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Paul Ting, MD Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Jeffrey M. Taekman, MDAssistant Dean for Education Technology
Director, Medical Simulation Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
Gary Kantor, MD, ChB, FRCP(c)Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Case Western University



  • Anesthesia & Analgesia News from Doctors Guide
    5 star rating Medical and pharmaceutical industry news, product announcements and research developments from conferences, journals, and newswires. PSL Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Anesthesiology News
    5 star rating REG A newsletter which has traditionally circulated to every anesthesiologist in the United States (36,000) every month. Includes late-breaking news, reports from anesthesiology meetings, interviews with clinicians, hot-topic debates, new product announcments, physician-authored articles, summaries from emerging medical literature, etc. Free registration. McMahonMed Publishing Group .
  • Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the ASA
    4 star rating Online abstracts of scientific papers presented at the society's annual meeting. Print abstracts are published in "Anesthesiology". American Society of Anesthesiologists.
    4 star rating Links to abstracts and, if available, full text articles recently released at respected online sources such as the New England Journal of Medicine or the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists What's New
    3 star rating Collected, updated news stories relevant to anesthesiology practice.
  • Anesthesia News from CAS
    3 star rating Updates regarding topics of interest to Canadian anesthesiologists from the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society,
  • Anesthesiology News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • Science Daily News - Anesthesiology
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Anesthesiology News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • MedWire News - Anesthesiology
    2 star rating REG The latest, most important findings in the fast-moving world of medical research and clinical trials from scans of the world's leading journals. Free registration.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • "Anesthesia" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures that discuss the use of journal impact factors in quantitatively assessing the importance of medical journals based upon the frequency that their articles are cited. collected by the Google search service.
  • Anaesthesia On-Line
    4 star rating This "International Journal of Anaesthesia" is an online, peer-reviewed publication with articles on clinical practice and research in anesthesiology. 1995-present. Priory Lodge Education Ltd.
  • Update in Anaesthesia
    4 star rating An educational journal that provides practical advice for those working in isolated or difficult environments. Publishes practical guides, articles presenting new procedures, editorials, guidelines, clinical updates, and self assessment quizzes with answers. Full text. 1992-present. World Anaesthesia and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.
  • Medslides Anesthesiology Powerpoint Slideshows
    3 star rating A collection of slideshows authored by medical faculty and clinicians.



  • Anaesthesia at the District Hospital
    4 star rating A handbook, published by the World Health Organization, that assists Anesthesiologists with the fundamental knowledge and skills to provide care in small hospitals where equipment and supplies may be limited or not available. In Adobe PDF. Presented online by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.
  • Canadian Medical Examination (MCCQE) 2000 Review Notes- Anesthesia
    4 star rating These review notes are an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive review of medical specialty clinical knowledge. The text prepares graduating medical students for certification examination.
  • Hypertextbook of Regional Anaesthesia for Obstetrics
    4 star rating Covers obstetric anesthesia anatomy, neonatology, pharmacology, resuscitation, cesarean section, general and spinal anaesthesia, etc. Manbit Technologies, Australia.
  • The Anesthesia Gas Machine
    4 star rating An illustrated and hyperlinked manual that covers vaporizers and compressed gases with an emphasis on safe operation. Written at the University of Detroit and presented online by the anesthesia web project GASNet.
  • Virtual Anaesthesia Textbook
    4 star rating A collaborative, textbook-style, web-based professional Anaesthesiology reference with contributions from multiple international authors. VAT offers comprehensive links to Anesthesia-related Internet content. Sections cover professional issues, basic sciences, anaesthesia equipment, patient care, and the management of special conditions. This sponsored project has been coordinated by Dr. Chris Thompson at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital of Australia since 1996.
  • The Global Textbook of Anesthesiology
    3 star rating A textbook-style reference that collects articles, tutorials, and lecture notes on critical care and trauma anesthesiology. Anesthetic complications, regional anesthesia, and equipment are covered and a Palm version is available. Published by GASNet - a physician edited anesthesiology web project at Yale University.
  • Redbook-The Anesthesia Resident's Handbook
    2 star rating Includes short descriptions of various topics of anesthesia care and analgesia. Covers local, pediatric, and obstetric anesthesia, risks, acute pain management, electrolytes/fluids, laboratory values, and more. University of Basel, Switzerland.
  • Vascular Thoracic Anesthesia Manual
    1 star rating Chapters cover different aspects of anesthesia in vascular and thoracic surgery. Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care, University of Chicago.

