Jason McVicar

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to establish construct and concurrent validity and interrater reliability of an assessment tool for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) performance on a high-fidelity simulation model. METHODS Twenty participants were evaluated using a Checklist and Global Rating Scale designed for assessing(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ultrasound-guided needle placement is a widely used technical skill that can be challenging to learn. The SonixGPS is a novel ultrasound needle-tracking system that has the potential to improve performance over traditional ultrasound systems. The objective of our study was to determine if the use of the SonixGPS ultrasound system(More)
PURPOSE To develop and validate a parent questionnaire to aid in predicting which children are likely to exhibit significant adverse behaviour at anesthetic induction. METHODS Parents of 209 children, ages two to 13 yr, completed a brief questionnaire prior (13 items) to their child's anesthetic induction for surgery. The questionnaire included content(More)
Despite evidence in the literature, continuing wide variation exists in anesthetic technique for primary joint arthroplasties. Recent evidence suggests that neuraxial anesthesia has advantages over general anesthesia in terms of mortality, major morbidity and healthcare utilization. Yet, despite the proposed benefits, utilization of these two techniques(More)
A customized vertical wind tunnel has been built by the University of Canterbury Rocketry group (UC Rocketry). This wind tunnel has been critical for the success of UC Rocketry as it allows the optimization of avionics and control systems before flight. This paper outlines the construction of the wind tunnel and includes an analysis of flow quality(More)
To the Editor: We thank Drs Srinivasan and Shorten for their letter calling for further refinement of the assessment tool validated for evaluation of remote simulation-based ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia training. We address their concerns, in order, below: 1) Cheung et al developed the Global Rating Scale (GRS) and Checklist as a global assessment(More)
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