Workshops 2015

Workshop 1: Advanced Low Flow Anesthesia Workshop
Jan Hendrickx  
Andre De Wolf  
The workshop will be an entirely open format. Any topic can be brought up for discussion.
The list below is by no means exhaustive, but will be used as a back-up to help evoke discussions if need be.
Attendees can take as many pictures and videotape as much as they like.
Location: OLV Hospital  
Date: Friday September 18, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Organizer: OLV Research Unit
Registration: write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contribution: 250 euro  
Number of attendees limited to 8 - 20, on a first come first served basis
Level of experise required: minimum
Accessible to: any interested party
Language: English  
How to select your target  
  Defining anesthesia  
  MACawake, MACimmobility, MACBAR
  Understanding and visualizing drug interactions
  The second gas effect
Basic quantitative concepts  
  VN2O Severinghaus
    Ideal FGF sequence
  VN2 Kinetics
    Infrared and paramagentic
    Redirecting gases
    Failure of hypoxic guards
    O2 only?
  VAA Vessel groups
    Uptake patterns
How technology changed our approach towards administering inhaled gants - Table OTA
GAEq - the General Anesthetic Equation concept
  From constant FI to constant FA
  Empirical Agent: Sevoflurane
    N2O, N2: Hypoxic mixture example
  Explains why we need automated low flow
  Other reasons: over and under dosing
  Fraction of rebreathing
  What defines efficiency?
Non-automated low flow  
  Wash-in Stellan's approach
    Andre's Approach
    FGF sequences
  Maintenance FD - FGF titration
  Emergence coasting, slow alveolar wash-out
The automated machines  
  Description Aisys, Zeus, FLOW-i
    The ventilator and ventilation modes
    Rebreathing characteristics
    The breathing sysytem
    How they manage O2, N2, and N2O
    Agent delivery system
  Differences Pre-induction
  Agent usage Cumulative agent display 
  Effect of N2O  
CO2 Absorbers  
  Why do we need absorbers?
  What is the maximal FICO2?
  Understanding the exhausting CO2 canister
  Different products  
  Understanding FCU - fractional canister usage
  Calculating costs  
  Relative agent versus canister usage
  In vitro versus in vivo  
Breathing system filters  
  HME versus filters  
  Effect on heat and humidity during low flow
The future: steering depth using a combination of EEG derived and probability of clinical response suppression
Advantages: real and imagined
  Agent usage  
  Environment: patient, OR, earth
  Safety + over and underdosing O2/agent
  Consistent reduction in usage
  Lack of understanding
Workshop 2: Depth of Anesthesia Monitoring Workshop 
Info to follow soon