Coronavirus (COVID-19): Essential knowledge for surgeons undertaking acute medical care

24th March 2020


This webinar will focus on 'What a Surgeon needs to know’ when presented with an acutely ill patient, so that they will be able to act effectively and efficiently. It will cover a ‘step by step’ approach to diagnosis and outline relevant investigations. In addition it will explain the therapies appropriate to those with low grade infections and also for the critically ill, outlining appropriate intensive care management. The ultimate aim will be to leave surgeons, operating outside their usual remit, with a safe and effective clinical practice.


Dr Gregor McNeill MBChB FRCP DICM FFICM, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, RIE Critical Care Professional Lead, NHS Lothian ACCP Lead, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.


Mr JNA Gibson DSc MD FRCSEd FRCS(Tr & Orth) MFSTEd, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon / Honorary Treasurer RCSEd.


Presentation Hyperlinks

BMJ Best Practice: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care - NICE

COVID-19 NHS Lothian Critical Care Intubation (Video)

Putting on (donning) personal protective equipment (PPE) for aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) - Public Health England

Information, guidance and resources supporting the understanding and management of Coronavirus (COVID-19) - The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, The Intensive Care Society, The Association of Anaesthetists and The Royal College of Anaesthetists.

back to top of page