092 – Accidental dural puncture and intrathecal catheters

Welcome to this podcast, the third in our series of obstetric anaesthesia basics. Join us for this conversation where we discuss the incidence, significance and management of accidental dural punctures & intrathecal catheters.

Thanks Laura, Matt & Roger!


The “Basics of Obstetric Anaesthesia” is a short series of podcasts, where we aim to discuss in a conversational manner the basic topics you will need to understand if you wish to practice obstetric anaesthesia. These will be especially useful to anaesthesia trainees new to obstetric anaesthesia but also may appeal to experienced practitioners wanting a refresher of the basics in this subspecialty area.

1 – Epidural analgesia in labour part 1

2 – Epidural analgesia in labour part 2, pitfalls and troubleshooting

3 – Accidental dural puncture and intrathecal catheters

4 – Post-dural puncture headaches and management

5 – Pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and hypertensive disorders

6 – General anaesthesia for Caesarean Delivery

7 – Neuraxial anaesthesia for caesarean delivery

8 – Postpartum haemorrhage

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