When should we anaesthetise trauma patients and what should we use?
SIRS was first recognised in trauma patients. Trauma induces an inflammatory syndrome in patients which peaks in the first few days. To this we often add surgical trauma to repair the damage. How do we time the surgical repair, what should we think about and how can we safely do the anaesthetic.
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Kenneth Joubert, BVSc (UP) MMedVet (Anaes) Specialist Anaesthetist
Kenneth graduated with a BVSc from The University of Pretoria in 1995. After graduating he joined small animal practice in Johannesburg for 2 years before returning to the University of Pretoria. In 2000 he obtained a MMedVet (Anaes) and held the position of senior lecturer in anaesthesiology at the university. In 2004 he left the university to re-join private practice before starting his own referral practice in anaesthesiology, pain management and critical care. Kenneth has publish 36 scientific publications, delivered 73 scientific presentations, delivered over 137 continuing education talks, done 13 multimedia presentations, published 39 non-scientific articles, presented 6 course, written one book chapter and attended 63 congress of continuing education. Kenneth currently holds an extra-ordinary lecturing post in Pharmacology in the department of Paraclinical Sciences at the University of Pretoria and runs a private practice dedicated to anaesthesia, analgesia and intensive care. He has regularly examined students in pharmacology, anaesthesiology and clinical studies. Kenneth has and is currently involved in the supervision of 4 students.
Kenneth has a keen interest in total intravenous anaesthesia, intensive care, ventilation and cardiology. His research interests included non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, anaesthetic depth monitoring and total intra-venous anaesthesia.
Kenneth chaired the Faculty Ethics Committee (Animal Use and Care Committee) until it was dissolved to form a University based Animal Use and Care Committee. I was then a member of the Senate committee for Research Ethics and Integrity and the Animal Use and Care Committee of the University of Pretoria. Kenneth currently serves on the AUCC (RECA) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.