D M Hurford

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The National Patient Safety Agency has issued a Patient Safety Alert with the aim of eliminating Luer connectors from equipment for lumbar puncture and subarachnoid injections by 1 April 2011, and from all neuraxial and regional anaesthesia equipment in 2013. B-link (UK) Ltd and InterVene Ltd have produced non-Luer connectors for neuraxial devices: the(More)
sco bougie from our stock. Timesco are presently modifying this and another bougie following communication with us. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) informed us that there are currently no standards regulating the dimensions and malleability of bougies. This means that manufacturers will only become aware of poor design from(More)
turning and supraclavicular pressure reduced the risk of inadvertent internal jugular vein (IJV) cannulation from 9.1 to 3.6%. Although this difference was not statistically significant, the manoeuvre may reduce the size of the IJV lumen and so decrease the risk of the guide wire travelling up the IJV. Ambesh and colleagues found that manual compression of(More)
A new paediatric Glidescope (Cobalt GVL Stat) has recently become available. This varies in design from the Karl Storz DCI videolaryngoscope, as it possesses a short curved disposable blade compared with the narrower straighter blade of the Storz. We compared the time taken for tracheal intubation under normal and difficult intubation conditions in a(More)
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