil McDonald

Dr Mort Kelleher

Feb 27th

(TBC) Anaesthesia for phaeochromocytoma

Dr Ingrid Browne

Dr Kumar Sheshadri

Mar 6th

Lower Limb Workshop



Mar 13th

Bone cement implantation syndrome

Dr Jarlath Keane

Dr Tom Wall

Mar 20th


Dr Dara Breslin

Dr Caroline Harte

Mar 27th

Morbidity & Mortality Meeting

Dr Larry Crowley


Apr 4th


Dr John Boylan


Apr 10th

Spinal Cord Stimulation: an update

Dr Declan O’Keeffe


Apr 17th

Anaesthesia for acute and chronic spinal cord injury

Dr Niamh Conlon

Dr Fauzia Bano

Apr 24th

Anaesthesia in the Cath Lab

Dr Raza Mehdi


May 1st

Anaesthesia and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Dr Kevin McKeating

Dr Hameed Khan

May 8th

Breast Reconstructive Surgery and Flaps

Dr Finola Naughton

Dr Kate O’Hare

May 15th

TBC:  Massive Transfusion Guidelines

Dr Joan Fitzgerald
Cons Haematologist


May 22nd

Cardiopulmonary Adaptation to High Altitude

Dr Roger McMorrow


May 29th

How to take an arterial blood gas on Everest

Dr Roger McMorrow


June 5th

Pacemakers and ICDs

Dr Jonathan Lyne
Cons Cardiologist,
Mater Hospital


June 12th

Ruptured AA

Dr Alan McShane

Dr Nick Barrett

June 19th

Morbidity & Mortality Meeting

Dr Larry Crowley


June 26th

Topic to be confirmed

Dr Paul McLoughlin
Conway Institute



Grand Rounds - Education & Research Centre, SVUH

Grand Rounds Archives 2012 (January - June)


ICU Continuing Education

Programme Schedule:  Tuesday 7.30am (updated monthly)



Consultant Chairing

Jan 22nd

Vascular Access Workshop


Jan 29th

Workshop -Ultrasound


Feb 5th

Acute Management for shock

Dr Donal Ryan

Feb 12th


Prof Alistair Nichol

Feb 19th

Management of Upper GI Bleeding

Dr Andrew Westbrook

Feb 26th

Management of the OLT Patient

Dr Donal Ryan

Mar 5th

Renal Failure

Dr Kieran Crowley

Mar 12th

ICU Management of the patient with liver disease

Dr Donal Ryan

Mar 19th

RRT – 1

Dr Kieran Crowley

Mar 26th

Medical Emergency Teams

Dr Andrew Westbrook

Apr 2nd

Acute management of shock

Dr Donal Ryan

Apr 9th


Dr Aisling McMahon

Apr 16th

C.Diff Colitis

Dr Suzy Fitzgerald Consultant Microbiologist

Apr 23rd


Dr Kieran Crowley

Apr 30th

Na and Water Physiology

Dr Kieran Crowley

May 7th

Lactic Acidosis

Dr Donal Ryan

May 14th

ICU management of the obstetric emergency

Dr Ann Doherty

May 21st

Acute Liver Failure

Dr Donal Ryan

May 28th

Initial Management of Shock

Dr Donal Ryan

June 4th

Venous Thromboembolism

Dr Andrew Westbrook

June 11th

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Dr Bilal Ahmed - SpR in Anaesthesia

June 18th



June 25th






ICU Conference Room, * case presentations by Registrars


Intensive Care Medicine Journal Club

Programme Schedule:  Thursday 7.30am (monthly)



Main Speaker


"Assessment of the clinical effectiveness of pulmonary artery catheters in management
of patients in intensive care (PAC-Man): a randomised controlled trial.”

Harvey S et al. Lancet. 2005 Aug 6-12;366(9484):472-7.

Hilary Shanahan


“Introduction of the medical emergency team (MET) system: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.”

Lancet. 2005 Jun 18-24;365(9477):2091-7.

Faisal Sattar



“A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial of Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care”

Paul C. Hébert, al. N Engl J Med. 1999;340:409-417

Yassir Mohammed


“Effect of treatment with low doses of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone on mortality in patients with septic shock.”

JAMA. 2002 Aug 21;288(7):862-71.


“Hydrocortisone therapy for patients with septic shock.”

N Engl J Med. 2008 Jan 10;358(2):111-24.

Anne Doherty



“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


“Saline or Albumin for Fluid Resuscitation in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury”

The SAFE Study Investigators. N Engl J Med. 2007;357:874-84

Nicholas Barrett


“Ventilation with Lower Tidal Volumes as Compared with Traditional Tidal Volumes for Acute Lung Injury
and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome”

The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network. N Engl J Med. 2000;342:1301-1308

Bilal Ahmed



“Nighttime Intensivist Staffing and Mortality among Critically Ill Patients”

N Engl J Med. 2012;366:2093-2101

David Mafavuneh




Lecture Room ICU (beside staff room) SVUH


Simulation Training



Main Speaker

Jan 21st

Introduction to the Simulator

Dr Crina Burlacu
Consultant Anaesthetist

Simulation Lab - Old Ward Block – 7.30 a.m. Sharp