RA-UK has been involved in two new guidelines from th Association of Anaesthetists.
Firstly, the association of anaesthestests has just published a new guidance on regional analgesia for lower leg trauma and the risk of acute compartment syndrome
This guideline stresses an important point about patient autonomy in the shared decision around pain control and risk of a rare but serious complication. It is bound to generate further discussions about this contentious topic.
Secondly, our immediate past president, Dr Amit Pawa was involved in the new standards for monitoring guideline. This shores up advice around the performance of regional anaesthesia in outside areas, and of second blocks during awake surgery.