This second edition handbook details new and improved procedures, current drugs
and updated algorithms used by the crews of the Great North Air Ambulance who
have been providing this life saving intervention since 2004. It will be of
interest to pre-hospital care doctors and trainees, especially those studying
for the GNAAS course.
Pre-Hospital Anaesthesia is one of the most demanding interventions that can be made in the field. The exact incidence of failed intubation is difficult to quantify, but it is clear that it is higher than in hospital. Equally it is certain that anyone undertaking it should have clear instruction in the technique and a thorough understanding of all it entails.
Jeremy Henning, MB BCH, FRCA, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care St James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, and British Army and HEMS Consultant at the Great North Air Ambulance. Henning has previous experience in being an SHO In Emergency Medicine at Morrison Hospital, General Duties Medical Officer 1 Armd Fd Amb, SHO in Anaesthesia – Wessex , SHO in Medicine – Royal Hospital Haslar, SpR in Anaesthesia – Tri Service Deanery, Retrieval Fellow and at Royal Adelaide Hospital Airborne Intensive Care Unit.
Andrew Griffiths, B Med Sci (Hons), MB BS, FRCA, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care and British Army and HEMS Consultant at the Great North Air Ambulance. Griffiths has previous experience as an SHO in Anaesthesia – South (West) Thames Deanery, SHO in Medicine – Truro, SHO in Emergency Medicine – Mansfield, SpR in Anaesthesia – Tri Service Deanery.
Tim Lowes, MB BS, FRCA, DiplMC, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care and British Army and HEMS Consultant at the Great North Air Ambulance. Lowes has previous experience as an SpR in Anaesthesia Tri Service Deanery.