ANZCA Virtual ASM : 29 April - 3 May 2022

ePosters (display only)

The below abstracts have been accepted as ePosters for display only at the 2022 ANZCA ASM. Delegates registered for the ASM will be able to view these ePosters in the virtual event portal.

Anaesthesia ePosters

Airway management
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Jignal Bhagvandas An unusual cause of an end expiratory grunt post intubation
Dr Andrew Clawson Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service emergency department airway registry: Implementation, and characterising intubations.
Dr Laura Grave Objective evaluation of YouTube as a source for
Dr Alice Ho Audit of documentation of preoperative airway assessment at a large tertiary teaching hospital
Dr Michelle Liu The association between cannabis use and laryngospasm
Dr Chad Oughton Reticence to perform awake tracheal intubation: a literature review
Dr Sophie Unell Under pressure? Resolving cuff leak following difficult intubation with a smaller endotracheal tube.
Dr Hannah Wray Laryngoscopes: how and when are they utilised? An audit comparing video- to conventional laryngoscopes at a large tertiary teaching hospital.
Dr Hannah Wray Cormac and Lehane, Fremantle Score, POGO – how do we document videolaryngoscope use, and is it adequate? An audit at a large tertiary teaching hospital.
Allergy and malignant hyperthermia (ANZAAG)
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Dr Mahanoor Baig Basophil activation test (BAT) – an underutilised application in the diagnosis of perioperative hypersensitivity: a tale of 2 cases
Anaesthesia techniques
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Dr D-Yin Lin Anesthetic and Analgesic Risk-Factors for Twelve-Month Mortality after Hip Fracture Surgery: A Population Analysis of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.
Dr Tarun Ponneri Central nervous system complications from retrobulbar anaesthetic injection: A review of case reports and case series.
Dr Raymond Geoffrey Steele Quality assurance audit of total intravenous anaesthesia in laparoscopic gynaecological surgery at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
Mr Mohit Tugnait Can We Safely Use High-Flow Techniques In Tubeless Upper Airway Surgery Involving Laser?


Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion (CTVP)
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Rajib Ahmed The use of a bronchial blocker through a double-lumen tube during one-lung ventilation for oesophagectomy surgery.
Dr Philip Cumpston Validation of Formulae for Estimating Blood Volume
Dr Alexander Hansen Prediction of hypofibrinogenaemia during cardiac surgery based on the starting fibrinogen and the extent of haemodilution
Dr Joelene Lim Venous Thromboembolism Prevention in Thoracic Surgery – A Retrospective Audit
Dr Joelene Lim Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Cardiac Surgery – A Retrospective Audit
Dr Vincent Loo Post-operative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing urgent cardiac surgical procedures at the Prince Charles Hospital – a quality improvement project
Dr Jun How Low Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drains in aortic surgeries: developing an institutional guideline
Dr James Preuss An audit of the diagnostic accuracy of the ROTEM® sigma for the identification of hypofibrinogenaemia in cardiac surgical patients
Dr Sigrid Theodore Severe factor XII deficiency in the context of cardiopulmonary bypass: the challenges of intraoperative heparin monitoring
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Dr Rosmarin Zacher Return-to-work experiences of female Australian anaesthetists and trainees
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Dr Richard Seglenieks Anaesthesia & Intensive Care’s Twitter activity
Day care anaesthesia
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Dr Sherman Siu A retrospective audit of premedication use and documentation of effectiveness in adult special needs patient undergoing ambulatory anaesthesia for dental procedures at Westmead Hospital
Emergency response
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Andrew Clawson Positional ventricular tachycardia following peripherally inserted central cannula insertion: Inserted with tip confirmation system, the first case of it’s kind
Dr Liam O’Bryan An audit of the incidence of over-transfusion at a quaternary centre
Dr Cameron Rush Effects of a design intervention to improve activation of the emergency call system in operating theatres.
Intensive care
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Graeme Duke Safety of the Endotracheal Tube for Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation 1
Leadership and management
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Thiago Moreira While you were sleeping: Capturing care in anaesthesia
Medical education and research
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Richard Seglenieks Victorian anaesthetic trainee research survey
Dr Tomoaki Urabe Possible mechanisms of intracellular calcium elevation by propofol and remimazolam
Dr Eileen Zhang Ward Ready Series – an online pilot program for medical education during COVID-19
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Dr Vikrant Singh Awake craniotomy using sedation and scalp block for deep brain stimulation implantation surgery: A retrospective observational study
Obstetric anaesthesia
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Matthew Black Attitudes toward antibiotic use in pregnancy and after birth – a survey of Australian women.
Dr Jane Brown Multidisciplinary management of pulmonary arterial hypertension in pregnancy: Time for optimism.
Dr Mark Butorac Anaesthesia for caesarean delivery in Albury-Wodonga: a 7-year audit
Associate Professor Victoria Eley Recognized and unrecognized dural punctures in 12,981 labor epidurals: an audit of management.
Dr Kenhui Heng Case comparisons of peripartum hysterectomies in metropolitan tertiary hospitals in a private and public setting
Dr Kenhui Heng Training proficiency of epidural catheter insertions as part of re-entry into anaesthesia practice
Dr Andy Jeon Risk of inadvertent dural puncture in obstetric epidural anaesthesia: 2015 – 2020
Dr Jaclyn Leak Maternal Satisfaction with Analgesia Post Caesarean Section
Dr Clark Mei From decision to delivery of a category 1 caesarean section – what takes up more time?
Dr Yayoi Ohashi Body temperature peri-caesarean audit
Dr Charlotte Taylor What a clinical headache! An Audit of Epidural Blood Patch for Accidental Dural Puncture at Flinders Medical Centre
Dr Michelle Wartski Anaesthetic technique for laser photocoagulation in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome – a single centre audit
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Dr Fangbo Ge Postoperative fatigue interferes significantly with daily functioning and enjoyment of life after gynaecological surgery (Return-II study)
Dr Clark Mei An audit of co-mingled recycling in the operating suite. How can we improve?
Paediatrics anaesthesia (SPANZA)
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Neil Hauser Perioperative mortality data a a Tertiary Paediatric Hospital in Western Australia
Dr Chloe Heath Kids Voices, a qualitative analysis of the perioperative experience from children’s perspective.
Dr Andy Jeon Popular topics for publication in paediatric anaesthesia: a bibliometric analysis of six high-impact journals from 2017-2021
Dr Thiago Moreira Anisocoria after Paediatic ENT surgery: a case report
Perioperative medicine
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Theodore Backhouse To Give or Not to Give? An Audit on Perioperative Antihypertensives in Non-Traumatic Craniotomy
Dr David Cui Perioperative acute kidney injury in elderly patients after hip fracture surgery (CHIEF Study)
Dr Louise Dawson Royal Perth Hospital intraoperative management of fractured neck of femur fixation audit.
Associate Professor Victoria Eley Non-invasive blood pressure versus radial artery pressure measurement in patients with body mass index above 45 kg.m-2
Dr Ryan Erskine Tailored routine sugammadex reversal is more cost effective than neostigmine: A narrative review
Dr Ka Wai Fok The Impact of Unilateral versus Bilateral Hip and Knee Arthroplasty on Haematological Parameters in the Perioperative Period: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Dr Usha Gurunathan Preoperative renin-angiotensin system antagonists and blood pressure responses during ambulatory procedures
Dr Margaret Hezkial Does attendance at anaesthetic or perioperative medicine preadmission clinic reduce the occurrence of unplanned ICU and/or HDU admission postoperatively?
Dr Abbey Hoswell Take a Breath – An audit of hypoxaemia incidence in PACU
