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The provision of anaesthesia in challenging environments is the subject of a new handbook edited by Hilary Edgcombe, a Consultant Anaesthetist from the Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), Rachael Craven and Ben Gupta.

Edited by Hilary Edgcombe from the Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), Rachael Craven and Ben Gupta, this handbook provides practical, concise advice on providing consistently safe anaesthesia with minimal resources.

Published this month by Oxford University Press (OUP), 'Global Anaesthesia' provides practical, concise advice on providing consistently safe anaesthesia with minimal resources.

It has been written by international experts with a wealth of experience administering anaesthesia in elective and emergency settings across the globe.  

Intuitively laid out with comprehensive preoperative and peri operative instructions across a swathe of specialties, this first handbook covers obstetrics, paediatrics, burns, pain, trauma, and critical care.

'Global Anaesthesia' is a paperback and costs £29.99. Order your copy online from OUP Medicine.

Global Surgery Stories

OUGSG members run OX5 for Oxford Children's Hospital

Two of our Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG) members, Professor Chris Lavy and Dr Shobhana Nagraj, completed the OX5 Run on Sunday 20 March 2022 for the Children’s Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Our experience with the 10-Group Robson classification system in Egypt to analyse its high caesarean section rate

Dr Bismeen Jadoon, a Healthcare Researcher and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, discusses caesarean section rates in Egypt.

Authorship demographics in global surgery, 2016-2020

Dr Krithi Ravi, an Academic Foundation Doctor at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, shares her latest published work.

What is the extent of global health teaching activities at UK medical schools?

Global health is the study, research, and practice of medicine focused on improving health and achieving health equity, and should be integrated into medical school curricula. InciSioN UK Collaborative set out to evaluate the extent of global health teaching activities at United Kingdom (UK) medical schools.

Global Scalpels: A global surgery podcast

Founded in 2020 by Riana Patel and Taylor Ottesen, the 'Global Scalpels' podcast aims to bring together a number of interesting speakers to show the work behind the scenes in global surgery and to highlight the people creating some of the most innovative projects in sectors such as technology, law, advocacy, and research.

Experiences with Mercy Ships

Senior paediatric surgery nurse Gabrielle Dent discusses her time volunteering with Mercy Ships.