Saturday 7th September - Local Anaesthetic refresher held in Leeds.
Mr first association with Melanie Joyce at Aspira:dent.
Thoroughly enjoyed this day, we looked at all the anaesthetic agents in depth and how to calculate toxic doses of each for adults and children. We looked at medical histories and drug interactions in order to clarify which LA to use and which not to use.
We also looked at needle phobia - the causes and theories behind this debilitating problem. The delegates were introduced to various techniques for delivering painless injections and had the opportunity to look at landmarks in each others mouths for delivering ID Blocks. This lead to a discussion and problem solving seesion as the delegates were encouraged to discuss any difficulties they had had achieving anaesthesia in the past.
The lunch was exeptional, provided by Mel and I'd like to thank her and all the delegates for making the day a sucess