Dr Saleem Khoyratty Pre-operative assessments by an anaesthetist for inpatient emergency surgery at a tertiary centre
Dr Caroline Lake An audit of preoperative chronic medication management in elective surgery at Flinders Medical Centre, a tertiary teaching hospital.
Dr Nicholas Lightfoot Association between quality of recovery scores and postoperative opioid use following unilateral total knee arthroplasty
Dr Andrew Lim Improving medication management in patients fasting before a procedure: an interrupted time-series analysis
Dr Vincent Loo Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury during the perioperative period in colorectal surgery- a 2 year retrospective study.
Dr Jayden MacDowall Comorbidities, perioperative management, and complications in centenarian surgical patients: a retrospective cohort study
Dr Thomas Martin Prolonged pre-operative fasting from fluids in a regional Australian hospital
Dr Thiago Moreira Preoperative Anaemia Screening Pathway Implementation – A Central Queensland Saga
Dr Justin Nazareth Myocardial Injury after Non-Cardiac Surgery: MINS in VAPOR-C sub-study
Dr Luke Nelson Perioperative MET Call Audit
Dr Andrew Nienaber Audit of pre-operative clerking and preparation for surgery
Dr Katrina Pirie Analgesia for major laparoscopic abdominal surgery: A randomised feasibility trial using intrathecal morphine
Dr Shi Hong Shen Compliance of perioperative management of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2i) in elective surgery:  A prospective audit
Dr Natalie Smith Can you climb a flight of stairs: evaluating the relationship between self-report and actual ability
Dr Sigrid Theodore Pulmonary vein thrombus transiently visualised on intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography
Dr Madeleine Wallis Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit Discharge Delays at Gold Coast University Hospital (Oct 2020-Mar 2021)
Dr Ashley Webb Doubling of smoking cessation before elective surgery after offering mailed nicotine replacement therapy; a randomised trial.
Dr Harrison Yao Comparing rates of renal impairment between younger and older adults after femur fracture surgery: a cohort study
Dr Harrison Yao Anaemia and blood product usage in younger adults after femur fracture surgery: a cohort study
Regional anaesthesia
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Dr James Bickley Total hip arthroplasty with pericapsular nerve group block in a patient with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia- a case report
Dr Joshua Chew Dexamethasone in the attenuation of severe block-regression pain after upper limb open reduction, internal fixation surgery – a five-year audit
Dr Ryan Erskine Effect of adductor canal catheters on mobilisation post total knee replacement: a meta-analysis
Dr Ryan Erskine Rib fracture related respiratory complications and Erector Spinae Block Timing: A cohort study
Dr Nicholas Lightfoot The effect of peripheral nerve block anaesthesia on postoperative opioid use in ankle fracture surgery: a retrospective cohort study
Dr Aimee Som The use of erector spinae plane blocks (ESPB) for pain management following traumatic rib fractures.
Dr Emily Z Wang Academic productivity of New Zealand Anaesthetists versus General Surgeons from 2015 to 2019: Are our Anaesthetists publishing?
Safety, quality and research
Author name ePoster Title
Dr David Cappellari Cost matters in older hospitalised patients with hip fracture
Dr Katherine Davis Evaluating patient satisfaction with analgesia after outpatient surgery.
Mr Rami Dennaoui Patients’ knowledge on COVID-19 pandemic and their attitude towards masking healthcare workers.
Mr Rami Dennaoui Media consumption change pertaining to COVID-19.
Dr Jarron Dodds Variability in Oxygen Delivery with Bag-Valve-Mask Devices: an Observational Laboratory Simulation Study
Dr Ryan Erskine The FUN Spot: a multidisciplinary approach to safely fast-tracking neck of femur surgeries.
Dr Daniel Haslam Using a Safety-II approach to explore and improve anaesthetic drug handling
Dr Angus Johnston An audit of steroid prophylaxis for paediatric adrenal insufficiency
Dr Corinne Teh A retrospective audit of the prevalence of preoperative anaemia in patients who underwent emergency non-cardiac surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, a South Australian tertiary referral centre.
Dr Holly Theile “A quality improvement project to limit unnecessary preoperative pathology at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH)”
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Dr Liam Carr Are we achieving a balanced transfusion in major trauma patients? An audit of transfusion practice in a major trauma centre.
Dr Patryck Lloyd-Donald Does the use of noradrenaline for augmenting cerebral perfusion pressure improve neurological outcome in adults with severe traumatic brain injury? A systematic review.
Welfare of anaesthetists
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Dr Isabelle Cooper Stigmatisation and negative attitudes in the workplace: Experiences of pregnant Australian anaesthetists.
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Ms Natalie Kegels The well-being of physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic in a Belgian tertiary hospital

Pain medicine ePosters

Pain medicine
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Paul Hession Persistent opioid use following total knee replacement surgery
Dr Emily Z Wang Efficacy and safety of alpha-2 adrenergic agonists in neuraxial anaesthesia for lower limb orthopaedic surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Acute pain
Author name ePoster Title
Dr Tegan Asser Appropriateness of discharge opioid prescriptions in opioid naïve surgical patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Dr Joshua Chew The emotional impact of perioperative dexmedetomidine and/or ketamine in acute post-operative pain
Dr Vimoksalehi Lukoschek The Swiss Cheese Model of perioperative paracetamol: the influence of nursing scope-of-practice and in-service education on perioperative paracetamol prescribing and administration in two tertiary hospitals.
Dr Rosalind Maris Perioperative analgesia for Caesarean Section at a Tertiary Women’s Hospital
Dr Andrew Nienaber Patient controlled analgesia and postoperative outcomes in older patients undergoing joint arthroplasty
Dr Ebony Selers Intravenous opioids for chemotherapy-induced severe mucositis pain in children, a systematic review.
Dr Grace Wu Postoperative opioid prescribing following acute and elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy at a New Zealand hospital