The Learning Zone: Remifentanil PCA. Dr Kay Mak

Topic of the month Date
Remifentanil
January 2021
Relevant recent publications
The RESPITE trial: remifentanil intravenously administered patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) versus pethidine intramuscular injection for pain relief in labour. Lancet 2019
Remifentanil for labour analgesia: an evidence-based narrative review. IJOA 2015
Labour analgesia and the baby: good news is no news. IJOA 2011
OAA webcast (in last 4 years) 23rd May 2019
http://www.oaawebcast.info/oa-19-thursday.html
Update on labour analgesia
(password: bridge)

3rd Oct 2019*
http://www.oaawebcast.info/update-2019.html
Non-regional techniques for labour analgesia
(password: news)

5th November 2018
http://www.oaawebcast.info/monday-5th.html
Non neuraxial analgesia for labour
(password: London)

7th November 2017 (Tues)
http://www.oaawebcast.info/tuesday-7th.html
Remifentanil PCA in labour - down but not out?
(password: London)

18th May 2017
http://www.oaawebcast.info/oa-17-thursday.html
A randomised controlled trial of remifentanil intravenous patient controlled analgesia (PCA) versus intramuscular pethidine for pain relief in labour (RESPITE trial)
(password: square)
    OAA posters (in last 4 years) May 2019
    https://epostersonline.com/oaa2019/node/65
    https://epostersonline.com/oaa2019/node/163
    https://epostersonline.com/oaa2019/node/169
    https://epostersonline.com/oaa2019/node/172
    May 2018
    https://www.epostersonline.com/oaa2018/node/160
    May 2017
    https://www.epostersonline.com/oaa2017/node/44
    https://www.epostersonline.com/oaa2017/node/165
    https://www.epostersonline.com/oaa2017/node/617
      MBRRACE-UK None
      National guidelines National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Clinical guideline [CG190]: Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies, 2014 (revised 2017). London: NICE, 2017. Section 1.8 Pain relief in labour: non-regional
      Clinical guidelines  Examples of Local Trust Guidelines: Remifentanil PCA’s
      Remifentanil
      Audit / Qu suggestions
      Raising the standards: RCoA Quality Improvement Compendium
      7Obstetric practice
      Page 242 Information for mothers about analgesia and anaesthesia during surgery

      Chapter 9 Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services for an obstetric population 2020
      Pg 16, 5.16

        FRCA questions
        Simulation suggestion
        Remifentanil overdose in labour
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