Major Sites / Home Pages


Practice Guidelines / FAQs


Images, Path./Clinical


  • CMEList Online CME Sites - Anesthesia
    5 star rating A searchable, well-annotated, and constantly-updated directory of web links to online CME opportunities. The directory entries include credit hours, sponsors, cost, lecture format, target audience, and accrediting organization. Bernard Sklar, MD, MS.
  • Anaesthesiology Congress Resource Centre
    3 star rating An annotated list of anesthesia-related meetings, congresses, and seminars. Includes an extensive city guide. Allows keyword searching and browsing by specialty, location, and date. Doctor's Guide.
  • Anesthesiology Online CME Modules
    2 star rating Modules which contain abstracted articles on anesthesiology followed by a multiple choice post-test and a short evaluation. Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation.

Patient Education


  • Anesthesia Internet Resources Directory at Karolinska
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to anesthesiology and analgesia related resources: textbooks, journals, associations, guides, anesthesiology departments, and institutes. The resource is maintained by medical librarians at the Karolinska Institute Library, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • MedWeb Anesthesiology Internet Resouces
    2 star rating A directory of Anesthesiology web sites organized by subject. Includes academic departments, clinical practice, educational resources, guidelines, patient care and education, societies, textbooks, medical products, electronic publications, and employment opportunities. Emory University Health Sciences Center Library.
  • Australasian Anaesthesia
    1 star rating A large collection of annotated anesthesiology related links.

Educational Materials

  • "Anesthesiology: Acute Clinical Pharmacology and More" Surgery Lecture at MedITAC
    5 star rating An archived slideshow lecture on a core topic in surgery practice. This program is part of an International telemedicine project sponsored by NASA and the Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Consortium. The presentation may require the RealPlayerG2 plugin. Bruce Spiess, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology 10/00.
  • Questionnaire in Anesthesia
    5 star rating A multiple choice questionnaire, with interactive feedback, directed to candidates for board examinations in anesthesia. Questions are referenced with hyperlinks to Medline articles, clinical websites, audio-visual prompts, ECG's, echocardiographs, X-rays, etc. Dr. Andrew Pybus, The St. George Hospital.
  • Topic Reviews from the New York School of Regional Anesthesia
    5 star rating A review of anesthesia techniques and new concepts and studies in the practice of regional anesthesia . Features an overview of techniques taught to residents at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY.
  • Canadian MCQ Practice Exams at the Black Bank
    4 star rating Several collections of actual MCQs from the Canadian exams.
  • ICU and Anaesthesia Website
    4 star rating Up to date information and teaching material for healthcare professionals and students in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia.
  • GasNet Software Resources
    3 star rating A collection of software resources that includes calculators and graphing programs provided by individuals or companies. The software can be use to calculate acid-base status, body mass index, dopamine drip, maximum allowable blood loss, etc. Includes other algorithms and calculators. GASNet and Yale University School of Medicine.
  • The Virtual Anesthesia Machine
    3 star rating Demonstrates an interactive simulation of an anesthesia machine with visualization of gasflows. Includes an interactive airway device tutorials. Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida.
  • Anesthesia Reference Tutorials at WFSA
    1 star rating Lecture notes on anesthesia topics presented online by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.
  • Emergency Drugs in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
    1 star rating Quickfinder for drugs used in anesthesiology and critical care with dosage and route. Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Texas and Priory Lodge Education Ltd. UK.
  • World Anaesthesia
    1 star rating Publishes short articles, commentaries, views & news on the international clinical practice of anesthesia in the developing world, 1997-1999. World Anaesthesia & the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.



  • AnesthesiaWeb "Ask The Experts"
    1 star rating REG AnesthesiaWeb is ananesthesiology oriented web service. The "Ask the Experts" section gives members an opportunity to interact with article authors via an e-mail. Restricted to health professionals, registration required. Free registration.
  • Neuromonitoring List
    1 star rating An open forum for discussion of neuromonitoring, for professionals and researchers interested in all aspects of neuromonitoring in intraoperative, ICU, other clinical, or research settings.

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